Research :: Socio-demographic disparities

Implementing the Affordable Care Act: How Much Will It Help Vulnerable Adolescents and Young Adults?

  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 […]

Affordable Care Act | Policy | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations | 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

Access is a Prerequisite to Quality: Can Children Who Need Specialty Health Care Get in the Door?

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

Access & Utilization | Provider Training & Education | Socio-demographic disparities

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

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

Marijuana: Use Among Young Males and Health Outcomes

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

Males | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities | Substance Use | Young Adults

Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Culturally Competent Health Care Among Youth and Young Men

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.

Guidelines/Recommendations | Journal Articles | Males | Socio-demographic disparities | Young Adults

A Question of Hope: Reducing Latina Teen Childbearing in California

NAHIC Executive Director Claire Brindis, PhD, is featured in A Question of Hope, a film that examines childbearing among young Latina Californians.

Sexual and Reproductive Health | Socio-demographic disparities