Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center

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The Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health is home to the University of Minnesota's Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center (HYD - PRC), one of the premier sites in the country for adolescent health research. At the HYD - PRC researchers are learning about the best practices for providing adolescents with the necessary skills and opportunities to live healthy and meaningful lives. The HYD - PRC is also dedicated to learning and implementing ways to reduce health disparities that exist among Minnesota's young people.  In addition to research, the HYD - PRC supports the youth-serving community in many ways:

  • Promoting best practices
  • Evaluating program effectiveness
  • Improving policies and systems
  • Building public support for young people
  • Advising community based organizations
  • Training educators, public health professionals, sexual health educators,
    health care practitioners, and youth workers

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide funding to support the University of Minnesota's HYD - PRC and 24 other PRCs housed at universities across the country. The mission of the U of MN's HYD - PRC is to collaborate with community and public health partners to develop and disseminate actionable knowledge and practices that promote healthy youth development and health equity among all young people.

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(This publication is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 1 U48 DP001939 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)