Adolescent and School Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC)
This site includes:
- The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults.
- Protective factors are individual or environmental characteristics, conditions, or behaviors that reduce the effects of stressful life events. These factors also increase an individual’s ability to avoid risks or hazards, and promote social and emotional competence to thrive in all aspects of life, now and in the future.
- Youth Sexual Risk Behaviors: Schools and other youth-serving organizations can help young people adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support their health and well-being.
- Program Success Stories: CDC supports state, territorial, and local agencies and tribal governments to help strengthen their capacity to improve child and adolescent health. Collectively, the programs CDC supports are making a difference in the lives of our nation’s youth. The stories on this page illustrate the exemplary work conducted by CDC’s funded partners.