Adolescent Health & Youth Development aims to empower youth in the Cobb &Douglas Public Health district to advocate for healthy life choices for youth, ages 10-19. Through collaborating with schools, faith-based, non-profit organizations, and other government agencies, a network of community-based supports have been developed to help adolescents improve health outcomes and succeed as they move into adulthood. Programs and services enhance life skills, healthy behaviors and activities, and reduce high-risk behaviors, such as violence, substance abuse, poor school performance, and sexual activity.

A variety of interactive, age-appropriate workshops, presentations, and activities designed to help parents, and other interested adults are available on:

  • STI/HIV Prevention Education
  • Abstinence Education & Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Let’s Talk Month Activities
  • Power in Truth (PIT) Conference

Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse
Cooperative Prevention Alliance Workgroup through Douglas C.O.R.E.
Keep Talking
Abstinence Education

Additional Resources: 
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America®
U.S. Department of Education
The National Campaign

For more information about Adolescent Health & Youth Development, please contact the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention section at 770-432-7937.