November 22, 2017

Category: Clinical Preventive Services

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC), in partnership with the Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN),  held a workshop at the SAHM 2016 Annual Meeting— “Youth in Context: Interactions among Adolescents, Environments, and Healthcare.” AYAH-NRC Workshop, March 9, 2016, “The ACA and Access to Care for AYAs: Opportunities and…

NAHIC’s Director, Dr. Charles E. Irwin, spoke with Today.com about “The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 20s,” including a lack of attention to bone health and not obtaining care through a primary care provider. Read the July 2015 article HERE.

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…

Preventive visits among adolescents and young adults offer a key opportunity to promote healthy choices and screen for emerging potential problems. In a new article, NAHIC researchers compared rates of past-year preventive visits among adolescents and young adults across several national surveys. The study also examined survey features, including mode of administration, respondent, response rate,…

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…

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…

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…

NAHIC is recognized as a national leader in research and practice related to the delivery of clinical preventive services to adolescents and young adults. Because the health problems of adolescents and young adults are largely preventable, high-quality preventive care is essential. Jump to Young Adult Tools Adolescent Clinical Care PowerPoint Presentations: Adolescents and Young Adults …

This table, an excerpt from “Young Adult Preventive Health Care Guidelines: There, but Can’t be Found,” compares and contrasts preventive care recommendations for young adults from different sources, including the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

The ACA has focused national attention on the importance of clinical preventive services. Providing these services to young adults offers clinicians the opportunity to shape their patient’s health throughout the life course, yet many clinicians lack the tools and specific knowledge to do so. In November 2017, NAHIC has updated its easy-to-use toolkit designed to…