Addressing Social Determinants of Health Among Adolescents and Young Adults: Strategies from the Field

Improving adolescent and young adult health requires a focus on the broader social determinants of health, as well as individual factors that are often the focus of efforts to improve health. This study identified innovative approaches involving partnerships between the health care delivery system and the broader community to promote health equity and address the root causes of health disparities for adolescents and young adults. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with stakeholders from 10 innovative programs/interventions.

The study was led by researchers from NAHIC (in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies & Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at University of California, San Francisco) in collaboration with ICF International. It is one in a series of publications associated with a multi-year evaluation of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center in the New York City metro area.

A monograph based on this study is available here.

An article on this study is available here.

Slides based on this study are available here: