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
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