Research :: Access & Utilization

Health Care Data for Adolescents and Young Adults: An Overview of Major Data Sources

This┬áreference document provides an overview of large publicly available data sets that periodically examine health status and health care access, utilization, and quality among adolescents and young adults; it is intended primarily for audiences who are interested in these issues and have the capacity to conduct secondary data analyses of large data sets. This document […]

Access & Utilization | Data and Monitoring | Young Adults

Health Insurance Access and Counseling Receipt and Their Association With Later Depressive and Suicidal Symptoms

This 2012 brief analyzes panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health for 9,996 adolescents to assess whether the receipt of supportive (psychological or emotional) counseling and access to health insurance is related to the persistence of adolescent depression and/or suicidality into young adulthood.

Access & Utilization | Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Suicide

Access is a Prerequisite to Quality: Can Children Who Need Specialty Health Care Get in the Door?

A video of Dr. Karin Rhodes’ presentation at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, recorded September 13, 2012.

Access & Utilization | Provider Training & Education | Socio-demographic disparities

Access to Health Care for Young Adults: The Affordable Care Act of 2010 is Making a Difference

This 2012 brief, created by the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law (CAHL) and NAHIC, discusses gains in private insurance coverage for young adults over the past two years and describes other provisions ACA that will further expand health insurance coverage and improve access to preventive services for this age group.

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Policy | Reports | Young Adults

Health Care Services and the Transition to Young Adulthood: Challenges and Opportunities

This study examines the potential role of the health care system in the successful transition to young adulthood for all adolescents, with emphasis on adolescents with special health care needs (ASHCN).

Access & Utilization | Journal Articles | Special Populations | Transitions & Trajectories | Young Adults

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: How Does it Help Adolescents and Young Adults?

This 2010 brief, created by the Center of Adolescent Health and the Law (CAHL) and NAHIIC, reviews major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act highlighting those of greatest significance for these young people.

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Clinical Preventive Services | Policy | Young Adults

Trends in Adolescent and Young Adult Health in the United States

This article reviews health trends for adolescents and young adults, providing a single source for a national health profile. Data are presented on demographics, mortality, health-related behaviors, and healthcare access and utilization and major gender and racial/ethnic disparities are highlighted.

Access & Utilization | Data and Monitoring | Journal Articles | Mortality | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities | Trends | Young Adults

Preventive Care for Adolescents: Few Get Visits and Fewer Get Services

This article 2009 examines rates and disparities in access to preventive care and receipt of recommended preventive services among adolescents.

Access & Utilization | Clinical Guidelines | Clinical Preventive Services | Journal Articles | Socio-demographic disparities

Health Care for Homeless Youth: Policy Options for Improving Access

This issue brief, developed by the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, presents an overview of the health care issues faced by homeless adolescents and young adults.

Access & Utilization | Policy | Reports | Special Populations | Young Adults

Health Insurance Across Vulnerable Ages: Patterns and Disparities from Adolescence to the Early 30s

his 2007 article presents an analysis of patterns of health insurance, both public and privately funded, among young people from early adolescence through their early 30s.

Access & Utilization | Journal Articles | Socio-demographic disparities | Young Adults