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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Archives, Reports


February 27, 2007


National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators Assessment (2007)


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

Role of the Family in Promoting Adolescent Well-Being

This brief, released in November 2014, in partnership with Child Trends, provides an accessible summary of research  on adolescents’ families and family factors related to adolescent health and well-being. Topics addressed include family meals, family demographics and parents’ health-related  behaviors in areas such as exercise and smoking. This brief updates Child Trends 2006 brief on adolescents’  family environment The 2014 brief […]

Families | Reports | Risky Behavior

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 […]


California Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010

California Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010 (CIIAH) provides a long-range vision for improving the health and well-being of California’s youth,


NAHIC Fact Sheets

Over the last five years, NAHIC has created a series of Fact Sheets on adolescent and young adult health that are concise and easy to use. Access all nine.