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
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The presidential address at the SAM 2003 meeting focusing on the future of adolescent health.
California’s first statewide strategic plan for adolescent health was jointly released in 2001 by NAHIC and the California Adolescent Health Collaborative.
Over the last five years, NAHIC has created a series of Fact Sheets on adolescent and young adult health that are concise and easy to use. Access all nine.
A 2004 overview of NAHIC’s work with our partners to increase the capacity of State Adolescent Health programs.
Topics covered in the report include: adult supervision and parental monitoring; adherence to safety standards; diet and physical activity; tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use; and sexual activity, including pregnancy and disease prevention.