Research :: A Profile of Adolescent Health: The Role of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

This article reviews the gender and racial/ethnic disparities in adolescent health.

Brindis C., Park M. J., Paul T., & Burg S. (2002). A profile of adolescent health: The role of race, ethnicity, and gender. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 11(1/2), 1-32.


Mental/Behavioral Health, Mortality, Risky Behavior, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Socio-demographic disparities, Substance Use, Trends


February 6, 2002


Claire Brindis, M. Jane Park, Tina Paul & Scott Burg
Claire Brindis, M. Jane Park, Tina Paul & Scott Burg


Investing in Adolescence: Building a Strong Foundation for Male Health

This 2007 article reviews the overall health of adolescent males and discusses the issues we should focus on to improve male health.

Journal Articles | Males | Risky Behavior

Improving the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults: Out-of-School Time Programs That Have Significant Positive Impacts

This brief by Child Trends (created through a partnership with NAHIC) identifies 46 out-of-school time programs that have shown positive impacts on adolescent or young adult outcomes. Outcome categories include behavior problems, substance use, reproductive health, social-emotional health, life skills, education, and physical health.

Evidence-based programs | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Sexual and Reproductive Health | State & Community Programs | Substance Use | Young Adults

Starting on a Healthy Path: Promotion of Young Men’s Sexual Health

This 2007 article summarizes the key health issues surrounding male sexual health, including risky behaviors and sexually transmitted infections.

Journal Articles | Males | Sexual and Reproductive Health | Socio-demographic disparities | Young Adults

The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 20’s

NAHIC’s Director, Dr. Charles E. Irwin, spoke with about “The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 20s,” including a lack of attention to bone health and not obtaining care through a primary care provider. Read the July 2015 article HERE.

Clinical Preventive Services | Sexual and Reproductive Health | Young Adults

21 Critical Health Objectives for Adolescents and Young Adults

Of the 107 Healthy People 2010 Objectives that pertain to adolescents and young adults, 21 objectives were identified as “critical” by a national expert consensus panel.

Data and Monitoring | Mortality | Risky Behavior