Key Topics

Key Topics

Capacity Building

Learn about and measure the capacity of your state or territory’s public health department, MCH program, or other adolescent health program to support adolescent health. Engage your community to build a concrete plan to increase that capacity, meet your objective, and measure its impact.

The State Adolescent Health Resource Center’s July 2021 newsletter focuses on strategic planning in state adolescent health programs and curates recent state examples and links to key resources. 

A public health improvement tool designed to help state MCH programs assess and strengthen their organization’s capacity to support adolescent health, this tool was developed by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and the National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators.

This AMCHP white paper highlights the importance of strengthening systems that affect the health and wellbeing of adolescents, citing lessons from the state Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems initiative.

A how-to guide for state-level strategic planning and action on adolescent health, developed with extensive input from state adolescent health coordinators and MCH programs by the State Adolescent Health Resource Center and National Adolescent and Young Adult Health and Information Center.

This compilation of state adolescent health strategic plans and related products (such as data reports, frameworks, and guiding principles) includes comprehensive, issue-specific, and population-specific examples from 25 states.