Wins in New Mexico

Check out the new article by Iliana White, Senior Program Manager for the AYAH Center, in the most recent AMCHP Pulse e-newsletter titled “Wins in New Mexico.” In the article, Ms. White discusses New Mexico’s quality improvement efforts at school-based health centers to improve access to and quality of preventive services for AYAs.

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Adolescent and Health Professional Perspectives on the Medical Home: Improving Health Care Access and Utilization Under the ACA

This study, written by The University of California — Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in collaboration with ICF International, is part of a series of publications associated with a multi-year evaluation of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC), which provides comprehensive […]

Affordable Care Act

AYA Marketing Series

In May 2016, two webinars on ‘marketing the well-visit‘ were hosted by the State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC), core Center partner. Click here to view to the first webinar on ‘market disruptors‘, and here for the second webinar on ‘co-creation.’

Access & Utilization | State & Community Programs | Webinars/Presentations

Adolescent Well-Visit Strategies & Evidence-informed Strategy Measures

In May 2016, NAHIC’s Dr. Irwin presented at the “Title V ESM Learning Lab: Adolescent Health” hosted by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) on adolescent well-visit strategies and evidence-informed strategy measures. Click here to view Dr. Irwin’s slides; click here to view the full webinar; and click here for additional strategies developed by […]

Clinical Preventive Services | Evidence-based programs | Provider Training & Education | Recommendations | Webinars/Presentations

The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 20’s

NAHIC’s Director, Dr. Charles E. Irwin, spoke with Today.com about “The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 20s,” including a lack of attention to bone health and not obtaining care through a primary care provider. Read the July 2015 article HERE.

Clinical Preventive Services | Sexual and Reproductive Health | Young Adults

NEW! Developing and Strengthening New Strategies to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health

This paper, released October 2015, was written by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Through considerable efforts and investments of resources, adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the United States have decreased significantly over the past two decades. Nonetheless, large disparities persist for many populations […]

Policy | Recommendations | Sexual and Reproductive Health | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations

CDC Grand Rounds- Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness

Adolescence is a critical stage of development during which physical, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes occur. While adolescence is a relatively healthy period of life, adolescents begin to make lifestyle choices and establish behaviors that affect both their current and future health. During this transition from childhood to adulthood, serious health and safety issues such […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Clinical Preventive Services | Confidential Care | Families | Mortality | Quality Improvement | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations | Webinars/Presentations | Youth-Centered Care

ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT PREVENTIVE CARE: COMPARING NATIONAL SURVEY RATES

Preventive visits among adolescents and young adults offer a key opportunity to promote healthy choices and screen for emerging potential problems. In a new article, NAHIC researchers compared rates of past-year preventive visits among adolescents and young adults across several national surveys. The study also examined survey features, including mode of administration, respondent, response rate, […]

Clinical Preventive Services | Data and Monitoring | Socio-demographic disparities | Young Adults

State Policy and Teen Childbearing

In this 2015 review article, authors examined how teen childbearing rates are related to state policy in five areas: education, sex education, public assistance, access to abortion services and access to family planning. This review of 13 studies identified associations between teen birth rates in the following areas: In family planning access: adolescent enrollment in […]

Policy | Sexual and Reproductive Health | Social Determinants of Health | State Policy

California’s Confidential Health Information Act and Medical Privacy Protection

This brief, released in February 2015, was written by researchers from the University of California San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. The “Age 26” of Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed many young adults ages 19 to 26 to retain insurance coverage as a dependent through their parents’ employer-based plans. This expanded dependent […]

Affordable Care Act | Confidential Care | State Policy