The past decade has witnessed a tremendous expansion of research and resources on “what works” to improve adolescent health. Despite the greater selection of effective programs and practical tools, this valuable implementation information is difficult to locate in one place. This resource has two aims: To serve as a guide to communities and practitioners for locating effective adolescent health interventions; To identify selected “implementing tools” designed to help communities implement evidence-based programs.
These information briefs give an overview of the causes of each issue, followed by information on evidence-based programs addressing the issues. They also provide other resources on the topics.
Protecting Adolescent Confidentiality Under Health Care Reform: The Special Case Regarding Explanation of Benefits (EOBs)
This report explores a number of strategies to balance the need of confidentiality with patient communication, and provides insights offered through interviews with experts on the subject.
New! Adolescent and Young Adult Health in the United States in the Past Decade: Little Improvement and Young Adults Remain Worse Off Than Adolescents
This review paper, entitled Adolescent and Young Adult Health in the United States in the Past Decade: Little Improvement and Young Adults Remain Worse Off Than Adolescents, was published by researchers at the National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC). The paper has two aims: (1) to examine trends in key indicators in outcomes, […]
The Adolescent Health Working Group, based in San Francisco, held its 11th Annual Teen/Young Adult Provider Gathering. This year’s training focused on Increasing Patient-Centered Care for Young Women. Dr. Brindis was featured as the keynote speaker, and gave a presentation entitled “Adolescent and Young Adult Health in San Francisco: Opportunities for Change.” She discussed the health of […]
Realizing the Dream for Californians Eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): A Two-Part Series on the DACA-Eligible Population in California
Millions of Californians are expected to gain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Between three and four million, however, are likely to remain uninsured, including about one million undocumented immigrants who are not eligible for the ACA’s federal coverage options. Included in this group are teens and young adults who are eligible for or […]
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.
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.
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 […]