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TAG in Action: Successful Strategies (NEW INDEX)

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TAG in Action: A Place 4 Me

The A Place 4 Me initiative is working to prevent and end homelessness among youth and young adults (ages 15 to 24), with special emphasis on youth leaving foster care without the material and emotional support of a family.

TAG in Action: West Virginia Adolescent Health Initiative

The West Virginia Adolescent Health Initiative supports collaborative, community-based efforts designed to develop the assets youth need to thrive and become successful.

TAG in Action: Trauma-Informed School Learning Collaborative

The New Orleans Trauma-Informed School Learning Collaborative provides support to schools as they transform their climate to become trauma sensitive and build their capacity to implement, sustain, and improve the delivery of trauma-focused services.

TAG in Action: MY TURN

MY TURN provides youth with comprehensive workforce recruitment, education, exploration, preparation, placement, and follow-up to ensure they are successful in achieving their career and education goals.

TAG in Action: Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) provides high quality, comprehensive, and inter-disciplinary health and wellness services focused solely on the unique needs of adolescents and young adults.

TAG in Action: Let Me Run

Let Me Run combines exercise with fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle.

TAG in Action: Aqui Para Ti / Here for You

Aqui Para Ti/Here for You is a clinic-based health youth development program in Minneapolis, Minnesota that provides medical care, coaching, health education, and referrals for Latino youth and their families.

TAG in Action: Anu Family Services

Anu Family Services helps children and youth address their grief, loss and trauma so that they may develop permanent connections with loving and stable families.

TAG in Action: Mobile Teen Van

The Mobile Adolescent Health Services program, known as the Teen Health Van, provides comprehensive, coordinated and adolescent-friendly medical, mental health, and nutrition/fitness care to vulnerable youth ages 10-25.

TAG in Action: U.S. Soccer Foundation

The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Safe Places to Play and Soccer for Success programs help communities address childhood obesity and juvenile delinquency and increase options for safe afterschool programming.

TAG in Action: Michigan Adolescent Health Initiative

The University of Michigan Health System Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) advances innovative approaches to adolescent-centered healthcare through practice improvement, education, research, and youth and community engagement.

TAG in Action: The SPOT

The SPOT (Supporting Positive Opportunities for Teens) is a comprehensive health and social services center that serves young people ages 13 to 24 in St. Louis, Missouri. The program’s vision is “Youth partnering with community for social justice and health.”

TAG in Action: Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength is a universal, peer-leadership approach to preventing youth suicide, bullying, violence and substance abuse. The program trains peer leaders to use positive social norming methods to create healthy climate and cultural change.

TAG in Action: Providers and Teens Communicating for Health Program (PATCH)

The Wisconsin-based Providers and Teens Communicating for Health Program (PATCH), is an innovative, teen-delivered educational program that strives to improve the ability of health care providers and teens to communicate effectively about sensitive health topics—such as sexual health, mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, or safety—thereby improving the quality of care that the teens receive.

TAG in Action: Teen Health and Success Partnership

The Teen Health and Success Partnership (THSP) at the University of Rochester offers young people the chance to learn valuable job and life skills, connect with mentors, and access educational support.

TAG in Action: Chicago's Citywide Adolescent Health Efforts

In an effort to reach more teens across the city, the Chicago Public School (CPS) and the Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Office of Adolescents and School Health partnered to develop public awareness campaigns and programs that would complement their existing, evidence-based Teen Outreach Program® (TOP) model.

TAG in Action: Colorado 9to25

Colorado 9to25 is a collective, action-oriented group of Colorado youth and adults working in partnership to align efforts and achieve positive outcomes for all youth, ages 9-25, so they can reach their full potential.

TAG in Action: Health Centers in School

Health Centers in Schools is demonstrating the power of an innovative, integrated program to improve the health and well-being of students and support educational progress.

TAG in Action: Georgia Power

The Georgia Campaign for Power & Potential (GCAPP) empowers young people to make healthy choices, which in turn ensures their ability to achieve their full potential, unencumbered by teenage pregnancy, bolstered by strong physical health, and supported by healthy relationships.

TAG in Action: Gilda's Club Seattle

Gilda’s Club Seattle works with high schools to provide support and information to teens about cancer, and to ensure that no young person has to face cancer alone.

TAG in Action: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Health and Wellness Great Think

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America brought together more than 155 experts for a Health & Wellness Great Think to renew their purpose and dialogue around supporting youth health and wellness.

TAG in Action: Houston Teen Community Health Workers

The Houston Health Department Office of Adolescent Health Services’ Teen Community Health Worker program teaches youth about adolescent health resources and risks and how to share health information with their families, communities, and schools.

TAG in Action: Identity Wellness Centers

Identity Wellness Centers offer a range of programs and services that improve student’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.

TAG in Action: Palm Beach County Birth to 22 Initiative

Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures (Birth to 22) supports the healthy growth, development, and education of children and youth prenatal through young adulthood, so that they can graduate from high school and succeed in life.

TAG in Action: The Power of One Coach

While on vacation in New York, Marc Berk, a volunteer baseball coach in Gaithersburg, Maryland, noticed that those who could not pay the requested fee at museums had to explain why. Berk realized that this process may feel demeaning to people who could not afford the fee, and he decided to look into the fee waiver process for youth sports in his community.

TAG in Action: The Power of One College Student

As part of its national call to action, Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG), the Office of Adolescent Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has identified a number of successful strategies for improving adolescent health. This includes our “Power of One” series about individual efforts to support young people.

Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on April 13, 2016