Teen Health Week is the brainchild of Laura Offutt MD, a physician and Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia as well as an adolescent health advocate and digital health literacy expert. Established in 2016 as a joint program of the Center for Education of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Real Talk with Dr. Offutt, and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health, Teen Health Week is a global initiative to raise awareness of the unique health issues facing teens all over the world. Through a wide variety of local, state, national, and international programs and activities, Teen Health Week encourages teens to take charge of their physical and mental health to facilitate healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives.
Teen Health Week 2018
Teen Health Week 2018 will take place March 18-24, 2018. Each day will focus on a specific theme related to teen health.
Sunday, March 18: Violence Prevention
Monday, March 19: Preventive Care and Vaccines
Tuesday, March 20: Healthy Diet and Exercise
Wednesday, March 21: Mental Health
Thursday, March 22: Sexual Development and Health
Friday, March 23: Substance Use and Abuse
Saturday, March 24: Oral Health
Teen Health Week 2018 Events
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Become a Teen Health Week Sponsor!
Does your organization want to help advance the cause of teen health? You can help by becoming a Teen Health Week sponsor. Monetary donations help support Teen Health Week activities and services, including providing refereshments for local events and celebrations, spirit wear and other promotional materials, and transportation for students and advocates to attend related events during the week. Sponsors can also provide material donations (spirit wear, refreshments, etc.). All sponsors will receive recognition in printed materials, on spirit wear, and in all online promotional efforts. Your contributions are instrumental in advancing the goals of Teen Health Week.
Lime green is the color of Teen Health Week, so be sure to show your support by wearing something lime green or sharing our logo on your preferred social media platform!