In May 2016, NAHIC’s Dr. Irwin presented at the “Title V ESM Learning Lab: Adolescent Health” hosted by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) on adolescent well-visit strategies and evidence-informed strategy measures. Click here to view Dr. Irwin’s slides; click here to view the full webinar; and click here for additional strategies developed by […]
About Youth-Centered Care What are Strategies for improving the provision of quality youth-centered care? Additional Resources Youth-Centered Care Updated July 5, 2016. Check back soon for updates. About Youth-Centered Care Youth-Centered Care, also known as “adolescent-friendly health services,” is an approach to providing high quality health care that meets the needs of young people. […]
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.
Improving the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults: Out-of-School Time Programs That Have Significant Positive Impacts
This brief by Child Trends (created through a partnership with NAHIC) identifies 46 out-of-school time programs that have shown positive impacts on adolescent or young adult outcomes. Outcome categories include behavior problems, substance use, reproductive health, social-emotional health, life skills, education, and physical health.
What Works To Prevent Or Reduce Internalizing Problems Or Socio-Emotional Difficulties in Adolescents
This 2012 paper presents lessons learned from 37 random-assignment social intervention programs for adolescents that are designed to prevent or treat internalizing problems.