Sleep deprivation and noise-induced hearing loss are two critical emerging health issues among adolescents and young adults. Both health concerns have multiple causes and contributing factors. Healthy People 2020, the nation’s public health agenda, has highlighted these two issues as part of its core objectives for adolescent and young adult health, yet little is known about effective ways to prevent each from occurring.
These information briefs give an overview of the causes of each issue, followed by information on evidence-based programs addressing the issues. They also provide other resources on the topics. These briefs can be used by public health professionals, clinicians, policy makers, program managers, parents, and adolescents and young adults.
The briefs can be downloaded here:
August 15, 2014
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