Current Issues in Adolescent Health
The Future of Children. The Brookings Institute and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs are partnered to produce this series of journals on issues relevant to child and adolescent health. The articles address policies and programs impacting this age group, and draw from the best new research available.
Forhan S, Gottlieb S, et al. Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Female Adolescents Aged 14-19 in the United States, Pediatrics, 124:6:1505-1512, Dec 2009.
Fox HB, McManus MA et al. Strengthening Preventive Care to Better Address Multiple Health Risks Among Adolescents Report No 5. National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, November 2010.
Hassan Areej et al (2009). Primary Care Follow-up Plans for Adolescents with Substance Use Problems. The Journal of Pediatrics 124(1),144-150.
Hinduja S. Patchin JW. Bulling, Cyber-Bullying, and Suicide. Archives of Suicides Research 2010:14 (3):206-221.
Institute of Medicine, The Science of Adolescent Risk Taking: Workshop Report, 2011.
Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Adolescent Health Services: Missing Opportunities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.
McManus MA, Shejavali KI, Fox HB. Is the Health Care System Working for Adolescents? Washington, DC: Maternal and Child Health Policy Research Center, 2003.
Merikangas KR, He J, Burstein M et al. Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in US adolescents: Results of the National Co-morbidity Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A), Journal of Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010 Oct;49 (10): 980-989.
Miller T. The cost of adolescent problems. In Biglan A, Brennan PA, Foster S, Holder H. Helping Adolescents at Risk: Multiple Problem Behaviors. New York: Builford, 2004.
Mulye T. et al, 2009. Trends in adolescent and young adult health in the United States, Journal of Adolescent Health 45: 8-24
O’Sullivan L, McKee D. Primary Care Providers’ Reports of Time Alone and the Provision of Sexual Health Services to Urban Adolescent Patients: Results of a Prospective Card Study, Journal of Adolescent Health, 47:1:110-112, July 2010.
Pleck J and O’Donnell L. Gender Attitudes and Health Risk Behaviors in Urban African American and Latino Early Adolescents, Maternal and Child Health Journal, vol :4 265-272, 2001.
Ralph L, Brindis C, Access to reproductive healthcare for adolescents: establishing healthy behaviors at a critical juncture in the lifecourse, Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 22:5:369-374, Oct 2010.
Rosenbaum, J. Patient Teenagers? A Comparison of the Sexual Behavior of Virginity Pledgers and Matched Nonpledgers, Pediatrics, 123:1:110-120, 2009.
Scott M, Wildsmith E, et al. Risky Adolescent Sexual Behaviors and Reproductive Health in Young Adulthood. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 43:2 June 2011
Schwarz S and Aratani Yumiko, Improving the Odds for Adolescents: State Policies that Supports Adolescent Health and Well-being, National Center for Children in Poverty, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, July 2011.
Solberg L, Nordin J et al. “Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents”, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37:5:445-454, 2009.
Windle M, Brener N. Parenting Predictors of Early-Adolescents’ Health Behaviors, Rand Corporation/ Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39:6:594-606, June 2010.
Coverage, Access, and Health Reform
American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence and Committee on Child Health Financing. “Underinsurance of Adolescents: Recommendations for Improved Coverage of Preventive, Reproductive, and Behavioral Health Care Services.” Pediatrics 123;191-196, 2009.
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs. Health Reform: What’s in it for Adolescents? October 2010.
Bartman, B, Moy E, D’Angelo L. Access to Ambulatory Care for Adolescents: The Role of A Usual Source of Care. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 8:2, 1997.
Brindis, C, Morreale M, English A. The Unique Health Care Needs of Adolescents. Health Insurance for Children, 13:1, 2003.
Callahan S, Cooper W (2005). Uninsurance and health care among young adults in the United States. Pediatrics, 116, 88-95.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services., 2010. Initial core set of children’s healthcare quality measures for voluntary use by Medicaid and CHIP programs (CMS-2474-NC) Federal Register74 (248) 68846-68849.
Chung P, et al.2006, Preventive care for children in the United States: Quality and barriers. Annual Review of Public Health, 27, 491-515.
Coker TR, Sareen HG et al. “Improving Access to and Utilization of Adolescent Preventive Health Care: The Perspectives of Adolescents and Parents” Journal of Adolescent Health 2010; 47:133-142.
English, A, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: How Does it Help Adolescents and Young Adults? August 2010.
English, A, The Supreme Court ACA Decision: What Happens Now for Adolescents and Young Adults? November 2012.
Fox HB, et al. Private health insurance for adolescents: is it adequate? Journal of Adolescent Health, 32:12-24, 2003.
Fox H, McManus M, Health Reform and Adolescents, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, June 2009.
Horwitz S Kelleher K et al. (2007) Barriers to the identification and management of psychosocial issues in children and maternal depression. Pediatrics 119, 208-218.
Irwin CE, Adams SH, Park, MJ, Newacheck PW. Preventive care for adolescents: few get visits and fewer get services. Pediatrics. 2009;123:e565-e572.
Institute of Medicine. Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters, April 2011.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), February 2009.
Kogan, M. et al. Underinsurance among Children in the United States, New England Journal of Medicine. August 2010.
National Conference of State Legislatures. Health Reform and Women, Children and Adolescents. April 2011.
Palfrey, Judith. How Health Care Reform Can Benefit Children and Adolescents. NEJM, October 2009.
Santoro K, Murphy B. Improving Early Identification & Treatment of Adolescent Depression: Considerations & Strategies for Health Plans. NIHCM Foundation Issue Brief, February 2010.
Confidentiality and Consent
Akinbami L, Gandhi H and Chen T (2009). Availability of adolescent health services and confidentiality in primary care practices. Pediatrics 111(2)394-400.
Benson, Gold R. Unintended Consequences: How Insurance Processes Inadvertently Abrogate Patient Confidentiality. Guttmacher Institute Policy Review, Fall 2009.
Edman J, Adams S et al. Who Gets Confidential Care? Disparities in a National Sample of Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. 46:4:393-395, April 2010.
English, A, Bass L et al. State Minor Consent Laws: A Summary, 3rd Edition. Center for Adolescent Health and the Law, 2010.
Ford C, English A Sigman G. “Confidential Health Care for Adolescents: Position Paper for the Society for Adolescent Medicine.” Journal of Adolescent Health, 2004, 35:160.
Fox HB, Limb SJ. State Policies Affecting the Assurance of Confidential Care for Adolescents. Fact Sheet No5, The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, April 2008.
Jones RK, Purcell A, et al. “Adolescents’ Reports of Parental Knowledge of Adolescents’ Use of Sexual Health Services and Their Reactions to Mandated Parental Notification for Prescription Contraception.” Journal of the American Medical Association, 2005; 293(3): 340-348.
Protecting Confidential Health Services for Adolescents & Young Adults: Strategies & Considerations for Health Plans, National Institute for Health Care Management Issue Brief May 2011.
Thrall JS, McCloskey L et al. (2000) Confidentiality and Adolescents Use of Providers for Health Information and for Pelvic Examinations. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 154 (9), 885-892.
Models of Care and Initiatives in Adolescent Health
Aber L, Brown J et al. School-based strategies to prevent violence, trauma, and psychopathology: The challenges of going to scale, Development and Psychopathology, 23:411-421, April 2011.
English A, Ford C, Santelli J. Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents: Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, American Journal of Law and Medicine, 35:351-364, 2009.
Nahm S, Le K, et al. Engaging Youth through Partnerships in Entertainment Education. 2010; 4: 57-78, 2010.
Oman, R et al, The potential protective effect of youth assets on adolescent alcohol and drug use, American Journal of Public Health 94: 1425-1430, 2004.
Promising Practice Network, Programs for Adolescents, Seattle Social Development Project.
Johnston LD, O’Malley PM et al, U.S. Middle and High Schools Making Progress to Provide Healthier Lunches, Falling Short on Physical Activity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 2011.
Schlitt J, Juszczak L et al. Current Status of State Policies that Support School-Based Health Centers, Public Health Reports 123(6): 731-738, 2008.