NEWS AND NOTES
NAHIC Presents on Evidence Based Services for Young Adults
Charles Irwin, Elizabeth Ozer and Jane Park, of NAHIC’s AYAH National Resource Center presented a workshop on young adults at the 2015 meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine in Los Angeles. The workshop also reviewed young adults’ health and health care issues, and how health care access and utilization has changed under the ACA implementation.
The presentation is available here.
Our young adult preventive services toolkit, updated in October 2014 is available here.
Resource Center Leads Skills Building Session at 2015 AMCHP Conference
The Resource Center led a skills building session at the AMCHP Annual Conference in Washington, DC in January 2105. This presentation covers the following topics:
- the health issues and health care needs of adolescents and young adults
- how Title V Block Grant transformation addresses adolescents
- opportunities to improve adolescent and young adult health and healthcare, with a special focus on preventive services and Affordable Care Act
NAHIC Awarded Two Grants to Promote Adolescent and Young Adult Health
In Fall 2014, NAHIC was awarded two cooperative agreements from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to improve the health of adolescents and young adults. The first award establishes the AYAH-National Resource Center and the AYAH Research Network. More information can be found on the pages of the Resource Center and the Research Network.
New! NAHIC Finds that the Health of Adolescents and Young Adults Health Has Changed Little in Past Decade
A new NAHIC review paper, published by Park et. al. in the Journal of Adolescent Health, examines trends in key indicators in outcomes, behaviors, and health care over the past decade for U.S. adolescents and young adults; and compared U.S. adolescents and young adults on these indicators. The review also assessed sociodemographic differences in trends and current indicators. The authors found that most health and health care indicators have changed little over the past decade. To read the abstract and full paper, please click here.
New Report: Explanation of Benefits and Healthcare Reform
This report, by NAHIC’s Claire Brindis along with the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center and ICF International, highlights key issues with EOBs and sensitive health services, and discusses how these issues are impacted by the Affordable Care Act. It explores a number of strategies to balance the need of confidentiality with patient communication, and provides insights offered through interviews with experts on the subject. To view the report, please click here.