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By Institute of Medicine, National Research Council, Youth, and Families Board on Children, Prevention, and Healthy Development Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Leslie J. Sim, Jennifer Appleton Gootman, Robert

ISBN-10: 0309114675

ISBN-13: 9780309114677

Youth is a time of significant transition, even though, wellbeing and fitness care providers within the usa this day aren't designed to aid teens advance fit exercises, behaviors, and relationships that they could hold into their grownup lives. whereas such a lot youngsters at this level of existence are thriving, lots of them have hassle getting access to worthwhile prone; different interact in dicy behaviors that may jeopardize their health and wellbeing in the course of those adolescence and in addition give a contribution to bad healthiness results in maturity. ignored possibilities for disorder prevention and health and wellbeing merchandising are significant complicated gains of our nation's well-being companies method for adolescents.Recognizing that overall healthiness care companies play an immense function in fostering fit behaviors between youngsters, "Adolescent overall healthiness prone" examines the wellbeing and fitness prestige of teenagers and stories the separate and uncoordinated courses and prone added in a number of private and non-private healthiness care settings. The ebook offers information to directors in private and non-private health and wellbeing care enterprises, wellbeing and fitness care staff, assistance counselors, mom and dad, tuition directors, and coverage makers on making an investment in, strengthening, and bettering an built-in wellbeing and fitness procedure for kids.

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The committee also made various efforts to understand the perspectives of adolescents on their health and their experiences with health services. During the site visits, the committee met with groups of adolescents to discuss their perceptions of adolescent health issues and health service needs in their community and to gather first-hand accounts of experiences illustrating how health programs have successfully reached out to this population. The adolescents were also encouraged to suggest ways in which adolescent health services in general could better serve their needs and those of their peers.

A research workshop on adolescent health care services and systems highlighted the views of those who are familiar with current research on the organization and delivery of adolescent health services, as well as identified research needs and gaps in the literature base. The National Academies published a summary report of these two meetings in 2007. The committee also reviewed literature from a range of disciplines and sources. Data and research on adolescents, their families, and health practitioners who treat adolescents were analyzed.

Indeed, evidence shows that for some adolescents, safety-net settings may be more accessible, acceptable, appropriate, effective, and equitable than mainstream services. This may be especially so for more vulnerable populations of uninsured or underinsured adolescents. Although an extensive literature on the quality of school-based health services for adolescents is available, few studies have examined the quality of services received in other safety-net settings. Evidence also shows that existing specialty services in the areas of mental health, sexual and reproductive health, oral health, and substance abuse treatment are not accessible to most adolescents, nor do they always meet the needs of many adolescents who receive care in safety-net settings.

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Adolescent Health Services: Missing Opportunities by Institute of Medicine, National Research Council, Youth, and Families Board on Children, Prevention, and Healthy Development Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Leslie J. Sim, Jennifer Appleton Gootman, Robert


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