Research :: Special Populations

NEW! Improving Receipt and Preventive Care Delivery for AYAs: Initial Lessons from Top-Performing States

Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 hold promise for improving access to and receipt of preventive services for adolescents and young adults (AYAs). The Title V Block Grant transformation also includes a focus on improving adolescent preventive care. In a new brief report, this article describes and discusses an […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | AYAH Resource Center | Immigrants | Journal Articles | Provider Training & Education | Quality Improvement | Special Populations | State & Community Programs | Young Adults

NEW! A Compendium of State and Local Strategies

This compendium presents promising strategies to improve access to health insurance and quality preventive visits among AYAs. This resource stems from an exploratory study conducted by NAHIC/AYAH-NRC staff to review the experiences of selected “top performing” states related to ACA implementation. Click here for the report, with descriptions of specific initiatives led by agencies, cities, […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | AYAH Resource Center | Clinical Preventive Services | Guidelines/Recommendations | Immigrants | Provider Training & Education | Quality Improvement | Reports | Special Populations | State & Community Programs | State Policy | Young Adults

NEW! Developing and Strengthening New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health

This paper, released October 2015, was written by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Through considerable efforts and investments of resources, adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the United States have decreased significantly over the past two decades. Nonetheless, large disparities persist for many populations […]

AYAH Resource Center | Guidelines/Recommendations | Journal Articles | Policy | Sexual and Reproductive Health | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations

CDC Grand Rounds- Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness

Adolescence is a critical stage of development during which physical, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes occur. While adolescence is a relatively healthy period of life, adolescents begin to make lifestyle choices and establish behaviors that affect both their current and future health. During this transition from childhood to adulthood, serious health and safety issues such […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | AYAH Resource Center | Clinical Preventive Services | Confidential Care | Families | Mortality | Quality Improvement | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations | Webinars/Presentations | Youth-Centered Care

Realizing the Dream for Californians Eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): A Two-Part Series on the DACA-Eligible Population in California

Millions of Californians are expected to gain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Between three and four million, however, are likely to remain uninsured, including about one million undocumented immigrants who are not eligible for the ACA’s federal coverage options. Included in this group are teens and young adults who are eligible for or […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Immigrants | Policy | Special Populations | State Policy

Adolescent Health Highlight: Chronic Conditions

This report by NAHIC and Child Trends starts off by describing the prevalence of different chronic conditions in the adolescent population including allergies, obesity, ADHD, asthma, learning disabilities, and more.

Overviews/Fact Sheets | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations | Trends

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

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

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