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Physical Development and Daily Health Habits

Despite the importance of good nutrition to healthy adolescent development, adolescents and young adults get up to one third of their daily calories from fast food, which has low nutritional value. Adolescents are generally healthy, though, and this is an…

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults

Young adults are at a significant and pivotal time of life. They might seek higher education, launch their working careers, develop personal relationships and healthy habits, and pursue other endeavors that help set them on healthy and productive pathways. However,…

How are CHIPRA Quality Demonstration States working to improve adolescent health care?

The third Evaluation Highlight from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant program describes the actions states have taken to enhance adolescent health care,…

Data for the New Pertussis Booster Law

Pertussis data by county:
Statewide Pertussis immunization rates in teens:

Study Confirms that LGBT Teens Are at Higher Risk of Being Victims of Dating Violence

A new study on teen dating violence has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teenagers are at much greater risk of dating abuse than their heterosexual counterparts. Transgender teens are especially vulnerable.
Analyzing data from their larger study, “Technology,…

One in Three U.S. Youths Report Being Victims of Dating Violence

About one in three American youths age 14-20 say they’ve been of victims of dating violence and almost one in three acknowledge they’ve committed violence toward a date, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 121st Annual…

Upcoming Events

YTh Live 2014, April 6-8, 2014

YTH Live is the premier conference for cutting-edge technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations.
YTH Live is on April 6–8, 2014 in San Francisco.
Find out more.…

We Can Do Better: Improving our response to child sex trafficking in Alameda County, April 17, 2014

Join West Coast Children’s Clinic for this important discussion of child sex trafficking in Alameda County.
April 17, 2014, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Speakers include:
Nola Brantley, Founder and Executive Director, Motivating Inspiring Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY)…

AHWG Annual Provider Gathering: Increasing Patient Centered Care for Young Women, April 11, 2014

Registration is open for AHWG’s 11th Annual Teen/Youth/Young Adult Provider Gathering:  “Increasing Patient Centered Care for Young Women” 
DATE: April 11th, 2014
TIME: 8:30AM-4:00PM
S.F. State Building Auditorium
455 Golden Gate Avenue, SF 94102
Keynote:  Claire Brindis, PhD, Director of Bixby Center for…

CAHC Sponsored Trainings and Workshops

CAHC offers a variety of trainings that can be provided to your community or region.   We can work with you to coordinate and conduct outreach for the training or workshop.  We offer the following topics: Minor Consent and Confidentiality, Adolescent…


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Trauma & Resilience Toolkit

Check out AHWG’s Trauma & Resilience Toolkit.

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ASHWG Core Competencies

Developed by the Adolescent Sexual Health Working Group (ASHWG), these resources are specifically intended for adult providers and educators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

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CA Adolescent Data Set

Recently updated with 2010 data, this is a  collection of county-specific data about the health status of adolescents in Excel format

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Data Tables

The ASHWG Data for Adolescent Births, AIDS and STD are now updated with 2011 data

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Provider Resource

Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California

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HEART Primer

Check out our Healthcare Education, Assessment & Response Tool for Teen Relationships (HEART) Primer.

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