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General

Picturing a Healthier Future: A State Strategic Plan for Indiana's Adolescents. Indiana’s first adolescent health plan created by the Indiana Coalition to Improve Adolescent Health (ICIAH) and the Indiana State Department of Health’s Adolescent Health Program that identifies ten priority health issues that impact the health and well-being of Hoosier adolescents. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Latest Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non institutionalized population, age 12 and older. (Accessed Jan. 9, 2014)

Injury and Violence

Ten Leading Causes of Death. Data provided by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Motor Vehicle Safety. Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Think First: National Injury Prevention Foundation. Provides injury prevention information and resources. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System. Data provided by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

General Information

Suicide, Depression, and Mental Illness:

Dating Violence:

Teen Drivers:

Sexual Behavior

Indiana RESPECT. Indiana RESPECT is the state's teen pregnancy prevention initiative. This initiative supports community-based organizations to provide sexuality education and teen pregnancy prevention programs to adolescents throughout the state. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Tobacco

Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs-2007. Evidence-based guide to help states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Evans N, et al. Influence of tobacco marketing and exposure to smoking on adolescent susceptibility to smoking. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 1995;87(20):1538-1545.

Latest Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population, age 12 and older. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Cigarette Report for 2011. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2011. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Weight, Diet, and Physical Activity*

CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Indiana Cancer Consortium. Provides resources on evidence based practice and best practices for cancer-related topics. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative.  Provides support and resources for statewide partners, health professionals, community health champions and interested citizens working to promote healthy eating and active living and to make the healthy choice the easy choice in Indiana. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

Preventing Childhood Obesity: A School Health Policy Guide, National Association of State Boards of Education, May 2009.  Provides the latest policy updates and recommendations about how to promote physical education and activity and healthy eating policies in schools. (Accessed last on Jan. 9, 2014)

*2005 YRBS data for the physical activity question concerning “Percent of high school students who were physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day, five or more days per week” was removed from our trend analysis because of methodological issues about how it was asked that year compared to subsequent years.

Nutrition Information:

Physical Activity Information: