Promoting and Caring for Young Adult Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement
The brief offers a 4-page summary of the mental health challenges young people face and multi-pronged approaches our communities can use to meet their diverse needs.
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#ScreenToIntervene Blog Features a Conversation with Advocates on Fostering Environments that are Supportive of LGBTQ+ Mental Health
learn how MCH professionals can support the transformation of spaces like schools, health care offices, and communities to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ youth and their specific mental health needs.
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Original Research: Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Intention
AYAH-NRC published research on young adult COVID-19 vaccination intention and reasons for vaccine hesitancy.
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Improving Adolescent & Young Adult Health: Challenges and Opportunities Emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic
View our new brief outlining strategies to improve systems of care for adolescents and young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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Supporting Young People during COVID & Beyond: New Webinar Recording Available
Watch a new webinar from the National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators on supporting young people's mental health and well-being, featuring Dr. Sion Harris, Ruth Ogembo, and a panel of young people providing expert feedback.
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Rapid Adoption of Telemedicine for Adolescents & Young Adults
The Journal of Adolescent Health has published a new article on the rapid adoption of telemedicine at the University of California, San Francisco Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic.
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AMCHP CONFERENCE 2020 - GOING VIRTUALSave the Date: Rescheduled AMCHP Virtual Conference
August 4-6, 2020
Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health.
LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
Discussion of Potentially Sensitive Topics With Young People
Santelli et al., Pediatrics
Discussions about potentially sensitive topics between health care providers and
young people are associated with modifiable factors of health care delivery.
Confidentiality Discussions and Private Time With a Health-Care Provider for Youth
Grilo et al., Journal of Adolescent Health
Fifty-five percent of female and 49% of male AYA reported ever having had private time with an HCP and 55% of female and 44% of male AYA had spoken to an HCP about confidentiality.
HPV Vaccinations Prove Effective in 11-Year Study
Spinner et al., Pediatrics
In this study of 13-26 year old women, trends in HPV in a US community >10 years after 4-valent HPV vaccine introduction and after 9-valent vaccine introduction were examined. Researchers found evidence of vaccine effectiveness and herd protection.
Adolescent Cannabis Consumption Linked with Increased Depression Risk
Gobbi et al., JAMA Psychiatry
According to a 2019 meta-analysis, cannabis consumption as a teen was associated with developing depression and suicidal behavior later in life, controlled for premorbid conditions.
Screening Preteens for Suicide Risk in the ED
Lanzillo et al., Hospital Pediatrics
Researchers' findings show that about 30% of pre-teens screened positive for suicide risk, highlighting the need for suicide screening in pre-teens.
How Accurate Is Youth Self-Reporting of Substance Use?
Gordon C. reviewing Boykan et al., Pediatrics
While prevalence data on youth substance use has primarily relied on self-report, Boykan's research team has found that in general, self-report highly correlates with biomarker data. However, many AYAs appear unaware of the nicotine content of e-cigarettes.
Effect of Electronic Screening With Personalized Feedback on Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors
Richardson et al., JAMA Pediatrics
A randomized clinical trial of 13-18 year olds in a primary care setting found that teens who used a personalized electronic screening tool were half as likely as controls to engage in their risk behavior 3 months later.
Changes in Youth Suicide Mortality 1999-2017
Yu B. & Chen X., JAMA Network Open
Adjusted rates show a more rapid increase and a smaller sex difference in the suicide mortality rates for US youths aged 10 to 19 years from 1999 to 2017.