The ACA has focused national attention on the importance of clinical preventive services. Providing these services to young adults offers clinicians the opportunity to shape their patient’s health throughout the life course, yet many clinicians lack the tools and specific knowledge to do so. In April 2016, NAHIC has updated its easy-to-use toolkit designed to guide clinicians. The toolkit features recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force, Bright Futures, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC-ACIP). The guidelines toolkit consists of:

These documents serve as a broad overview of the relevant recommendations for the 18-26 age group and are not meant to be all-encompassing. There may be special considerations for certain subpopulations within the young adult age group, such as pregnant women. For information on screening, please visit the USPSTFBright Futures, and ACOG websites. For information on immunizations, please visit the CDC website.

 

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