NRC What We Do

Our work emphasized increasing receipt of a quality annual well visit (or “preventive visit” or “check-up”), especially improving screening and follow up for depression and other mental health problems. We also worked to elevate the visibility of health issues for young adults with our partners. 

The AYAH-NRC advanced work in these areas through multiple activities, including:

  • Providing technical assistance, such as webinars, presentations, and learning communities, with emphasis on peer learning among state MCH programs and their partners. We conducted two large collaborative learning projects, drawing on elements of quality improvement and Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) models to advance public health-clinical partnerships aimed to improving receipt of the well visit and increase screening and follow up for mental health health. 
  • Conducting research to advance the evidence base related to preventive care, mental health, with a focus on the relatively new field of young adult health.
  • Producing tools and resources, based on our research and lessons learned from CoIINs and other activities with Maternal and Child Health Programs and their partners