Center Projects

For over 20 years, members of the Center for Adolescent Nursing have received federal funding from organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) located within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  

Center for Adolescent Nursing research: 

  • Addresses social determinants of health among young people
  • Promotes healthy eating and physical activity, to prevent obesity 
  • Promotes healthy development among vulnerable groups of young people
  • Prevents risky health behaviors including substance use, sexual risk behaviors, bullying, and violence
  • Promotes health and healthy development of immigrant and refugee youth

Read about our Center members' research interests and contact information (PDF). 

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Prime Time

Prime Time is an 18-month youth development program designed to prevent early pregnancy among vulnerable teens. Prime Time combines one-on-one case management and peer educator group sessions, delivered in tandem.

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Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime Environment --focuses on helping families eat healthy foods and eat meals together. The HOME Plus program includes 10 monthly hands-on cooking and discussion sessions with preteens and their families.


Partnering for Healthy Student Outcomes (PHSO)

Partnering for Healthy Student Outcomes (PHSO) aims to improve health and academic outcomes for young adolescents while reducing the achievement gap.