May 27, 2017

Category: Socio-demographic disparities

  NAHIC and the Center for Adolescent Health and the Law (CAHL) have partnered to examine the Affordable Care Act’s impact on three special populations of adolescents and young adults: homeless youth, foster youth, and those in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. These groups, with higher rates of morbidity than the general adolescent and…

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

A video of Dr. Karin Rhodes’ presentation at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, recorded September 13, 2012.

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.

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.

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.

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

This 2009 article reviews relevant literature, including trends in young males’ marijuana use and health effects of marijuana use.

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.

This 2007 article summarizes the key health issues surrounding male sexual health, including risky behaviors and sexually transmitted infections.