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University of Minnesota Healthy Youth Development - Prevention…

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General Information

The Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health is the home to the University of Minnesota's Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center (HYD - PRC), one of the premier sites in the country for adolescent health research. At the HYD - PRC researchers are learning about the best practices for providing adolescents with the necessary skills and opportunities to live healthy and meaningful lives. The HYD - PRC is also dedicated to learning and implementing ways to reduce health disparities that exist among Minnesota's young people. In addition to research, the HYD - PRC supports the youth-serving community in many ways:

  • Promoting best practices
  • Evaluating program effectiveness
  • Improving policies and systems
  • Building public support for young people
  • Advising community-based organizations
  • Training educators, public health professionals, sexual health educators, health care practitioners, and youth workers. 
Services Provided: 
Technical Assistance
Policy Support
Technical Assistance

HYD - PRC provides interactive, skills-building trainings to increase the capacity of youth serving professionals and organizations. As a complement to trainings, customized assistance is also available to support program selection, implementation, and evaluation.

Curriculum alignment to policies, Curriculum alignment to standards, Curriculum development, Curriculum review for cultural inclusivity, Curriculum review for LGBTQ inclusivity, Curriculum review for medical accuracy, Scope and Sequence development, Scope and Sequence review
Age Group(s):
Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-10, Grades 11-12
Policy Support