February 27, 2021

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Join the State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC) and partner organizations as we dive into mental health and suicide prevention in young adult populations, the second in a three-part series. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 8th at 2:00pm EST and will last approximately 1-hour. Collaboration is encouraged so feel welcome to prepare…

State Medicaid programs can have a key role in assuring receipt of an annual well visit among adolescent enrollees, consistent with the Bright Futures guidelines.  In a new report, the AYAH-NRC examines factors linked to high well visit rates in top-performing states. This effort was led by AYAH-NRC partners Annie Schmidt, MPH and Peggy McManus,…

For college-age young adults, stigma around mental health and mental health treatment can pose a barrier to seeking services. Finding high quality services can also be a challenge. A new report by Young Invincibles describes two innovative initiatives to address these issues, with a focus on young adults of color: a digital ad campaign and…

Where did the Strategies from this Report come from? This section discusses in greater detail the sources used to develop the five strategies in this report and to identify the resources used as examples. Review of State-Level Policies & Programs With input from young adult health experts, policies and programs were searched through: 1) keyword…

Read the full guide, “Improving Young Adult Health: State & Local Strategies for Success,” online or as a PDF. Table 1. Labor force status of 2018 high school graduates and 2017-2018 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2018. U.S. Bureau…

Read the full guide, “Improving Young Adult Health: State & Local Strategies for Success,” online or as a PDF. ACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010 ACHA American College Health Association ANSA-T Child/Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment, Transition to Adulthood Version AYA/AYAH Adolescent and Young Adult/Adolescent and Young Adult Health AYAH-NRC Adolescent and Young…

As Title V agencies and others consider how to improve young adult health, strategies used by several ”early adopters” can serve as a guide. These early adopters – state programs, nonprofits and others – have implemented young adult initiatives that address various health issues. While one state may be concerned about high rates of unintended…

(back to Table of Contents) Purpose This document offers concrete strategies Title V agencies and others can use to advance young adult health. Along with these strategies, we share real-world examples, resources and an overview of relevant activities throughout the US. Examples have been identified as part of interviews with a sample of state Title…

Why Measurement Counts As a starting point to better understand the needs of young adults in one’s state, some national datasets, such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the National College Health Assessment (NCHA), provide state-level health data on young adults. Additionally, by fielding one’s own surveys or adapting existing survey tools, such as…

How Do Collaborations Help? By bringing stakeholders with diverse expertise together, collaborations enable more effective use of resources to address young adult health. These synergies in turn benefit Title V programs, partners and people served by Title V. There are near-endless possibilities to how Title V programs can collaborate to improve YA health. Below are…