Research :: Young Adults

NEW! Research on Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents and Young Adults

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network is pleased to announce the publication of a review article on clinical preventive services for adolescents and young adults in the Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH). This article is available FREE online (and will come out in the March issue of JAH), here:   http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(16)30401-3/fulltext   The article reviews […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Clinical Preventive Services | Families | Journal Articles | Young Adults

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 | Immigrants | Journal Articles | Provider Training & Education | Quality Improvement | Special Populations | State & Community Programs | Young Adults

Parenting your (nearly) adult child

Dr. Elizabeth Ozer, AYAH-RN’s Principal Investigator, was interviewed in a recent article on how parenting practices need to evolve as teenagers get older and enter early adulthood.  Read the article here.

Developmental Science/Approach | Families | 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 | Clinical Preventive Services | Guidelines/Recommendations | Provider Training & Education | Quality Improvement | Special Populations | State & Community Programs | State Policy | Young Adults

Resources on Confidential Care

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, […]

Affordable Care Act | Confidential Care | State Policy | Toolkits | Webinars/Presentations | Young Adults

The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 20’s

NAHIC’s Director, Dr. Charles E. Irwin, spoke with Today.com about “The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 20s,” including a lack of attention to bone health and not obtaining care through a primary care provider. Read the July 2015 article HERE.

Clinical Preventive Services | Sexual and Reproductive Health | Young Adults

ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT PREVENTIVE CARE: COMPARING NATIONAL SURVEY RATES

Preventive visits among adolescents and young adults offer a key opportunity to promote healthy choices and screen for emerging potential problems. In a new article, NAHIC researchers compared rates of past-year preventive visits among adolescents and young adults across several national surveys. The study also examined survey features, including mode of administration, respondent, response rate, […]

Clinical Preventive Services | Data and Monitoring | Journal Articles | Socio-demographic disparities | Young Adults

Unique Challenges and Health Needs of DACA-eligible Young Adults

This 2014 article, written by researchers from the University of California San Francisco Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, investigates the health needs and challenges of DACA-eligible young adults, a population that has rarely been studied. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program served qualified undocumented young immigrants who may be eligible for […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Immigrants | Journal Articles | Socio-demographic disparities | Young Adults

Improvement in Preventive Care of Young Adults After ACA

This original research article, Improvement in Preventive Care of Young Adults After the Affordable Care Act: The Affordable Care Act Is Helping, by researchers in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine investigated how the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act affected young adults’ rates of insurance and receipt of preventive services. Using data […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Clinical Preventive Services | Journal Articles | Young Adults

How High School Policies Shape Substance Use

In partnership with NAHIC, researchers at Child Trends used national longitudinal data to examine how high school policies shape substance use in young adulthood. The brief examines several policies, as well as individual, family and peer factors relevant to substance use. Research findings suggest that policies to promote a positive school environment are more likely […]

Policy | Reports | Social Determinants of Health | State Policy | Substance Use | Transitions & Trajectories | Young Adults