Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving In the 21st Century Report

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Adolescent Health Optimal Health Professional Development
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Adolescence is a critical growth period during which youth develop essential skills that prepare them for adulthood. This report identifies key program factors that can improve health outcomes related to adolescent behavior and provides evidence-based recommendations for effective implementation of federal programming initiatives. It also explores normative adolescent development, the current landscape of adolescent risk behavior, core components of effective programs focused on optimal health, and recommendations for research, programs, and policies.