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Young Adults (Teens)

cdc_teens.jpgAs a young person, you may not be thinking about your health today. But, how you take care of yourself now will make a big difference as you get older. Teens and youth who eat right, get plenty of exercise, and avoid risky behaviors have a better chance of becoming healthy adults.

Offering a variety of resources  and getting involved, your Public Health Department can help you stay on track with healthy choices. We have resources available on road safety, whether you are riding a bicycle or driving. Want to know how to prevent disease? Find out about sexually transmitted diseases including reports and data to help with your schoolwork.
 
Want to get involved? One way is through our youth coalition called Community Advocate Teens of Today (CATT). CATT encourages young people to live a healthy, tobacco-free lifestyle through education, outreach, and policy changes. CATT peer educators work to expose the tobacco industry’s manipulative marketing tactics aimed at youth.
 
We also offer occasional volunteer and internship opportunities at the Public Health Department that are open to students. Check out our Internship Opportunities section.
 
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