NEWS AND NOTES
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.
Dr. Brindis Presents during ACA Webcast
Dr. Claire Brindis, NAHIC senior faculty, presented during the webcast, “Implementing the Affordable Care Act for Adolescents and Young Adults: Practical Considerations.” She discussed the potential impact of the ACA on patient confidentiality for adolescents and young adults. A recording of the webcast, sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and slides from the presentation can be viewed and downloaded here.