The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has embarked on a “Title V Transformation,” including major changes to the National Performance Measures (NPMs) to which states are held accountable. Under the new Transformation, State Title V programs are required to choose eight of fifteen NPMs, including at least one related to adolescent health. States are […]
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.
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 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.
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 […]
To Tweet, or Not to Tweet: Gender Differences and Potential Positive and Negative Health Outcomes of Adolescents’ Social Internet Use
This paper reviews recent peer-reviewed literature and national data on 1) adolescents use of online social media, 2) gender differences in online social media and 3) potential positive and negative health outcomes from adolescents’ online social media use.
This fact sheet provides an analysis of the major health care reform bills before the House and Senate as of November 2009.
This 2008 brief provides an annotated list of organizations and agencies that monitor trends in state and federal policies related to the 21 Critical Health Objectives.
This brief aims to inform health professionals, policymakers, educators, administrators, and school-based health centers concerned with the health and well-being of adolescents.