Teen Health in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Mission: To support the well-being, growth, and safety of Wisconsin’s adolescents and to promote adolescence as a unique stage in life where young people form a sense of who they are and who they aspire to be.

Systems and resources: The Wisconsin Adolescent Health Program aims to create systems where all young people can grow, thrive and be healthy. We build these systems by cultivating diverse partnerships, connecting and aligning organizations and resources with common goals, and working from an anti-oppression lens.

We are focused on continuous quality improvement and recognize that this work has only just begun. In addition to building systems, we are committed to transforming those that are dysfunctional and discriminatory, to centering the voices of young people, and to building equitable and trusting partnerships with those who do this work.

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Experiences and relationships: The Wisconsin Adolescent Health Program promotes healthy experiences, relationships, and communities of positive youth-adult partnerships. Guided by the Positive Youth Development Framework, the program aims to create a sense of community and provide unique spaces for youth to lead and learn.

Individual skills and knowledge: The Wisconsin Adolescent Health Program aims to educate young people to make healthy decisions, improve their goal-setting skills, build resilience, increase self-efficacy, and connect with peers and community resources by participating in funded activities.

Learn more about adolescent health programs that support the health and well-being of young people in Wisconsin.

Youth engagement is a key part of Wisconsin’s adolescent health program. Learn more about involving young people in planning and making decisions that affect them.

Teenagers, take charge of your health. Find out about your annual well visit report from your supplier.

  • Supporting Inclusive Human Growth and Development Infographic, P-03249 (PDF)
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Needs Assessment Report 2018-2019, P-02445 (PDF)
  • Guide to a well visit for teenagers, P-01767 (multiple languages) (PDF)
    • Español: Cómo tener un control de rutina: Una guía para los adolescentes
  • Exploring the Positive Youth Development Framework, P-01766c (PDF)
  • Well visit family guide, P-01766 (multiple languages) (PDF)
    • Español: Control de rutina del adolescente: Unia guía para las familias
  • Received money?! Promoting adolescent health through financial literacy, P-01766d (PDF)
  • Wisconsin Adolescent Mental Health, P-01766e (PDF)
  • Young Maternity in Wisconsin, P-02247 (PDF)
  • Sexual Violence Prevention: Teen Dating Violence, P-02861 (PDF)
  • Prevention of Sexual Violence: Affirmative Consent, P-02861A (PDF)
  • Prevention of sexual violence: blaming the victim, P-02861B (PDF)

Nearly 1 in 5 (19.9%) Wisconsin students reported that at least once in their life someone had forced them to do sexual things they did not want to do (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance 2019).

To be involved! See the DHS Prevention of Sexual Violence webpage for more information.

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