Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teen Health Week℠ 2020 will be completely virtual! You can stay involved by following the Mütter Museum's Instagram, @MutterMuseum and the official Teen Health Week℠ Instagram, @TeenHealthWeek.
"The most important thing that you can do to maintain good physical and mental health and to assure yourself of equal opportunity in the future is to stay in school and get an education."
-- Statement from the Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Teen Health Week℠ 2020
About TEEN HEALTH WEEK℠:
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 nationwide 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℠: April 6-12, 2020
TEEN HEALTH WEEK℠ 2020 took place April 6-12, 2020. Each day focused on a specific theme related to teen health:
• Monday, April 6: Gender and Sexual Development
• Tuesday, April 7: Nutrition and Oral Health
• Wednesday, April 8: Preventive Care and Vaccines
• Thursday, April 9: Violence and Mental Health
• Friday, April 10: Substance Use and Misuse
• Saturday, April 11: Community-Specific Teen Health
• Sunday, April 12: Community-Specific Teen Health
(April 11 and 12 were open for individual organizations to focus on other themes relevant to their audiences and communities.)
Host a TEEN HEALTH WEEK℠ Event!
Organizations interested in hosting a TEEN HEALTH WEEK ℠ event can fill out the survey below: