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.

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August 1, 2004

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