Research :: Reports

A Shifting Health Landscape for Adolescents and Young Adults: Planning for the Implementation of Federal Health Care Reform in New York

This brief is the second in a series of publications associated with a multi-year evaluation of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC), which provides comprehensive health services to adolescents and young adults ages 10-24 in the New York City metro area.

Affordable Care Act | Clinical Guidelines | Confidential Care | Policy | Reports | State Policy | Young Adults | Youth-Centered Care

Health Insurance Access and Counseling Receipt and Their Association With Later Depressive and Suicidal Symptoms

This 2012 brief analyzes panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health for 9,996 adolescents to assess whether the receipt of supportive (psychological or emotional) counseling and access to health insurance is related to the persistence of adolescent depression and/or suicidality into young adulthood.

Access & Utilization | Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Suicide

The Supreme Court ACA Decision: What Happens Now For Adolescents and Young Adults?

This brief examines major issues in health insurance and preventive services affecting adolescents and young adults, as implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act proceeds.

Affordable Care Act | Policy | Reports | Young Adults

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.

Evidence-based programs | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Sexual and Reproductive Health | State & Community Programs | Substance Use | Young Adults

Access to Health Care for Young Adults: The Affordable Care Act of 2010 is Making a Difference

This 2012 brief, created by the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law (CAHL) and NAHIC, discusses gains in private insurance coverage for young adults over the past two years and describes other provisions ACA that will further expand health insurance coverage and improve access to preventive services for this age group.

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Policy | Reports | Young Adults

Examining State-Level Patterns in Teen Childbearing: 1991 to 2009

This 2012 research brief uses state-level data to examine declines in the teen birth rate over 19 years, from 1991 to 2009, including the uptick in 2006 and 2007.

Data and Monitoring | Reports | Sexual and Reproductive Health | State Data

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.

Evidence-based programs | Guidelines/Recommendations | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports

Highlights and Hazards: What Do the Current Health Care Bills Do for Adolescents and Young Adults?

This fact sheet provides an analysis of the major health care reform bills before the House and Senate as of November 2009.

Health Care Reform | Overviews/Fact Sheets | Policy | Reports | Young Adults

Health Care for Homeless Youth: Policy Options for Improving Access

This issue brief, developed by the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, presents an overview of the health care issues faced by homeless adolescents and young adults.

Access & Utilization | Policy | Reports | Special Populations | Young Adults

Tracking Adolescent Health Policy: An Annotated List, 2008 Update

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.

Overviews/Fact Sheets | Reports | State Policy