Adolescent Health Highlight: Physical Development and Daily Health Habits

This report by NAHIC and Child Trends discusses the importance of nurturing healthy habits during adolescence to support physical growth. It discusses the effects of habits including diet, physical activity, sleep, and oral health.

Developmental Science/Approach | Guidelines/Recommendations | Overviews/Fact Sheets | Reports | Trends

A Research-Based Case for Adolescent Health Care Services

This report by NAHIC and Child Trends presents a research-based case for why adolescents need health care services. The report presents recommendations from leading medical authorities on what specific health care services adolescents need and how these services can best be provided. Data on the proportion of adolescents currently receiving needed services and an examination […]

Affordable Care Act | Clinical Guidelines | Clinical Preventive Services | Overviews/Fact Sheets

Researchers link adolescent depression with unhealthy relationships in young adulthood

The researchers found that young, heterosexual adults who reported depressive or suicidal symptoms during adolescence are significantly more likely to report:

Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Risky Behavior | Transitions & Trajectories

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.

Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations

A Shifting Health Landscape for Adolescents and Young Adults: Planning for the Implementation of Federal Health Care Reform in New York

This brief is the second in a series of publications associated with a multi-year evaluation of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC), which provides comprehensive health services to adolescents and young adults ages 10-24 in the New York City metro area.

Affordable Care Act | Clinical Guidelines | Confidential Care | Policy | Reports | State Policy | Young Adults | Youth-Centered Care

The Supreme Court ACA Decision: What Happens Now For Adolescents and Young Adults?

This brief examines major issues in health insurance and preventive services affecting adolescents and young adults, as implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act proceeds.

Affordable Care Act | Policy | Reports | Young Adults

Access to Health Care for Young Adults: The Affordable Care Act of 2010 is Making a Difference

This 2012 brief, created by the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law (CAHL) and NAHIC, discusses gains in private insurance coverage for young adults over the past two years and describes other provisions ACA that will further expand health insurance coverage and improve access to preventive services for this age group.

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Policy | Reports | Young Adults

Examining State-Level Patterns in Teen Childbearing: 1991 to 2009

This 2012 research brief uses state-level data to examine declines in the teen birth rate over 19 years, from 1991 to 2009, including the uptick in 2006 and 2007.

Data and Monitoring | Reports | Sexual and Reproductive Health | State Data

What Works To Prevent Or Reduce Internalizing Problems Or Socio-Emotional Difficulties in Adolescents

This 2012 paper presents lessons learned from 37 random-assignment social intervention programs for adolescents that are designed to prevent or treat internalizing problems.

Evidence-based programs | Guidelines/Recommendations | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports

Adolescent Health Strategic Planning Guide

This 2011 guide was designed to provide tools and practical ideas for developing and implementing an adolescent health strategic plan.

Guidelines/Recommendations | Provider Training & Education