Research :: Emerging Issues: Sleep and Hearing Information Briefs

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:

Sleep Information Brief

Hearing Information Brief


Evidence-based programs, Overviews/Fact Sheets, Reports


August 15, 2014


Best Practices Brief

This 2004 brief provides an overview of Best Practices and a comprehensive listing of resources available in adolescent health.

Evidence-based programs | Reports | State & Community Programs

Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults Leaving Foster Care

This 2006 issue brief describes the young people who are aging out of foster care, their health status, and the barriers they face when leaving foster care.

Policy | Reports | Special Populations | Transitions & Trajectories | Young Adults

California’s Confidential Health Information Act and Medical Privacy Protection

This brief, released in February 2015, was written by researchers from the University of California San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. The “Age 26” of Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed many young adults ages 19 to 26 to retain insurance coverage as a dependent through their parents’ employer-based plans. This expanded dependent […]

Affordable Care Act | Confidential Care | Reports | State Policy

Health Futures of Youth II: Pathways to Adolescent Health, Executive Summary and Overview

This 2002 overview summarizes adolescent health issues as presented at the meeting, Health Futures of Youth II.

Guidelines/Recommendations | Overviews/Fact Sheets

National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators Assessment

This preliminary report highlights the key findings of the 2005-06 National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators (NNSAHC) assessment.

Archives | Reports