An Adolescent Health Initiative, titled Think, Act, Grow (TAG) has been released by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). This national program aims to create healthy development and outcomes, including decreased teen births, smoking, and substance abuse, amongst the 42 million adolescents living in the U.S. Most of the causes of death among the adolescent population are largely preventable.
The Federal Government has created an interactive mapping tool that provides detail on community-based partnership initiatives and grant sponsored programs that are currently undergoing around the U.S. This map, with input from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), showcases programs from more than 15 federal agencies (e.g.
The national BUILD Health Challenge will fund innovative community & hospital collaborations to catalyze health communities. The jointly funded effort will give two kinds of awards – planning and implementation awards – to strengthen partnerships among hospitals, nonprofits, local health departments, and other community organizations to improve the health of low-income neighborhoods within cities with populations greater than 150,000.