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About Teen Citizen Solutions

Teen Citizen Solutions is an effort to engage Minnesotans ages 13-19 in a conversation about what’s important to the future of health and health care in our state.

The results will guide the ultimate policy proposals of the Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force.

Join the project to share your insights and experiences.

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Learn more about the project. Why are we asking teens about health and health care?

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Project complete! Final report presented to task force.

Thank you for your thoughtful participation in Teen Citizen Solutions. We have learned so much from your insights and experiences.

On August 7th, 2012 the findings from this project were presented in a report to the bipartisan Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force, responsible for making health care policy recommendations to the governor and the legislature.

Final reports for this project are now available:

Also available is the online participation report from the general project (not the teen project). Once you have had a chance to look the reports over, please

We also encourage you to read this outstanding reflection piece, written by Teen Citizen Solutions teen moderator Louise Edwards at the completion of this project:

My Teen Citizen Solutions Experience

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Did you know this about teen health?

  • Children and teens need 60 minutes of activity each day. Only 28% of 9th through 12th grade students participated in daily school physical education in 2003 (

  • About 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18 [National Institute for Mental Health, reporting results from National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)].