Welcome to the State Adolescent Health Resource Center


We are sad to announce that the State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC) closed its doors on 9/1/23. We were established by federal funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau as a resource and technical assistance center for adolescent health focused staff in state Title V/MCH programs. 

Unfortunately, without these funds, there is no clear path forward in continuing our 30 year legacy as the primary source of training, technical assistance, and infrastructure support for the National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators (NNSAHC) and Title V/MCH professionals focused on adolescent and young adult health in 59 states and HRSA jurisdictions. 

The State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC) is a small-but-mighty workforce development, advocacy, and networking organization. We develop and support the HRSA-funded, state-level Adolescent Health workforce in 50 states and 9 territories as they elevate the health and well-being of all adolescents and young adults (age 10-25). 

We are the primary source of timely, actionable, research-based products for this niche workforce: through our ongoing technical assistance and training, we support a healthy national public health infrastructure, one that centers Positive Youth Development.

We envision a holistic network of best practices and investments in adolescent health and youth development in the nation’s public health infrastructure. In our daily work, our staff align efforts at all levels and connect state-level adolescent health professionals to friendly resources, training and technical assistance, and each other. SAHRC’s technical assistance is agile, relationship-based, and long-term.


Lynn Bretl, MPP
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Katie Pierson
Communications Manager
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