Adolescent Health Services
The Adolescent Health Services Program is comprised of programs and initiatives that serve the Hoosier adolescent population, ages 10-24. Below is a brief overview of current activities.
Title V Abstinence Education Grant Program (AEGP)
The Title V Abstinence Education Grant Program (AEGP) provides funding for abstinence education, and where appropriate, mentoring, counseling and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity.
Projects focus on those groups most likely to bear children out of wedlock, including youth ages 10 to 19, who are homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups.
Indiana currently funds eight community-based, faith-based, and private nonprofit organizations throughout the state. These sub-grantees use evidence-based models to promote abstinence by strengthening beliefs supporting abstinence, increasing skills to negotiate abstinence and resist peer pressure, and educating young people about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
To learn more about AEGP, visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/programs/adolescent-pregnancy-prevention/programs/aegp
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
The Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is part of a nationwide surveying effort led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor students' health risks and behaviors in six categories, including weight and diet, physical activity, injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and sexual behaviors.
The YRBS is conducted every two years among a representative group of Indiana students in grades 9–12. Data from individual students and schools are confidential.
The CDC analyzes the data and provides the results to each participating state. Please click here for more information on the Indiana YRBS, including the most recent results.
School Health Profiles (Profiles)
School Health Profiles (Profiles) is part of a nationwide surveying effort led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories. Profiles surveys are conducted every two years among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers. Profiles monitors the current status of
- School health education requirements and content
- Physical education and physical activity
- Practices related to bullying and sexual harassment
- School health policies related to tobacco-use prevention and nutrition
- School-based health services
- Family engagement and community involvement
- School health coordination
Data from individual students and schools are confidential. The CDC analyzes the data and then provided the results to each participating state.
Additional Resources for Adolescent Health
Children’s Special Healthcare Services: http://www.in.gov/isdh/19613.htm
Child Fatality Review: http://www.in.gov/isdh/26154.htm
Chronic Disease, Primary Care and Rural Health: http://www.in.gov/isdh/24725.htm
HIV Prevention: http://www.in.gov/isdh/18695.htm
Minority Health: http://www.in.gov/isdh/25104.htm
Nutrition and Physical Activity: http://www.in.gov/isdh/20060.htm
Oral Health: http://www.in.gov/isdh/18695.htm
Trauma and Injury Prevention Division: http://www.in.gov/isdh/19537.htm
Contact: Adolescent Health Coordinator