Introduction to evidence-based training in adolescent health

What is EuTEACH? | Missions of EuTEACH | Awards/Honors | EuTEACH partners | Further information

What is EuTEACH?

EuTEACH provides a training curriculum with objectives, strategies and resources for trainers and teachers. Although the training tools are mainly for experienced professionals, it is also a learning tool for those less experienced in the field of adolescent health.

EuTEACH was developed by a multidisciplinary network of health professionals from Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe. The goal was to design and implement a training package for professionals interested in improving adolescent health care in their countries.

The EuTEACH program is run and maintained by a group of health professionals from various medical disciplines. We also collaborate with agencies such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA).

The EuTEACH group is often asked to provide courses in other countries, and have run highly successful courses in Russia, Portugal, Kosovo, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, Egypt, etc. EuTEACH courses have a strong focus on capacity development and training of trainers in adolescent health.


Missions of EuTEACH

The main purpose of EuTEACH is to support the training of key health professionals in the field of adolescent health and development in Europe and worldwide.


The 4 related main missions are :

  1. Train to teach adolescent health and medicine
  2. Support (1) regional training courses (2) development of adolescent friendly health care and interventions
  3. Collaborate with regional, national, international network
  4. Promote and advocate for adolescent health through public health, policy makers, politicians, medias, scientific contributions



Millar Award 2007

EuTEACH was awarded the prestigious Millar Award from the Society of Adolescent Health & Medicine (SAHM) in 2007

EuTEACH partners

On several occasions, EuTEACH trainers have been asked to organize and deliver courses for UN agencies (UNFPA, UNICEF), ministries of health and non-governmental organizations. 

More information about our collaboration with WHO

Further information

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The EuTEACH foundation >>  (98 Ko)
The origin of EuTEACH >>  (121 Ko)

Definition of adolescence

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines adolescence as the 10-19-year age group and ‘youth’ as the 15-24-year age group.

These two overlapping age groups are combined in the category of ‘young people’. In our documents, we interchangeably use the words ‘adolescents’ and ‘young people’, as the health problems faced by these groups are similar.

New terminology : adolescents and young adults

The World Health  Organization defines adolescents as people aged 10 to 19 years, youth as those 15 to 24 and young people those 10 to 24.

The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) defines young adults as those 18 to 25 years, leading to the new concept of “AYA” (Adolescents and Young Adults).

In this website, the words adolescents and young people are used interchangeably, but the focus is on individuals 10 to 19 years of age, who have specific health needs linked with their bio-psychosocial development.

DISA - Division interdisciplinaire de santé des adolescents - CHUV - Avenue de la Sallaz 2 - 1011 Lausanne
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