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The Centre for Adolescent Health aims to improve young people’s life chances because adolescence is as much about new opportunities as new risks. As an Australian centre of excellence, and a WHO Collaborative centre, we are unique in focusing on adolescence as a critical life stage. This includes the transition from childhood into adolescence, and the transition beyond adolescence into adult life.
The Centre for Adolescent Health works closely with the Department of Adolescent Medicine which comprises a number of specialist services for adolescents and young adults. Please see the Department of Adolescent Medicine website for more detail.
We are part of The Royal Children's Hospital, in Melbourne, Australia. Our key partners for Research and Education are the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and The University of Melbourne.
Dr Nola Firth on progress in informed awareness of dyslexia in Australia - but still a way to go
Making primary health care more accessible for students most in need.
Building the foundations for sustainable development: a case for global investment in the capabilities of adolescents. The Lancet: Investing in adolescent health and education could bring 10-fold economic benefit. Four of the Lancet Commissioners (G Patton, S Sawyer, N Reavley, J Mahon) were involved.
Article in the Age Newspaper of 11th April by Professor Patton, who is an adolescent health expert at the University of Melbourne
The Centre’s Director of Adolescent Health Research, Professor George Patton , will discuss how the findings of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing are transforming the way we think about this age group.