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Center for Adolescent Health

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The Center for Adolescent Health's research is guided by our vision of healthy and productive lifestyles for Baltimore youth. 

Healthy lifestyles for youth mean lowering levels of risk-taking behavior and building new skills in terms of:

This vision is holistic—it includes broad aspects of adolescent development and addresses the major priorities identified through discussions with our Community Advisory Board, as well as with other key informants. Furthermore, this vision takes into consideration the disparities in life chances that youth in our neighborhood and throughout Baltimore face compared to other youth within the state and nation.