November 22, 2017

Archives: Research Network

Dr. Charles Irwin, Network partner, wrote an editorial for the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health to discuss advancing the research agenda for adolescent and young adult health. Click here to read the full editorial.

Despite the recognition that behavioral and medical health conditions are frequently intertwined, the existing health care system divides management for these issues into separate settings. This separation results in increased barriers to receipt of care and contributes to problems of underdetection, inappropriate diagnosis, and lack of treatment engagement. Adolescents and young adults with mental health…

in this article, Network partners reviewed research regarding system- and visit-level strategies to enhance clinical preventive service delivery and quality for adolescents and young adults. Despite professional consensus on recommended services for adolescents, a strong evidence base for services for young adults, and improved financial access to services with the Affordable Care Act’s provisions, receipt…

In this article, Network researchers consider how to leverage some of the rapid advances in developmental neuroscience in ways that can improve adolescent health. We provide a brief overview of several key areas of scientific progress relevant to these issues. We then focus on two examples of important health problems that increase sharply during adolescence:…

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC), in partnership with the Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN),  held a workshop at the SAHM 2016 Annual Meeting— “Youth in Context: Interactions among Adolescents, Environments, and Healthcare.” AYAH-NRC Workshop, March 9, 2016, “The ACA and Access to Care for AYAs: Opportunities and…

  The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC), in partnership with the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Research Network (AYAH-RN), held a workshop at the SAHM 2017 Annual Meeting— “Cultivating Connections: The Importance of Relationships in Adolescent and Young Adult Health.” AYAH-NRC Workshop, March 8, 2017, “Why Aren’t AYAs Going to…

Led by Sion Harris at BCU/HU, the AYAH-RN will develop website teaching materials to engage parents in helping prevent opioid abuse. Specifically, the project will build on existing parent education website materials developed by BCU/HU that address other substance abuse issues. The new module will provide parents with the latest science on opioids and their…

Led by Matt Aalsma, PhD, Indiana University, the AYAH-RN will conduct an exploratory study to implement a parenting intervention in the primary care setting.  The study will test screening measures in areas such as adolescent communication, monitoring, and conflict.

Linkage between civic engagement in adolescence and physical and mental health status in young adulthood. (P. Ballard, UCB; L. Hoyt, Fordham U.; M. Pachucki, U. Amherst) This project uses AddHealth data to assess how civic engagement affects trajectories into adulthood. The researchers have completed their analysis, presented their work at the 2017 meeting of the…

Developmentally-based opportunities for clinical obesity interventions  (R. Dahl, MD, & A. Suleiman, PhD, UCB; Y. Evans, UW; K. Casazza, UAB; E. Ozer, UCSF; T. Richmond, BCH/HU) Led by A. Suleiman, researchers are collaborating on a review paper exploring developmental opportunities for clinic-based obesity interventions.