This study, led by researchers at Child Trends through a partnership with NAHIC, examined data that were analyzed from 6,763 heterosexual adults who completed three waves of Add Health (the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a nationally representative study). The researchers found that young, heterosexual adults who reported depressive or suicidal symptoms during adolescence are
Medical Home for Adolescents: Low Attainment Rates for Those With Mental Health Problems and Other Vulnerable Groups
This 2012 study by researchers in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine examined the current rates of medical home attainment for adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children and adolescents receive care in a medical home, which the AAP defines as an environment in which care is accessible, continuous, comprehensive,
Health Insurance Access and Counseling Receipt and Their Association With Later Depressive and Suicidal Symptoms
This 2012 brief analyzes panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health for 9,996 adolescents to assess whether the receipt of supportive (psychological or emotional) counseling and access to health insurance is related to the persistence of adolescent depression and/or suicidality into young adulthood.
A video of Dr. Karin Rhodes’ presentation at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, recorded September 13, 2012.
The special edition of The Lancet explores the role of adolescence as a foundation for future health, the social determinants of adolescent health, the potential of the worldwide application of prevention science, and the current availability of data on 25 suggestedcore indicators in all countries.
Improving the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults: Out-of-School Time Programs That Have Significant Positive Impacts
This brief by Child Trends (created through a partnership with NAHIC) identifies 46 out-of-school time programs that have shown positive impacts on adolescent or young adult outcomes. Outcome categories include behavior problems, substance use, reproductive health, social-emotional health, life skills, education, and physical health.
This review of existing preventive health guidelines for adolescents and adults recommends the establishment of “Young Adult Preventive Care Guidelines” that reflect the current evidence-based recommendations that overlap with the young adult age group.
The State and National Data Profiles allows users to assess recent progress on Healthy People 2010’s 21 Critical Health Objectives by presenting data and text highlights that correspond to the baseline (1998-99) and final (2007-09) measures.
Health of Adolescents and Young Adults: Trends in Achieving the 21 Critical National Health Objectives by 2010
This study assessed trends in the 21 Critical National Health Objectives between 1991 and 2009, and from baseline years for which 2010 targets were established to 2009, and the extent to which targets were achieved.
This recent study by NAHIC staff investigated whether providers target adolescent preventive screening on the basis of BMI status, with a focus on overweight adolescents, given recent guidelines.