The Office of Adolescent Health hosts a range of events. Please find a listing below. You can also find materials from past grantee conferences and meetings for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grantees, past grantee conferences and meetings for Pregnancy Assistance Fund Grantees, and information on past and upcoming Twitter chats

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG) Announcement

Monday, November 17, 2014 - New Orleans, LA


Overview of the Event

Picture of TAG launchOn Monday, November 17, 2014, the Office of Adolescent Health announced a call to action—“Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow” (TAG)—at the American Public Health Association (APHA)’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition. TAG aims to engage a wide array of professionals who touch adolescents’ lives, as well as parents and teens themselves, to improve the health and healthy development of the nation’s 42 million adolescents. Presenters included:

  • Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, Acting U.S. Surgeon General
  • Dr. Regina Davis Moss, Executive Director of Public Health Policy and Practice, APHA
  • Dr. Carol Ford, President, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Lynn Tiede, Senior Associate Director for Policy, Jim Casey Youth Initiative

TAG speakersIn addition to introducing TAG, presenters in the session highlighted successes in adolescent health in the last 25 years, discussed how TAG aligns with the National Prevention Strategy and Healthy People 2020, and presented strategies for engaging youth in health promotion. During the session and the APHA Conference, people discussed TAG using on Twitter using the hashtag #TAG42mil.

In the coming months, OAH will be releasing a new section on its website dedicated to helping youth-serving professionals, families, and adolescents take action for adolescent health. Sign up today for TAG updates.

Make the Connection: How Positive Youth Development Offers Promise for Teen Health & Teen Pregnancy Prevention (Webcast)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Overview of the Event

In observance of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, the HHS Office of Adolescent Health hosted a live webcast on positive youth development. The webcast featured a panel of experts moderated by OAH's Deputy Director, Wilma Robinson. Panelists included:

  • Karen Pittman: President and Chief Executive Officer, The Forum for Youth Investment
  • Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D.: Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence; Director, Social Development Research Group; and Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • Gina Wingood, Sc.D., M.P.H.: Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Lisa Lauxman, Ph.D.: Director, Division of Youth and 4-H, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The webcast covered what positive youth development is; the research behind positive youth development and its success with teen pregnancy prevention; how positive youth development is valuable for programs working with adolescents; how community programs have been using positive youth development; and opportunities for future research in this area. The event was live-tweeted on Twitter using the hashtag #TeenPYD.

A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success (Webcast)

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Overview of the Event

Hear from Robert W. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD, an expert in adolescent health and teen pregnancy, about how teen pregnancy outcomes in the United States compare globally, and what we can learn from teen pregnancy prevention efforts abroad. During the webcast, Dr. Blum addressed the following questions:

  • How do adolescent pregnancy and childbearing statistics in the United States compare globally?
  • How do different factors and characteristics impact an adolescent's risk of teen pregnancy?
  • What do we know about effective teen pregnancy prevention?

Dr. Blum also answered some commonly asked questions concerning teen pregnancy prevention. This webcast kicked off a month of activities by OAH for its third annual recognition of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

Last updated: October 30, 2015