The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has embarked on a “Title V Transformation,” including major changes to the National Performance Measures (NPMs) to which states are held accountable. Under the new Transformation, State Title V programs are required to choose eight of fifteen NPMs, including at least one related to adolescent health. States are […]
Access to confidential care is essential for adolescents and young adults, especially for those seeking sensitive services (e.g., mental health or sexual health). When adolescents and young adults are assured of confidentiality, they are more likely to seek health services, disclose risky behaviors to providers, and return for follow-up care.1 In fact, major medical organizations, […]
The ACA has focused national attention on the importance of clinical preventive services. Providing these services to adolescents offers clinicians the opportunity to shape their patient’s health throughout the life course, yet many clinicians lack the tools and specific knowledge to do so NAHIC has created an easy-to-use toolkit designed to guide clinicians. The toolkit […]
About Youth-Centered Care What are Strategies for improving the provision of quality youth-centered care? Additional Resources Youth-Centered Care Updated July 5, 2016. Check back soon for updates. About Youth-Centered Care Youth-Centered Care, also known as “adolescent-friendly health services,” is an approach to providing high quality health care that meets the needs of young people. […]
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.
The ACA has focused national attention on the importance of clinical preventive services. Providing these services to young adults offers clinicians the opportunity to shape their patient’s health throughout the life course, yet many clinicians lack the tools and specific knowledge to do so. In April 2016, NAHIC has updated its easy-to-use toolkit designed to […]