Research :: 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 | AYAH Resource Center | Confidential Care | State Policy | Toolkits | Webinars/Presentations | Young Adults

May is Mental Health month and Teen Pregnancy and Prevention month!

Click here for our May 2016 newsletter, which introduces our Center, and the four core Center partners. Check our our latest resources, upcoming newsletter issues and other resources for Mental Health Awareness Month and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Mental Health Resources Many mental/behavioral health issues first emerge during the adolescent and young adult years: Among […]

AYAH Resource Center | Depression | Evidence-based programs | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Provider Training & Education | Reports | Webinars/Presentations | Young Adults

2016 SAHM Annual Meeting

      The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC) held a workshop at the SAHM 2016 Annual Meeting— “Youth in Context: Interactions among Adolescents, Environments, and Healthcare.” AYAH-NRC Workshop, March 9, 2016, “The ACA and Access to Care for AYAs: Opportunities and Challenges to Improve Systems of Care” The Center is pleased […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | AYAH Resource Center | Clinical Preventive Services | Webinars/Presentations | Young Adults

NEW! Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care Measures

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center and core partner, the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) at the University of Vermont, are delighted to announce that the Adolescent and Young Adult Health Measure Set is complete and available for use. These are a set of standard process measures that can be used to […]

AYAH Resource Center | Quality Improvement | Reports | 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.

AYAH Resource Center | 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, […]

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

Adolescents and Young Adults in Title V Transformation

The Resource Center led a skills building session at the AMCHP Annual Conference in Washington, DC in January 2015. This presentation covers the following topics: the health issues and health care needs of adolescents and young adults how Title V Block Grant transformation addresses adolescents opportunities to improve adolescent and young adult health and healthcare, […]

Affordable Care Act | AYAH Resource Center | Policy | 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