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 | Mental/Behavioral Health | Recommendations

Young Adult Preventive Health Guidelines: There But Can’t Be Found

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.

Clinical Guidelines | Clinical Preventive Services | Young Adults

The State and National Data Profiles Updated With Final Year Data For Healthy People 2010

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.

Data and Monitoring | State Data | Trends

Improving the Health of Adolescents and Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities

Improving the Health of Adolescents & Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities is a companion to Healthy People 2010. The document helps communities and individuals translate the Healthy People 2010 objectives that are key to adolescent health and safety into a vision for improving adolescent health and well-being.

Recommendations | State & Community Programs | State Policy

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: How Does it Help Adolescents and Young Adults?

This 2010 brief, created by the Center of Adolescent Health and the Law (CAHL) and NAHIIC, reviews major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act highlighting those of greatest significance for these young people.

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | Clinical Preventive Services | Policy | 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 | Young Adults

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.

Provider Training & Education | Recommendations

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.

Evidence-based programs | Mental/Behavioral Health | Sexual and Reproductive Health | State & Community Programs | Substance Use | Young Adults

Trends in Adolescent and Young Adult Health in the United States

This article reviews health trends for adolescents and young adults, providing a single source for a national health profile. Data are presented on demographics, mortality, health-related behaviors, and healthcare access and utilization and major gender and racial/ethnic disparities are highlighted.

Access & Utilization | Data and Monitoring | Mortality | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities | Trends | Young Adults

Lancet Series on Adolescent Health

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.

Clinical Preventive Services | Recommendations | Social Determinants of Health