Research :: Young People’s Health Care: A National Imperative

In collaboration with the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, faculty and staff at the Policy Center created an issue paper that examines the health status of young people, with an emphasis on health care access and utilization.  The paper contains a short introduction on why the young adult population merits more attention; the introduction is followed by a discussion of young adult health issues.  Section one presents an overview of young adult health issues and social influences, and section two discusses implications for the delivery and financing of health care for young adults.  Innovative efforts to address health care coverage of young adults and selected resources on young adult health are included in the appendices. The paper is intended to inform policymakers, health professionals, health insurance purchasers, beneficiaries, young adults and their families about the health status and coverage issues young adults face as they strive to reach self-sufficiency.




August 11, 2006


Young People's Health Care: A National Imperative (2006)


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.


Health of California’s Adolescents: Findings from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey

Topics covered in the report include: adult supervision and parental monitoring; adherence to safety standards; diet and physical activity; tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use; and sexual activity, including pregnancy and disease prevention.


Improving Adolescent Health: An Analysis and Synthesis of Policy Recommendations

This 1998 report reviewed over 1,000 adolescent health policy recommendations which were developed by government agencies, private foundations, and various task forces and commissions. It identifies consensus policy priorities and strategies for implementation; delineates critical barriers that may impede implementation; and highlights policy areas.


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.

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