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

In collaboration with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, NAHIC has developed a public health profile of California adolescents ages 12-17 years. The report is based on data 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. Many of the findings are shown by gender, age, income and race/ethnicity. This publication provides data that will be of interest to public health professionals who work with adolescents, educators, and parents. Production of this publication was funded by the Sierra Health Foundation.




December 30, 2004


Claire Brindis, Elizabeth Ozer, Sally Adams, Jane Park, Nicole Lordi, Elaine Zahnd, Sue Holtby


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


Young People’s Health Care: A National Imperative

This 2006 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.


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 […]


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.


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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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.