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Also see these specific health-related topics:

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing has a section on youth health that summarises youth health issues, initiatives, organisations and programs. See: and search for "youth health". Or get there via

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The AIHW is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information and is an authoritative source of information on patterns of health and illness, determinants of health, the supply and use of health services, and health services expenditure. As an independent agency, it works with many government and non-government bodies across the nation to generate reliable, regular and current facts and figures on the health and welfare of Australians.

Other government sources of information:

Specific youth health issues:

Use the links above to find out about specific youth health issues.

Also see:

  • CanTeen is the Australian organisation for young people living with cancer
  • Y.E.A.H (Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS) is an independent not-for-profit health promotion organisation promoting HIV & AIDS awareness to the general community with a focus on young people. 
    More organisations focused on HIV/AIDS

South Australia:


  • The Link Youth Health Service Inc. is a free, confidential service offered to the youth of Tasmania.

  • Centre for Adolescent Health is based at the Royal Children's Hospital and  aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Victoria aged 10 to 24 years. CAH provides clinical services, community peer and parent support programs, education and training, health promotional programs in settings relevant for young people and research into health risk behaviours and factors that protect young people from harm.
  • ORYGEN Youth Health is a unique organisation made up of a specialist youth mental health service, a research centre and a range of education, advocacy and health promotion activities. The overall goal of ORYGEN is to integrate knowledge gained from clinical practice and research activities to implement, and advocate for, high quality mental health services for young people. Their clinical program is part of Victoria's public mental health system and provides mental health assessment and treatment to young people who live in the western and northwestern areas of Melbourne.

New Zealand Association for Adolescent Health Development
NZAAHD is a national network organisation for people working with young people (those aged 12 to 25) in health, education, social work and other sectors to promote adolescent health and development.

International Association for Adolescent Health
IAAH is a multidisciplinary, non-government organisation with a broad focus on youth health and aims to improve the understanding of the importance of youth health in each region of the world.

Search Institute: Practical research benefiting children and youth
Search Institute
is a North American organisation that is independent, nonprofit, and nonsectarian and aims to advance the well-being of adolescents and children by generating knowledge and promoting its application. The concept of young people needing 40 Developmental Assets in order to develop their full potential is at the heart of the institute's work. These assets are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. Search organises the annual Healthy Communities - Healthy Youth (HCHY) conference.

Youth voices is the Youth Engagement Unit of the Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto. Youth Voices seeks to promote youth engagement, expression, empowerment and exchange through youth-driven media and participatory research.

Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) supports research that ensures the best start in life for all Canadians and the achievement of their potential for optimal growth and development.

Youth Studies Australia back issues and articles

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How general practitioners determine young people's rights, by Terence Bartholomew
v.28, n.2, 2009, pp.5-13. View summary | Full text: HTML | PDF

Exploring young people's beliefs and images about sun safety, by K.M. White, N.G. Robinson, R.McD. Young, P.J. Anderson, M.K. Hyde, S. Greenbank, J. Keane, T. Rolfe, P. Vardon and D. Baskerville
v.27, n.4, 2008, pp.43-49. Summary

What does wellbeing mean? Perspectives of wellbeing among young people and youth workers in rural Victoria, by Lisa Bourke and Paula Geldens
v.26, n.1, 2007, pp.41-49.

Time out in 'green retreats' & adolescent wellbeing
Joan Abbott-Chapman
v.25, n.4, 2006, pp.9-16.

Primary health care for young people: Are there models of service delivery that improve access and quality?, by Melissa Kang, Diana Bernard, Tim Usherwood, Susan Quine, Garth Alperstein, Helen Kerr-Roubicek, Abigail Elliott & David Bennett.
v.25, n.2, 2006, pp.49-59.

RRISK: A sustainable intersectoral partnership, by Jane Elkington, Eric van Beurden, Avigdor Zask, Reyna Dight & Wendy Johnson.
v.25, n.2, 2006, pp.17-24.

The Resilient Families program: Promoting health and wellbeing in adolescents and their parents during the transition to secondary school, by
Alison Shortt, John Toumbourou, Rianna Chapman & Elke Power.
v.25, n.2, 2006, pp.33-40.

Health and wellbeing: How do young people see these concepts?
Gary Easthope & Rob White
2006, v.25, n.1, pp.42-49.

Time out in 'green retreats' & adolescent wellbeing
Joan Abbott-Chapman
2006, v.25, n.4, pp.9-16.

Active thinking: Introduction, by Geoff Dickson, Guest editor of special focus edition on youth sport, physical activity and leisure in Australia and New Zealand
v.24, n.1, 2005, p.9.

Active transportation: An important part of adolescent physical activity,
by Grant Schofield, Louise Schofield and Kerry Mummery
v.24, n.1, 2005, pp.43-47.

Barriers to physical activity in young New Zealanders, by Mike Hamlin and Jenny Ross
v.24, n.1, 2005, pp.31-37.

Physical activity levels of first-year New Zealand university students,
by Kim Sinclair, Mike Hamlin and Daniel Steel
v.24, n.1, 2005, pp.38-42.

Sloth or gluttony: Understanding obesity in New Zealand youth
by Grant Schofield, Louise Schofield, Geoff Dickson and Karen Croteau
v.24, n.1, 2005, pp.28-30.

The Marrickville Mural: Raising awareness of Hepatitis C prevention, by Suzanne Gleeson, Leigh Cantero, Tanya Jochelson and Chris Rissel.
v.23, n.4, 2004, pp.54-58.

Getting physical: The importance of physical activity in the prevention of overweight and obesity in youth, by Han C.G. Kemper
v.23, n.1, 2004, pp.35-41.

Local initiatives: Background notes on obesity and sport in young Australians, by Sue Headley.
v.23, n.1, 2004, pp.42-46.

Danger on the roads! Masculinity, the car, and safety, by Malcolm Vick.
v.22, n.1, 2003, pp.32-36.

Suicide, schools and young people: Tackling the youth suicide industry, by
Michael Carr-Gregg.
v.22, n.3, 2003, pp.32-35.

Surviving risk: Juvenile justice workers' perspectives on managing blood borne viruses and other health risks, by Mary O'Brien and Zoe Greenwood.
v.22, n.3, 2003, pp.25-31.

Working with schools to promote emotional health and prevent depression: The ACE Program (Adolescents Coping with Emotions), by Nick Kowalenko, Ann Wignall, Ron Rapee, Julie Simmons, Kathy Whitefield and Roger Stonehouse.
v.21, n.2, 2002, pp.23-30.

The complexities of ethnic adolescent health: An Australian perspective, by Barbara Bryan and J.A. Batch.
v.21, n.1, 2002, pp.24-33.

Friends, authority and health: An insight into young people's smoking habits and efforts to quit, by Debbie Fergus, Jennifer Rowe and Margaret McAllister
v.21, n.1, 2002, pp.34-39.

Sex, drugs and drinking: Health risks in the social lives of young workers, by Jo Lindsay.
v.20, n.4, 2001, pp.11-18.

Factors associated with risk-taking behaviour in Western Sydney's young people, by Esther Chang, Kathleen Dixon and Karen Hancock.
v.20, n.4, 2001, pp.20-25.

Sibling Project, by Kate Strohm
v.20, n.4, 2001, pp.48-52.

Identity status and youth recklessness, by G. Bradley and P. Matsukis.
v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.48-53.

Sex files: Exploring sexuality through Dolly magazine, by M. Kang.
v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.28-33.

Talking sexual health: What goes into a national framework for HIV/AIDS education in secondary schools?, by A. Mitchell, D. Ollis and J. Watson.
v.19, n.4, 2000, pp.22-27.

Hepatitis C: feature issue.
v.19, n.3, 2000.

The fine line: Students' perceptions of drinking, having fun and losing control, by F. Farringdon, N. McBride and R. Midford.
v.19, n.3, 2000, pp.32-38.

Hepatitis infection among adolescents in the Melbourne Juvenile Justice centre: Risk factors and challenges, by E.L. Ogilvie, F. Veit, N. Crofts and S.C. Thompson.
v.19, n.3, 2000, pp.25-30.

Hepatitis C and initiates into injecting drug use among young people: Part 2 - Educating young initiates about hepatitis C prevention, by P. Crane and M. Williams.
v.19, n.3, 2000, pp.18-24.

Hepatitis C and initiates into injecting drug use among young people: Part 1 - The first shot, by M. Williams and P. Crane.
v.19, n.3, 2000, pp.11-17.

Peer relations at school and the health of adolescents, by K. Rigby.
v.17, n.1, 1998, pp.13-17.

Adolescent role-players in medical education: Learnings and reflections, by C.J. Denholm and S. Wilkinson.
v.16, n.3, 1997, pp.27-30.

Development of the Teenage Cancer Peer Support Program, Canteen, by M. Carr-Gregg, C. Olsson, J. Toumbourou and G. Bowes.
v.16, n.3, 1997, pp.22-26.

Wake up to sleepy students: Adolescents and narcolepsy, by B. Hood.
v.16, n.2, 1997, pp.16-19.

Youth health and the role of GPs, by S. Francis.
v.16, n.1, 1997, pp.38-42.

Work of art: Occupational analysis of a children's hospital youth arts program, by S. Denshire.
v.12, n.2, 1993, pp.18-24.

It's too clean in here: Motivating adolescents in hospital, by J. White and K. Walker.
v.12, n.2, 1993, pp.14-17.

Health issues for young people, by A. Jamrozik and C. Boland.
v.10, n.4, 1991, pp.24-29.

Condemning their children: Inheritance of patterns of work-related injury, by C. James.
v.10, n.3, 1991, pp.45-48.

Sun, sea, sand ... and salads? Nutritional messages on television, by H. Morton.
v.10, n.2, 1991, pp.21-27.

Patterns and problems of adolescent obesity, by G.M. Kneebone
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies' 1988/89 v.7/8 n.4/1, pp.82-83.

Consuming images: Adolescence, food and culture, by L. Manderson
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1988/89 v.7/8 n.4/1, pp.33-37.

Youth health - who cares?, by B. Raphael
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1988/89 v.7/8 n.4/1, pp.27-32.

Health for youth, by M.L. Crooks and M. Webb
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1988 v.7 n.3, pp.20-22.

The effect of schooling on adolescent health, by M. Middleton
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1988 v.7 n.2, pp.44-47.