Adolescence (ages 10-18) and
young adulthood (ages 19-26) are crucial developmental periods
characterized by physical, emotional, and intellectual changes, as well as
changes in social roles, relationships and expectations.
With funding from the Health
Services and Resources Administration, Maternal
and Child Health Bureau,
AMCHP works with maternal and child health professionals to achieve the
following adolescent health goals:
the health of women, children, youth, families and children and youth with
special health care needs
the health of adolescents by strengthening state-level capacity
the elimination of health disparities and inequities
leadership practices for MCH at the national,
state and local levels
Check out the AYAH Center's November Bulletin:
Engaging Stakeholders to Coordinate Preventive Care and Screenings here!
AYAH National Resource Center
AMCHP is a national partner in the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH Center). With funding support from HRSA's
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the AYAH-NRC supports MCH investments in the
health of adolescents and young adults.
AYAH-NRC partners include:
University of California/San Francisco (lead)
- The University of Minnesota/State
Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC)
- The University of
Vermont/National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN)
AYAH Center Bulletin
- Inaugural Issue
- June: Engaging Youth in Health Care Improvement Efforts
- July: Improving Systems of Care for Youth and Young Adults through the ACA
- August: How to Use Public-Private Partnerships to Strengthen Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care
- September: Models to Promote Sexual Health Practices for Youth and Young Adults
- October: Models that Engage and Empower Youth and Families
- November: Engaging Stakeholders to Coordinate Preventive Care and Screenings
- Dec-Jan: Opportunities to Increase Mental Health Services for Youth and Young Adults
AYAH Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network
The AYAH-CoIIN is focused on
discovering, identifying, and implementing evidence-informed strategies to
increase adolescents’ and young adults’ access to preventive health care visits
and to improve the quality of these visits.
The CoIIN Summit covered various subjects such as:
To view more CoIIN Summit Presentations, visit the AYAH-NRC webpage here.
Adolescent and Young Adult Health
includes a broad range of focus areas that guide AMCHP's work and partnerships.
To learn more about each focus area, click on the subjects below or click here.
Adolescent Health Podcasts
The Office of Adolescent Health has developed podcasts that feature adolescent health-related topics such as:
- Adolescent Health Coordinator Roles and Functions
- Strategies for reducing teen dating violence and sexual assault
- Engaging teen fathers
To view these podcasts, click here.
Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow
Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG) is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents.
Check out the TAG 2015 Playbook, here.
Senior Program Manager, Adolescent Health
Region IX Liaison
Program Analyst, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs