The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program

About the Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) Program

The Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) program focuses on  improving the health status of adolescents throughout the Coastal Health District. The program provides various opportunities and programs  through collaboration with families, communities, schools, and other public and private organizations to promote positive youth development.

AHYD programming reinforces positive, healthy attitudes and provides a network of support to help youth ages 10-19 develop the skills to live healthier lives and to reduce risky behaviors.

Adolescent Health and Youth Development Programs


Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP):
The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) is offered through a partnership between the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and  and the Georgia Department of Families and Children (DFCS). The program provides youth aged 10-19 years old with resources and skills for pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the program is intended to change behavior, by delaying the onset of early sexual activity, to increase condom or contraceptive use for sexually active students and to reduce pregnancy among students. (Individualized lessons related to teen pregnancy and STI/HIV education is also available).

Media-Smart Youth:        
Media Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active is an interactive after-school education program designed for youth ages 11 to 13. The program is designed to empower young people to become aware of media’s role in influencing their nutrition and physical activity choices; to build their skills to make more informed decisions about being physically active and eating nutritious food; and to establish healthy habits that will last into adulthood. (Individualized lessons related to nutrition and physical activity is also available).

Additional Youth Health Related Presentations:

For more information on the Adolescent Health and Youth Development program, please contact program coordinator, Antwonette Bulloch.