Pennsylvania students, schools, medical professionals and teen health advocates are invited to join members of the PA Department of Health and Lawmakers to celebrate the start of the 2nd Annual Pennsylvania Teen Health Week. The event is free and no tickets are required. Wear something Lime Green!
Here is what is going to happen at the Capitol on January 9:
10am: Arrive to the Harrisburg Capitol Building
10:30am – 11:15am: Kick-off event
11:15am – 12:00om: Tour of Capitol for students and attendees
12:30pm: You may stay to enjoy a bag lunch in capitol cafeteria (bring lunches) or depart.
Cars: There are several garages available. If you go to parkharrisburg.com all of the parking garages and map are available for viewing.
Where to enter: 3rd Street entrance at the Capitol. You will be greeted by a member of the Department of Health.
About the Event:
Established in 2016 as a joint program of the Center for Education and Public Initiatives of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Real Talk with Dr. Offutt, and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health, Teen Health Week seeks to raise awareness of the health issues facing Pennsylvania teens. Through a variety of programs and activites, Teen Health Week encourages teens to take charge of their physical and mental health to facilitate healthy choices they will carry throughout their lives.
During PA Teen Health Week, activities are focused around specific themes each week day as follows:
Monday, January 9: Healthy diet and exercise
Tuesday, January 10: Violence
Wednesday, January 11: Mental Health
Thursday, January 12: Sexual Development and Health
Friday, January 13: Substance Use and Abuse
The week will end with a Friday the 13th Party at the Mutter Museum at 4 pm. This party is free, but pre-registration is required.