June 25, 2017

Category: Young Adults

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,…

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…

      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…

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…

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.

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,…

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,…

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…

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…