Research :: 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. The State Adolescent Health Coordinators (“Coordinators” or “SAHCs”) provide leadership within state agencies to improve adolescent health, safety, and well-being, while also offering information and consultation to other organizations and agencies regarding comprehensive adolescent health. The purpose of the assessment was to describe the variety of adolescent health efforts in states under the Coordinators’ leadership and identify emerging needs for technical assistance and training. The assessment was administered between December 2005 and March 2006 and was made available to all 59 states, territories and jurisdictions. The five main topics of the assessment included: profile of Coordinators and Coordinator positions; major activities; guiding frameworks; environment; and technical assistance priorities. A total of 37 responses were received. The preliminary results were first presented at the NNSAHC meeting in April 2006. This preliminary report summarizes findings for the assessment’s five main topics. The appendix presents detailed information on responses to the assessment’s close-ended questions.

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February 27, 2007


National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators Assessment (2007)


Investing in Adolescent Health: A Social Imperative for California’s Future

California’s first statewide strategic plan for adolescent health was jointly released in 2001 by NAHIC and the California Adolescent Health Collaborative.


Youth Violence: Lessons from the Experts

This monograph discusses the factors that contribute to youth violence and presents current findings on ways to protect youth from violence. It is aimed at health care professionals, educators, maternal and child health directors, adolescent health coordinators, government policymakers, and community youth organizations. It contains information to help evaluate violence prevention programs and contains recommendations […]


Health Insurance Access and Counseling Receipt and Their Association With Later Depressive and Suicidal Symptoms

This 2012 brief analyzes panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health for 9,996 adolescents to assess whether the receipt of supportive (psychological or emotional) counseling and access to health insurance is related to the persistence of adolescent depression and/or suicidality into young adulthood.

Access & Utilization | Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Suicide

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

A Shifting Health Landscape for Adolescents and Young Adults: Planning for the Implementation of Federal Health Care Reform in New York

This brief is the second in a series of publications associated with a multi-year evaluation of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC), which provides comprehensive health services to adolescents and young adults ages 10-24 in the New York City metro area.

Affordable Care Act | Clinical Guidelines | Confidential Care | Policy | Reports | State Policy | Young Adults | Youth-Centered Care