NEWS AND NOTES
New! NAHIC contributes to AM:STARS Publication
NAHIC’S Elizabeth Ozer, Jazmyn Scott, and Claire Brindis recently published a chapter in Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, the journal of the AAP Section on Adolescent Health. The chapter, entitled “Seizing the Opportunity: Improving Young Adult Preventive Health Care,” focuses on preventive services for young adults and the impact of the ACA on access to these services. While online access is not available at the time, the publication can be purchased through the American Academy of Pediatrics here.
Claire Brindis and Jane Park present at AMCHP Conference
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs held its 2014 Annual Conference, “The Road Ahead: Challenges, Changes, and Opportunities for Maternal and Child Health,” in Washington, DC on January 25-28. NAHIC’s Claire Brindis, DrPH and Jane Park, MPH presented at two sessions on adolescent health. For more information on the conference, please click here. The presentations will be made available shortly.
Jane Park Presents at SSEA Conference
The Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA) hosted its 6th Biennial Conference on October 9-11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The theme of the conference was: “A Decade of Emerging Adulthood: What Have We Learned? Where to Now?” NAHIC’s Jane Park, MPH, presented during the Policy Spotlight session and discussed what Obamacare means for emerging adults. For more information and to view her slides, please visit the ACA Resource Page.
IOM Releases New Report: Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults – Workshop Summary
The Institute of Medicine has just released the summary report of a workshop, held this past May, on improving the health, safety, and well-being of young adults. The webpage, www.iom.edu/youngadults, contains an interactive infographic, with facts, themes, and several short video clips from the workshop. The report can be downloaded for free, and paperback copies are also available. This workshop represents the first phase of a three-year consensus study.