This report by NAHIC and Child Trends starts off by describing the prevalence of different chronic conditions in the adolescent population including allergies, obesity, ADHD, asthma, learning disabilities, and more. It then goes on to discuss disparities, trends in chronic condition incidence, special health care needs of adolescents with chronic conditions, and the implications of […]
This report by NAHIC and Child Trends discusses the importance of nurturing healthy habits during adolescence to support physical growth. It discusses the effects of habits including diet, physical activity, sleep, and oral health. The report can be accessed here. It is one portion of “Adolescent Health Highlights,” a three-part mini-series produced by NAHIC and Child […]
Adolescent School-Based Sex Education: Using Developmental Neuroscience to Guide New Directions for Policy and Practice
This policy analysis, coauthored by NAHIC’s Claire Brindis, discusses school-based sex education for adolescents. It argues that policy makers should take a scientific approach by using developmental neuroscience to policies surrounding this matter. The authors suggest that developments in the field of neuroscience can be used to inform innovative approaches to sex education policy and […]
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: How Much Will It Help Vulnerable Adolescents and Young Adults?
NAHIC and the Center for Adolescent Health and the Law (CAHL) have partnered to examine the Affordable Care Act’s impact on three special populations of adolescents and young adults: homeless youth, foster youth, and those in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. These groups, with higher rates of morbidity than the general adolescent and […]
This report by NAHIC and Child Trends presents a research-based case for why adolescents need health care services. The report presents recommendations from leading medical authorities on what specific health care services adolescents need and how these services can best be provided. Data on the proportion of adolescents currently receiving needed services and an examination […]
This easy-to-use 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 allows the user to compare surveys by different categories including ages, respondents, years available, and more; it also provides specifics about what type of questions each survey asks.
The researchers found that young, heterosexual adults who reported depressive or suicidal symptoms during adolescence are significantly more likely to report:
Medical Home for Adolescents: Low Attainment Rates for Those With Mental Health Problems and Other Vulnerable Groups
This 2012 study by researchers in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine examined the current rates of medical home attainment for adolescents.
A Shifting Health Landscape for Adolescents and Young Adults: Planning for the Implementation of Federal Health Care Reform in New York
This brief is the second in a series of publications associated with a multi-year evaluation of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC), which provides comprehensive health services to adolescents and young adults ages 10-24 in the New York City metro area.
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.