Research :: National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators (The Network)

NAHIC staff have been working closely with the National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators (formerly known as the State Adolescent Health Coordinators Network), the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, the State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC, of the Konopka Institute for Best Practices in Adolescent Health), the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), and other partners to increase the capacity of State Adolescent Health programs. NAHIC faculty and staff have participated in a range of Network activities including: the annual conference; development of state-level indicators for monitoring adolescent health and Network strategic planning activities.

Dr. Brindis is currently working with SAHRC to publish and disseminate the monograph, Improving the Health of Youth: A Guide for State-Level Strategic Planning and Action. This guide offers State Adolescent Health Coordinators and others guidance in developing strategic health plans for their states. NAHIC staff have also assisted the Network in its efforts to assessing the needs and assets of State Adolescent Health Coordinators. Currently, NAHIC staff are helping create a survey to address transitions among coordinators. Results will be used to explore strategies for supporting long-term coordinators and easing the transitions for new coordinators.




December 30, 2004


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 […]


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.


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.


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,


Impact of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita on Youth – SAM Statement

For many youth, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita abruptly severed these ties, threatening their behavioral, emotional and physical health. These losses, disruptions, and displacements have acute and long-term health consequences.