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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Positive Youth Development

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Positive youth development focuses on asset development rather than risk reduction. It addresses the attitudes and beliefs of young people along with the social pressures they face related to high risk activity, with the objective of enhancing their decision-making and problem-solving skills, while building self-confidence. Promoting positive youth development requires a combination of community programs and broader efforts to influence societal values and popular culture.