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Youth Health Connection

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Youth Health Connection brings together community resources that influence the lives of children and families.  Through collaboration, connection, communication, and coalition building YHC works to collectively make a positive difference in the mental health and physical well being of children, teens, parents to reduce risk and increase resiliency.  YHC was founded in 1994 and continues to grow and develop its mission and reach.

 “To have the most positive impact on our children’s health and well-being; we must work together as a community in a comprehensive way to provide a safe and nurturing environment  where youth have access to the information and resources they need to make healthy decisions.”

- Barbara J. Green, PhD, Youth Health Connection Medical Director

 “Youth Health Connection offers communities a truly unique and important program.  They work to educate adults and youth in order to reduce risk and to build resiliency.  There is none other like it, doing what they do, for over 18 years.  It represents the work of dedicated people who believe in the power of connection and collaboration for positive mental health and physical health well being.  By bringing people together and creating sustainable approaches they are making a difference.”

- Edward Hallowell, MD 


South Shore Hospital’s YHC is dedicated to the positive mental health and physical well being of youth and families. The program advances positive youth health outcomes through knowledge-sharing, risk prevention, respect, collaboration, connectedness and regional coalition building.

Endorses the role of building resiliency and strengths in children, families and systems as a cornerstone for healthy development and risk reduction.

Recognizes the importance of evidence based programs and research backed practices in the health and education fields and emphasizes connecting students and trusted, trained adults.


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