Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
78.7 percent (2016-17)

82.6 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

78.7 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years received 1 or more preventive health care visits in the past 12 months in 2016-17

Increase the proportion of adolescents who received a preventive health care visit in the past year

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


During preventive health care visits, adolescents get important screenings, health counseling, and interventions. Preventive visits are especially important for this age group because behaviors that can affect health often start in adolescence. Interventions that can increase preventive health care visits in adolescents include providing screening tools and self-efficacy training for providers.