Established in 2016 as a joint program of the Center for Education and Public Initiatives of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Real Talk with Dr. Offutt, and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health, Pennsylvania Teen Health Week seeks to raise awareness of the health issues facing Pennsylvania teens. Through a variety of programs and activites, Pennsylvania Teen Health Week encourages teens to take charge of their physical and mental health to facilitate healthy choices they will carry throughout their lives.
PA Teen Health Week 2016
Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017
The next Pennsylvania Teen Health Week will take place January 9-13, 2017. Each day will focus on a specific aspect of teen health:
- Monday, January 9: Nutrition/Fitness
- Tuesday, January 10: Violence Prevention
- Wendesday, January 11: Mental Health
- Thursday, January 12: Sexual Health
- Friday, January 13: Substance Use
Check back here regularly for updates on programs and activities. Be sure to also check Real Talk with Dr. Offutt for more information on teen health.
Save the Date:
PA Teen Health Week Kickoff
Monday, January 9, 2017
Pennslyvania State Capitol (501 N 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17120)
Join us for the official kickoff. Pennsylvania students, schools, and teen health advocates are invited to join PA Lawmakers to celebrate the start of Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. No tickets are required.
Friday the 13th @ the Mütter
Friday, January 13, 2017
Help us celebrate the end of Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 with a fun health-oriented party! Take part in games that test your knowledge of important health topics! Teens get in free! Adults get in free if they wear something lime green (the official color of Teen Health Week).
Are you a teen looking to promote health? A teacher looking to encourage healthy living among your students? Consider hosting a Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 event or activity in your community!
Here's how you can help:
- Download the Teen Health Week Toolkit. It includes an overview of the themes and offers ideas for activities.
- Host your event/activity. You could also develop online materials and share them with your friends!
- Promote your event/activity on social media using the hashtag #PATeenHealthWeek2017
(CLICK HERE for more information on becoming a sponsor)
Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 is sponsored by Pennsylvania Southeast Region Area Health Education Center (AHEC); System of Care, a program of the Delaware County Department of Human Services; Honeygrow; and the Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia .
If you or your organization would like to help in Pennsylvania Teen Health Week, please consider becoming a sponsor. Sponsorships help defray the costs of...
...transportation for teens from across the state to attend the big kickoff in Harrisburg!
...ordering lime green spirit items (wristbands, bandanas, t-shirts) to help raise awareness!
...printing and development costs for the educatonal Toolkits!
...other suggestions you may have!
CLICK HERE if you are interested in becoming a Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 sponsor.
Pennsylvania Teen Health Week in the News:
- "PA 'Teen Health Week' addresses opioid abuse, overdose deaths," WGAL, Jan. 9, 2017.
- "Pennsylvania Teens Gather In Harrisburg For Teen Health Week", CBS Philly, Jan. 9, 2017.
- "PA teens talk about opioid abuse," We Are Central PA, Jan. 9, 2017.
- "Teen Health Week underway in Pennsylvania," ABC 27 News, Jan. 9, 2017.
- "Teen Health Week," PA Homepage, Jan. 9, 2017.
- "PA Teen Health Week," Chester County Medicine, Fall 2016, pp. 18-19.
- "PA Celebrates First Teen Health Week," Philadelphia Gay News, March 31 2016.
- "Focusing on Teen Health: Physicians and State Officials Recognize Age Group's Unique Needs," The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Jan. 14, 2016.
- "PA. Launches First-Ever 'Teen Health Week' Spearheaded by Local Teen," Metro, Jan. 26, 2016.
- "PA's First Teen Health Week Highlights Unique Issues Youth Face," Penn Medicine News Blog, Feb. 22, 2016.