Adolescence is an important time for promoting health and preventing disease, one that is sometimes overlooked. Most of the nation’s 42 million adolescents are generally healthy. In recent years, the United States has seen declines in teen births, smoking, and substance use, as well as higher academic achievement for younger adolescents. However, all adolescents can benefit from guidance on how to improve their health and development during these years—and for some, serious challenges remain. Learn more about Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) in the sections below and get your networks to join the call-to-action with the TAG Toolkit.
Content last reviewed on February 28, 2017