Research :: Journal Articles

Prevalence and Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Problems in the Early Emerging Adult Years in the United States: Findings from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This article, authored by NAHIC’s Sally Adams, David Knopf, and Jane Park, appears in Emerging Adulthood. According to the study, Young adults ages 18-25 had higher rates of mental health (MH) and substance use (SU) disorders, but lower treatment rates, compared to adults ages 26-34. Among young adults, fewer than 50% received treatment for MH […]

Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Socio-demographic disparities | Substance Use | Young Adults

Medical Home for Adolescents: Low Attainment Rates for Those With Mental Health Problems and Other Vulnerable Groups

This 2012 study by researchers in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine examined the current rates of medical home attainment for adolescents.

Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations

Young Adult Preventive Health Guidelines: There But Can’t Be Found

This review of existing preventive health guidelines for adolescents and adults recommends the establishment of “Young Adult Preventive Care Guidelines” that reflect the current evidence-based recommendations that overlap with the young adult age group.

Clinical Guidelines | Clinical Preventive Services | Journal Articles | Young Adults

Health of Adolescents and Young Adults: Trends in Achieving the 21 Critical National Health Objectives by 2010

This study assessed trends in the 21 Critical National Health Objectives between 1991 and 2009, and from baseline years for which 2010 targets were established to 2009, and the extent to which targets were achieved.

Data and Monitoring | Journal Articles | Trends | Young Adults

Health Care Services and the Transition to Young Adulthood: Challenges and Opportunities

This study examines the potential role of the health care system in the successful transition to young adulthood for all adolescents, with emphasis on adolescents with special health care needs (ASHCN).

Access & Utilization | Journal Articles | Special Populations | Transitions & Trajectories | Young Adults

Who Gets Confidential Care? Disparities in a National Sample of Adolescents

This paper uses the 2001–2004 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey to examine rates of past-year adolescent time alone with a clinician by visit type, and among youths with a preventive visit, examined age, gender, and race/ethnicity differences.

Clinical Preventive Services | Confidential Care | Journal Articles | Socio-demographic disparities

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.

Families | Journal Articles | Males | Risky Behavior

Trends in Adolescent and Young Adult Health in the United States

This article reviews health trends for adolescents and young adults, providing a single source for a national health profile. Data are presented on demographics, mortality, health-related behaviors, and healthcare access and utilization and major gender and racial/ethnic disparities are highlighted.

Access & Utilization | Data and Monitoring | Journal Articles | Mortality | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities | Trends | Young Adults

Risky Behaviors in Late Adolescence: Co-occurrence, Predictors, and Consequences

Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth this study: (1) identifies profiles of risky behaviors, (2) investigates how environmental characteristics predict these profiles of risky behaviors (e.g., delinquency, smoking, drug use, drinking, sexual behavior, and exercise), and (3) examines how these profiles of risky behaviors relate to positive and negative youth outcomes.

Clinical Guidelines | Journal Articles | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities

Preventive Care for Adolescents: Few Get Visits and Fewer Get Services

This article 2009 examines rates and disparities in access to preventive care and receipt of recommended preventive services among adolescents.

Access & Utilization | Clinical Guidelines | Clinical Preventive Services | Journal Articles | Socio-demographic disparities