NEWS AND NOTES
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.
Claire Brindis gives keynote at Adolescent Health Working Group’s 11th Annual Teen/Young Adult Provider Gathering
The Adolescent Health Working Group, based in San Francisco, held its 11th Annual Teen/Young Adult Provider Gathering on April 11, 2014. This year’s training focused on Increasing Patient-Centered Care for Young Women. Dr. Brindis was featured as the keynote speaker, and gave a presentation entitled “Adolescent and Young Adult Health in San Francisco: Opportunities for Change.” She discussed the health of adolescent and young adult females, and highlighted how medical homes can address common issues of access and utilization for this population. To view her presentation, please click here.
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.