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NEW! Research on Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents and Young Adults

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network is pleased to announce the publication of a review article on clinical preventive services for adolescents and young adults in the Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH). This article is available FREE online (and will come out in the March issue of JAH), here:   http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(16)30401-3/fulltext   The article reviews […]

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NEW! Improving Receipt and Preventive Care Delivery for AYAs: Initial Lessons from Top-Performing States

Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 hold promise for improving access to and receipt of preventive services for adolescents and young adults (AYAs). The Title V Block Grant transformation also includes a focus on improving adolescent preventive care. In a new brief report, this article describes and discusses an […]

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Adolescent and Health Professional Perspectives on the Medical Home: Improving Health Care Access and Utilization Under the ACA

This study, written by The University of California — Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in collaboration with ICF International, is part of a series of publications associated with a multi-year evaluation of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC), which provides comprehensive […]

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NEW! A Compendium of State and Local Strategies

This compendium presents promising strategies to improve access to health insurance and quality preventive visits among AYAs. This resource stems from an exploratory study conducted by NAHIC/AYAH-NRC staff to review the experiences of selected “top performing” states related to ACA implementation. Click here for the report, with descriptions of specific initiatives led by agencies, cities, […]

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Resources on Confidential Care

Access to confidential care is essential for adolescents and young adults, especially for those seeking sensitive services (e.g., mental health or sexual health). When adolescents and young adults are assured of confidentiality, they are more likely to seek health services, disclose risky behaviors to providers, and return for follow-up care.1 In fact, major medical organizations, […]

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Introducing the AYAH Center Newsletter!

    Be in the Know with all things on preventive services for Adolescents and Young Adults. The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center is delighted to announce our first newsletter! This newsletter will provide the latest news in adolescent and young adult health, plus updates on available resources and technical support. 2016 […]

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CDC Grand Rounds- Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness

Adolescence is a critical stage of development during which physical, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes occur. While adolescence is a relatively healthy period of life, adolescents begin to make lifestyle choices and establish behaviors that affect both their current and future health. During this transition from childhood to adulthood, serious health and safety issues such […]

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California’s Confidential Health Information Act and Medical Privacy Protection

This brief, released in February 2015, was written by researchers from the University of California San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. The “Age 26” of Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed many young adults ages 19 to 26 to retain insurance coverage as a dependent through their parents’ employer-based plans. This expanded dependent […]

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Unique Challenges and Health Needs of DACA-eligible Young Adults

This 2014 article, written by researchers from the University of California San Francisco Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, investigates the health needs and challenges of DACA-eligible young adults, a population that has rarely been studied. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program served qualified undocumented young immigrants who may be eligible for […]

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Improvement in Preventive Care of Young Adults After ACA

This original research article, Improvement in Preventive Care of Young Adults After the Affordable Care Act: The Affordable Care Act Is Helping, by researchers in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine investigated how the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act affected young adults’ rates of insurance and receipt of preventive services. Using data […]

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