Office of Adolescent Health Website
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) was established in 2010 to coordinate adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The OAH website http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/ includes information on adolescent health from organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Office on Women’s Health.
The website provides statistics and evidence-based information and resources about adolescent health for the public and for health professionals. Five health topics are highlighted on this website:
- Reproductive Health
- Mental Health
- Physical Health & Nutrition
- Substance Abuse
- Healthy Relationships
Each health topic has statistical information organized by state. For example, this map is found under Healthy Relationships:
On choosing a state, statistics on a variety of measures of adolescent relationships can be found, including bullying, violence in schools, sexual relationships, and supportive neighborhoods.
Additional information can be found on the site, including specific information on each health topic and helpful tips for parents when talking to their adolescent children.