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Approximately 21% of youth ages 12 through 18 are bullied, which translates to millions of youth being affected each year. Bullying can have serious, lasting effects, and prevention can improve the physical and mental health, safety, and well-being of children and their families. Title V programs work to reduce the prevalence of bullying among youth through the National Performance Measure (NPM) on the Percent of adolescents, ages 12 through 17, who are bullied or who bully others.

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Implementing Change for Bullying Prevention

NPM 9 Implementation Toolkit: AMCHP released an implementation toolkit that provides Title V programs with evidence-based/-informed practices, reports, publications, and resources specific to NPM 9, which can be adapted and implemented at the state/territory and community levels. Click on the image to access the toolkit. You can access the NPM 9 and other toolkits at AMCHP's Innovation Station.

Assessing Capacity for Bullying Prevention and Implementing Change was created for HRSA in 2017 by a team of bullying and violence prevention experts to support Title V agencies in reducing bullying prevalence. This resource has two main tools: the Bullying Prevention Capacity Assessment, and the Bullying Prevention Change Package of evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies. Together these tools enable state health departments to assess their current capacity to address bullying and determine any gaps and needs.

​​National Bullying Prevention Campaign is a collaborative federal effort that engages federal and community stakeholders from across the health, education, justice, and youth domains in bullying prevention. features a variety of awareness, training and community action resources.

Bullying as a Life Course Indicator

AMCHP's Life Course Metrics project promotes a standardized set of indicators that can be applied to measure progress using the life course approach to improve maternal and child health. Bullying was identified as one of these indicators. Bullying can affect an individual's life course trajectory as it has implications for short-term and long-term health. Further, improvements in this indicator have potential to greatly improve the health of the adolescent population, both current and throughout life. For more information, visit AMCHP's Life Course Metrics page.