|Project Title||TAG, you’re it! Promote adolescent/young adult health in the U.S.|
|Project Summary||Contribute to communication and stakeholder engagement activities to raise awareness and create action in regards to adolescent and young adult health in the U.S. and promote Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow℠ (TAG).|
|Agency||Health and Human Services Department|
|Number of Interns||2|
Contribute to the HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) initiative, Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow℠ (TAG) to raise awareness and create action to improve adolescent health in the U.S. Join OAH as a virtual intern as we engage federal partners, national organizations, and other youth-serving professionals. Challenge us to appeal to adults who work with youth and develop ways to reach and engage young people, especially vulnerable teens.
As well as supporting overall communications activities and participating in OAH-sponsored meetings and events, interns may participate in one of two TAG projects:
• Actively participate in synthesizing the findings of Our Future: A Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing for U.S. audiences.
• Plan a stakeholder engagement strategy at institutions of higher education. This plan should be scalable to institutions across the country.
|Knowledge of adolescent health|
|creative problem solving|
Resources are available for interns to build on and adapt, and opportunities exist for interns to produce original content and utilize existing OAH communication channels including social media. Interns will work with senior OAH staff responsible for policy, planning and communications and learn how government works to improve the health of the nation.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to leading the nation to ensure adolescents thrive and become healthy, productive adults.
Interns will work closely with senior staff in the Division of Policy, Planning and Communications in OAH. OAH is located in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary.
Learn more about OAH on our website and follow us on Twitter @TeenHealthGov.