Key Partners

Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH)

AMCHP is a guest member of the Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH) initiative of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.  The PIPPAH initiative promotes an adolescent health agenda among key professional disciplines likely to encounter adolescents and their families. PIPPAH addresses the development of organizational infrastructure at national and state levels that can effectively address adolescent health issues; enhances intra-and inter-disciplinary communication, education and training needs relevant to adolescent health; and encourages the growth of collaborative efforts across disciplines and professional organizations on behalf of adolescent health and well-being.

PIPPAH Organizations

PIPPAH Guest Members

National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health (NIIAH)

The Healthy People 2010 initiative promotes the health, safety and well-being of adolescents and young adults. Of the 467 Healthy People 2010 Objectives, 107 are important for adolescents and young adults. Because of the large number of objectives relevant to this population, experts convened to identify 21 Critical Health Objectives to focus on—these represent the most serious health and safety issues facing this population including mortality, unintentional injury, violence, substance use and mental health, reproductive health, and prevention of adult chronic diseases.

The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010 (“The National Initiative,” or NIIAH) grew out of the efforts of Healthy People 2010, and is uniquely positioned to elevate national and state focus on the health, safety, and well-being of adolescents and young adults (aged 10–24 years) and foster cooperation among different partners, including states, for attaining all 21 Critical Health Objectives for adolescents and young adults.

NIIAH Partners


*indicates membership in MCHB’s Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)
**indicates membership in MCHB’s Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH)

The National Stakeholders Collaborative (NSC)

The NSC is a partnership between 4 national membership organizations:

The NSC develops state-level, inter-agency partnerships to improve adolescent reproductive and sexual health programs through shared visions and joint strategies. These dynamic partnerships, involving officials of departments of health and education, create and implement effective programs and policies to prevent HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and unintended pregnancies among school-aged youth.

Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS)

The NCCSHS was formed by the Secretaries of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services and shortly after was joined by the United States Department of Agriculture. The NCCSHS was established in order to bring together federal departments and national non-governmental organizations in support of quality coordinated school health programs in U.S. schools. AMCHP continues to be an active member of this group.