This page highlights links to key policy and program areas, including issues for specific populations of AYAs.
The National Institute for Health Care Management
The NIHCM COVID-19 page offers webinars and infographics on how the pandemic affects a wide range of topics, from mental health (including AYA mental health, resiliency in children), substance use, racial and other disparities, school opening, food insecurity environmental health and more.
Center for the Developing Adolescent
CDA’s COVID-19 page includes webinars, a blog, curated news and research articles related to supporting adolescent healthy development during the pandemic. Resources address professionals, parents and teens, in areas such as friendships and peer support, LGBTQ suicide prevention, and school/education.
Child Trends provides research and resources that helps policymakers, program staff, and parents better understand how to support all children, including adolescents and young adults, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Child Welfare League of America
As part of their COVID-19 page, CWLA offers resources for all children as well as items for special populations of youth, including those in the justice system, homeless, or in foster care.
Center for Law and Social Policy
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) actively advocates for policies that positively impact the physical and economic health of the public, with a focus on low income populations. COVID-19 policy issues include children, youth & families, federal spending priorities, health and mental health, income and work support, jobs training & education, and racial equity.
National Health Law Program
The National Health Law Program provides a number of resources to advocate and address Medicaid related issues during the time of COVID, including a policy focus on child and adolescent health.