Research :: State & Community Programs

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

AYA Marketing Series

In May 2016, two webinars on ‘marketing the well-visit‘ were hosted by the State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC), core Center partner. Click here to view to the first webinar on ‘market disruptors‘, and here for the second webinar on ‘co-creation.’

Access & Utilization | AYAH Resource Center | State & Community Programs | Webinars/Presentations

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

A Guide to Evidence-Based Programs for Adolescent Health: Programs, Tools, and More

The past decade has witnessed a tremendous expansion of research and resources on “what works” to improve adolescent health. Despite the greater selection of effective programs and practical tools, this valuable implementation information is difficult to locate in one place. This resource has two aims: To serve as a guide to communities and practitioners for locating effective adolescent health interventions; To identify selected “implementing tools” designed to help communities implement evidence-based programs.

Evidence-based programs | Risky Behavior | Sexual and Reproductive Health | State & Community Programs | Substance Use | Toolkits | 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

Innovations in Preventive Mental Health Care Services for Adolescents

This 2008 descriptive study examined programs designed to provide mental health-related preventive services to at-risk adolescents.

Clinical Preventive Services | Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | State & Community Programs

Towards Meeting the Needs of Adolescents

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).

Families | Risky Behavior | State & Community Programs | Substance Use

Best Practices Brief

This 2004 brief provides an overview of Best Practices and a comprehensive listing of resources available in adolescent health.

Evidence-based programs | Reports | State & Community Programs

Improving the Health of Adolescents and Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities

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.

Guidelines/Recommendations | State & Community Programs | State Policy