CE Credit

Promoting Adolescent Health


Welcome to the training on Promoting Adolescent Health provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.50 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to promote adolescent health by conducting comprehensive screening during preventive checkups, implementing effective clinical practices and communication strategies, and complying with state law and policy related to adolescent health care.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Summarize how regular health screenings and early intervention help promote healthy adolescent development and reduce common health complications and risky behaviors.
  2. Specify best practices for setting up a medical home and conducting comprehensive adolescent health screening during preventive checkups.
  3. Integrate effective communication strategies with adolescents and their parents, including motivational interviewing, into routine adolescent health screening and checkups.
  4. Apply state laws related to adolescent health privacy, consent and confidentiality, and abuse and neglect reporting requirements.

Please note this module expires on 6/17/2023.

This module was released on 6/17/2020.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

The medical definitions provided in this module were adapted or obtained from the Texas Family Code, MayoClinic.org, and Medscape.