Research :: Investing in Clinical Preventive Health Services for Adolescents

This document defines clinical preventive services for adolescents, presents professional recommendations, and examines the rationale for providing a comprehensive set of clinical preventive services to teens. It explores barriers to the delivery of this care, as well as promising strategies for reducing these barriers, and looks at the extent to which this care is now being delivered. Finally, using current trends and available cost analyses, this publication assesses the efficacy of providing these services within the current healthcare environment and recommends areas in which further research is needed.

Additionally, NAHIC’s sister center, the Public Policy Analysis & Education Center for Middle Childhood & Adolescent Health compiled tables that compare the recommendations of the major existing clinical guidelines for middle childhood and adolescence, identifying areas of convergance and differences for more than 50 topics.


Clinical Guidelines, Clinical Preventive Services, Guidelines/Recommendations


February 6, 2001


M. Jane Park, Tracy M. Macdonald, Elizabeth M. Ozer, Scott J. Burg, Susan G. Millstein, Claire D. Brindis, & Charles E. Irwin, Jr.
M. Jane Park, Tracy M. Macdonald, Elizabeth M. Ozer, Scott J. Burg, Susan G. Millstein, Claire D. Brindis, & Charles E. Irwin, Jr.


2001 Investing in Clinical Preventive Services


Measuring the Positives: Review of Positive Indicators and Guidelines for their Use

In four 2004 papers, NAHIC conducted a comprehensive review and analysis of approaches to and measures of positive youth development.

Clinical Guidelines | Transitions & Trajectories


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

Building a Strong Foundation: Creating a Health Agenda for the Middle Childhood Years

This 2002 summary synthesizes the proceedings of an expert meeting to begin developing a national health agenda for middle childhood.

Families | Guidelines/Recommendations | Policy

Midcourse Review of the Healthy People 2010: 21 Critical Health Objectives for Adol’s & Young Adults

Progress on the 21 Critical Health Objectives was reviewed as part of the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review. The review found little or no improvement on most objectives.

Data and Monitoring | Guidelines/Recommendations | Journal Articles | Mortality | Policy | Risky Behavior | Trends | 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