May 24, 2017

Category: Trends

Dr. Sion Kim Harris from the AYAH-RN was interviewed in a recent article from the New York Times, which explores the correlation between increased use of electronic devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets) and the decline of drug use among American teens. Read it here!

        The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC) held a workshop at the SAHM 2017 Annual Meeting— “Cultivating Connections: The Importance of Relationships in Adolescent and Young Adult Health.” AYAH-NRC Workshop, March 8, 2017, “Why Aren’t AYAs Going to Well-Care? Challenges and Improving Receipt of Preventive Services.” The Center is…

This review paper, entitled Adolescent and Young Adult Health in the United States in the Past Decade: Little Improvement and Young Adults Remain Worse Off  Than Adolescents, was published by researchers at the National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC). The paper has two aims: (1) to examine trends in key indicators in outcomes,…

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.

This report by NAHIC and Child Trends discusses the importance of nurturing healthy habits during adolescence to support physical growth. It discusses the effects of habits including diet, physical activity, sleep, and oral health.

The State and National Data Profiles allows users to assess recent progress on Healthy People 2010’s 21 Critical Health Objectives by presenting data and text highlights that correspond to the baseline (1998-99) and final (2007-09) measures.

This study assessed trends in the 21 Critical National Health Objectives between 1991 and 2009, and from baseline years for which 2010 targets were established to 2009, and the extent to which targets were achieved.

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.

This brief aims to inform health professionals, policymakers, educators, administrators, and school-based health centers concerned with the health and well-being of adolescents.

Progress on the 21 Critical Health Objectives was reviewed as part of the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review. The review found little or no improvement on most objectives.