Adolescence is a critical time to avoid the onset of health-damaging, risky behaviors such as smoking or unhealthy eating behaviors that can lead to lifelong health problems.
Our services emphasize prevention, early intervention, and education, and focus on the total health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. Prevention keeps students healthy so that they can succeed in school and have a promising future. Prevention and early intervention make financial sense too by reducing overall health care expenditures and inappropriate use of the emergency department.
Individual, group, and school-wide prevention messages offered include:
- Tobacco and drug prevention.
- Healthy eating/obesity counseling.
- Physical activity/exercise.
- Emotional health.
- Screening for chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes.