Research :: Adolescents

Emerging Issues: Sleep and Hearing Information Briefs

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.

Adolescents | Health Behavior | Healthy People | Young Adults

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.

Adolescents | Clinical Preventive Services | Health Care | Health Insurance | Patient Confidentiality

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, […]

Adolescents | Health | Health Care | Health Monitoring | Measurement | Monitoring | Trends | Young Adults

Adolescent and Young Adult Health in San Francisco: Opportunities for Change

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 […]

Adolescents | Clinical Preventive Services | Gender | Health | Health Care | Medical Home | Policy | Power Point | Special Populations | Women | Young Adults

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 […]

Adolescents | Disparities | Families | Health | Health Care | Health Insurance | Medicaid | Race/Ethnicity | Special Populations | State Data | Wellness | Young Adults | Youth Development

Adolescent Health Highlight: Chronic Conditions

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.

Adolescents | Chronic Conditions | Disparities | Health | Health Behavior | Health Care | Healthy People | Lifestyle | Obesity

Adolescent Health Highlight: Physical Development and Daily Health Habits

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.

Adolescents | Demographics | Dental/Oral | Health | Health Behavior | Healthy Eating | Lifestyle | Obesity

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 […]

Adolescents | Development | Health Behavior | Policy | Schools | Sex Education | Sexual Health

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 […]

Adolescents | Disparities | Health Care | Health Insurance | Medicaid | Policy | Special Populations | Young Adults

A Research-Based Case for Adolescent Health Care Services

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 […]

Adolescents | Health Care | Health Insurance | Medical Home