State Public Health Youth Advisory Structures

Many state public health entities engage youth and young adults in a variety of ways; through MCH funded state level advisory councils and groups, program/grant level youth advisory structures, as interns and employees, and through advisory structures managed by partners and other agencies.   

Building on decades of technical assistance to state adolescent health programs in maternal and child health and other public health divisions and agencies, SAHRC compiled this catalog of robust youth advisory structures managed by State Adolescent Health Coordinators, and other structures managed outside of DOH and MCH/SAHC programs but working with/accessed by SAHCs.

This catalog consists of two parts:

  1. Youth Advisory Structures Catalog (PDF) includes a Quick Reference Chart of State Public Health Youth Advisory Structures; and profiles of select state structures.

  2. Google Drive Library is a companion library of supporting documents, reports, and tools from 17 state public health youth advisory structures, lessons learned and local, state, and national examples from public health and other fields.  





Lynn Bretl, MPP
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Rena Large, M.Ed., CHES
Training & Technical Assistance Consultant
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