Programs & Centers

Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center (PRC)

The Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center is one of the premier sites in the country for adolescent health research.  We collaborate with state and local organizations and communities to provide training, conduct research, and disseminate findings related to best practices in health youth development.  Researchers are learning about the best methods for providing teens with the necessary skills and opportunities to live healthy and meaningful lives.

State Adolescent Health Resource Center

Located within the Konopka Institute, the State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC) is geared towards strengthening the knowledge and skills of state MCH professionals so they can more effectively improve the health of adolescents.


YouthCHAT is a company comprised of diverse youth who are employed by the Division to provide assistance with training, to consult both internally and externally, and to serve as expert panels.

Youth and AIDS Project (YAP)

The Youth and AIDS Projects is a non-profit organization in collaboration with the University of Minnesota's Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health that provides HIV testing, HIV medical case management, HIV prevention services, and health education programs for young people living in the Twin Cities.