International Adolescent Health Week (IAHW)

International Adolescent Health Week, celebrated annually, is a grass-roots initiative for young people, their health care providers, their teachers, their parents, their advocates and their communities to come together to celebrate young people, with an ultimate goal of working towards improving the health and well-being of the over 1 billion adolescents across the globe today.

​International Adolescent Health Week was founded by IAAH member, Laura Offutt, MD, FACP. Started as Teen Health Week in the US in 2016, IAHW grew out of the efforts of numerous adolescents and adults, schools and organizations, working together in their communities across the globe into the international observance it is today.  International Adolescent Health Week is now an official event hosted/administered by the International Association for Adolescent Health and the work is led by members of the International Association of Adolescent Health and in collaboration with the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM).

The Mission of International Adolescent Health Week is to inspire adolescents and their communities to advocate for a successful transition into adulthood.​

Lime green, the official color of International Adolescent Health Week, represents the high energy and passion of adolescents, attributes which are highly admired, and also represents health, happiness, freshness, and vitality. ​


​​Small actions by many people working together create great change.

2024 International Adolescent Health Week

7-13 October, 2024

2024 IAHW Theme: Coming soon!

A Call for Youth Ambassadors!

Are you someone highly motivated and passionate about adolescent health issues?  Are you someone that wants to promote key issues relating to young people and lead change?

If so, apply now to be a part of an international group of young people and become a Youth Ambassador for International Adolescent Health Week 2024!


 To inspire adolescents and their communities to advocate for a successful transition into adulthood.​