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Teens laughing in a groupBehaviors learned at an early age are often carried into adulthood, which makes engaging teens and adolescents an especially important priority of the Boston Public Health Commission. We strive to promote the physical, social, and emotional health of teens to build a foundation for their academic success, leadership in the community, and future good health.

Teens help us learn more about the health issues that are most important to them, and we work to give them the tools to address those issues in a constructive manner.  Our programs that help teens develop healthy relationships and prevent dating violence have been nationally recognized.  Our Start Strong teens helped create the innovative Break-Up Summit, an annual event where youth learn skills they can use to end relationships in a safe and healthy manner. 

Other youth programs at the Commission work to build the future generation of public health leaders by introducing them to today's leading policymakers and educating them about the health issues impacting their communities. 

The Commission also has a very close relationship with the Boston Public Schools, where we oversee a network of school based health centers and health resource centers in addition to collaborating with the school department on its wellness initiatives.​

Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
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