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  1. creating strategic action2006 state adolescent health coordinator orientation role State Adolescent Health Coordinator:Defining and refining your identity

  2. presenter Kristin Teipel, BSN, MPHProgram Director State Adolescent Health Resource Center teipe001@umn.edu

  3. Professional Background • Work for State Government • Work within Public Health System

  4. Healthy People 2010 • Nat’l Initiative to Improve AH • 21 critical objectives • Capacity-buildingresources Broad definition of health Population-focus Partnerships • Strategies: • Prevention • Health promotion • Youth development Addressing health at multiple levels

  5. Levels of public health Federal State Local

  6. 2005 AH Coordinator Survey • Discipline • Public health, nursing, education most common • Length of time in position • < 2 years: 28% of AH Coordinators • 2-3 years: 30% • 4-7 years: 28% • 8-18 years: 14%

  7. 2005 AH Coordinator Survey • Length of time in adolescent health • 1-5 years: 31% of AH Coordinators • 5-9 years: 22% • 10-15 years: 25% • 18 - 30 years: 22% • % time dedicated to adolescent health • 75% time or more: 62% of AH Coordinators • 50% time or less: 38%

  8. 2005 AH Coordinator Survey • Type of Focus • Few AH Coordinators spend 100% time on broad coordination (11%) • Management • Manage staff: 41% of AH Coordinators • Manage budgets: 54% • Manage contracts: 32%

  9. 2005 AH Coordinator Survey • Health areas of major focus • General adolescent health • Comprehensive pregnancy prevention • Youth development • Abstinence education • Health areas of secondary focus • Mental health • Obesity/overweight prevention • Reducing health disparities • Substance use/abuse • School health

  10. 2005 AH Coordinator Survey • Support for adolescent health • MCH Director is supportive: 89% of AH Coordinators • Agency leadership is supportive: 54% of AH Coordinators

  11. Help defining your role • State Adolescent Health Resource Center/ Konopka Institute • Hands-on resource for state mch professionals responsible for adolescent health