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About TAG

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 nation has seen declines in teen births, smoking, substance use, as well as higher academic achievement for younger adolescents. However, all adolescents can benefit from guidance in these years to improve their health and development, 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.

What is TAG?

TAG calls on organizations and individuals working with adolescents to prioritize activities that improve health. Learn how the effort began.

Risks & Protective Factors

See how experimentation and risk-taking can affect adolescent health negatively and positively.

Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents

Learn the essential components to adolescent health and the framework for TAG.

TAG Registered Trademark

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Learn about using the trademark.
Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on February 28, 2017