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Physical Health in Developing Adolescents

Adolescence is a good time for children and youth to begin taking responsibility for their physical health—from what they eat to keeping fit to getting preventive check-ups. During this phase, adolescents with chronic conditions can begin to learn how to manage those conditions.

Clinical Preventive Services

Learn about the importance of clinical preventive services and how adolescents can be involved in their health care.

Youth with Chronic Conditions & Disabilities

Learn about the health needs of adolescents with chronic conditions and disabilities and how to support them.

Healthcare Transition for Adolescents

Adolescents and young adults who learn to use the healthcare system are setting the stage for better health now and throughout their lives.

Healthy Behaviors

Discover what behaviors support good health for adolescents into adulthood.


Find out which vaccines adolescents need and why.
Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on February 24, 2017