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.
This 2011 guide was designed to provide tools and practical ideas for developing and implementing an adolescent health strategic plan.
This 2008 article discusses gaps in research and offers recommendations for improving health care quality and strengthening the research base on gender and disparities during adolescence.
Midcourse Review of the Healthy People 2010: 21 Critical Health Objectives for Adol’s & Young Adults
Progress on the 21 Critical Health Objectives was reviewed as part of the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review. The review found little or no improvement on most objectives.
This 2006 paper is intended to inform policymakers, health professionals, health insurance purchasers, beneficiaries, young adults and their families about the health status and coverage issues young adults face as they strive to reach self-sufficiency.
This 2006 article synthesizes national data to present a health profile of young adults, reviewing social indicators that describe the context of young adulthood and presenting measures of health status.
In this 2004 report, we reviewed the existing “state of the state” information on selected adolescent health programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in seven content areas (health and well-being, fitness, family and peer relationships, school environment, smoking, alcohol and violence).
Improving the Health of Adolescents & Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities is a companion to Healthy People 2010. The document helps communities and individuals translate the Healthy People 2010 objectives that are key to adolescent health and safety into a vision for improving adolescent health and well-being.
This 2002 summary synthesizes the proceedings of an expert meeting to begin developing a national health agenda for middle childhood.
This document created in 2000 reviews national reports on adolescent health published over the past decade and provides a collective assessment of the state-of-the-art science, and articulates a national research agenda for adolescent health.