The AYAH-NRC was established in 2014 with funding from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
To improve the health of adolescent and young adults (ages 10-25) by strengthening the capacity of state maternal and child health (MCH) programs and their clinical partners to address the needs of adolescents and young adults.
The AYAH-NRC was housed within in NAHIC, in UCSF’s Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. NAHIC worked in close partnership with three collaborating organizations:
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) was founded in 1987 to protect and promote the optimal health of women, children, and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP builds successful program by disseminating best practices; advocating on member’s behalf; convening leaders to share experiences and ideas; and providing technical assistance to states.
AMCHP tools and resources created for the Center are available here.
The National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN)
The National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) was established in 2009 to pool resources and share lessons learned among and across developing and existing state Improvement Partnership (IP) programs. NIPN currently has more than 20 IPs across the U.S. that have demonstrated their ability to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for youth through continuous improvement efforts.
NIPN tools and resources created for the Center are available here.
The State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC)
The State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC) at the University of Minnesota has supported Title V staff across the U.S. with applied technical assistance, consultation, and training for more than 20 years. SAHRC’s focus is how to translate and plan strategies to meet the unique needs of AYAs by helping state colleagues align, partner, and move good ideas to action.
SAHRC’s tools created for the Center are available on their website.
A list of National Network of State Adolescent Health coordinators can be found here.