State Adolescent Health Coordinators: Resilient, Responsive and Leading the Way in Innovation
While many state adolescent health coordinator positions evolved from and continue to thrive within state Title V / maternal and child health blockgrant programs, as many are currently housed and funded within other divisions within public health agencies (such as family planning and chronic disease divisions) as state funding and public health structures shift. As a result, SAHCs are making a difference across many state systems and disciplines, as well as nationally.
National Contributions (Nationally):
Individually and on behalf of the NNSAHC, SAHCs are playing major roles in raising the visibility of adolescent health in national policy and program arenas.
In their own states, SAHCs are responsible for a wide range of activities, from topic specific programs (like teen pregnancy prevention) to broad efforts to infuse a positive youth development into all state level programs serving/interacting with youth.
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