Research :: California Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010

NAHIC partnered with the California Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Branch to implement the California Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010 (CIIAH). CIIAH was launched in 2003 as a state-level counterpart to the National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010. Like the National Initiative, CIIAH was created to elevate the focus on the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. Just as the National Initiative focuses on the 21 Critical Health Objectives for adolescents and young adults in Healthy People 2010, CIIAH addresses 27 critical outcome indicators for California identified in California’s statewide strategic plan for adolescent health, Investing in Adolescent Health: A Social Imperative for California’s Future. This plan, released by the California Adolescent Health Collaborative, provides a long-range vision for improving the health and well-being of California’s youth. As part of CIIAH, the California Maternal and Child Health Branch contracts with NAHIC to provide technical assistance to counties, and to produce and disseminate policy materials on adolescent health.




August 1, 2004


Impact of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita on Youth – SAM Statement

For many youth, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita abruptly severed these ties, threatening their behavioral, emotional and physical health. These losses, disruptions, and displacements have acute and long-term health consequences.


Improving Adolescent Health: An Analysis and Synthesis of Policy Recommendations

This report reviews over 1,000 adolescent health policy recommendations which were developed by government agencies, private foundations, and various task forces and commissions.


National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators (The Network)

A 2004 overview of NAHIC’s work with our partners to increase the capacity of State Adolescent Health programs.


Adolescent Health at the Crossroads: Where do We Go from Here?

The presidential address at the SAM 2003 meeting focusing on the future of adolescent health.


Comparison of Clinical Preventive Services Guidelines, Tables

These tables compare the recommendations of the major existing clinical guidelines for middle childhood and adolescence, identifying areas of convergance and differences.