Adolescent Health Programme
Sustainable Development Goals: 8
- SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
The Adolescent Health Programme (AHP) is an e-learning programme for all healthcare professionals working with young people. It is the third programme in the Healthy Child Programme 0-18 series of e-learning resources, following the Healthy Child Programme and Healthy School Child Programme.
Suitable for GPs, school nurses, community paediatricians and the child health team, AHP aims to ensure that all health professionals have essential youth communication skills and understand young people’s rights to consent and confidentiality.
This work was commissioned by the Department of Health and delivered by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare in collaboration with a consortium of professional bodies. The materials have been written by subject specialists and experts in their particular field and have been subjected to extensive peer review.
The programme is not intended to replace core learning or textbooks on these subjects, but rather to focus on their impact on the health and well-being of young people.
The Adolescent Health Programme comprises 71 e-learning ‘sessions’, grouped together by topic into 13 modules. Each learning session takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. The sessions include interactive elements, case studies and self-assessments to reinforce learning and there are a range of resources signposted at the end of each session. The full curriculum for the Adolescent Health Programme is available for download in pdf format: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/adolescent-health/