Core Competencies in Adolescent Health and Development for Primary Care Providers

A wide range of professionals are involved in health care for adolescents at the primary and referral levels, and progress towards universal health coverage for adolescents will require renewed attention to their education. Training programmes need to be re-oriented from an acute and episodic care model to a chronic and preventive care model.

This resource can be used to develop a competency-based educational program in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education. In addition, it provides guidance on how to assess and improve the structure, content, and quality of the adolescent health component of pre-service curricula (p.1).

This guidance document is available in English, French, and Spanish.


This publication has been shared with the permission of the World Health Organization (WHO). The original publication is available on the WHO website.

Published 2018-10-02