Research :: A Federal Monitoring System for Early Adult Health

This article reviews existing federal data collection efforts and reporting systems to identify what pieces currently exist to support an effective health monitoring system for young adults and what is still needed, and makes recommendations for enhancing the current system by improving data access and quality.

Brown, B.V. (2008). A federal monitoring system for early adult health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 43(3), 277-84

TOPIC(S)

Data and Monitoring, Journal Articles, Recommendations, Transitions & Trajectories, Young Adults

DATE POSTED

February 11, 2008

AUTHOR(S)

Brett V. Brown

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