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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 

Adolescent Health Services: Missing Opportunities

Description of Resource: 
This National Academies report, which is based on analyses of numerous research studies and national datasets, provides evidence-based information on and analysis of the following domains: adolescent health status; adolescent health services, settings and providers; improving systems of adolescent health services; workforce preparation; and access to health services, including health insurance coverage. The report issues a set of recommendations for improving adolescent health services, which are vital to high-quality adolescent wellness checkups. The recommendations address the following areas: primary health care, public health system, privacy and confidentiality, clinical providers, workforce preparation, health insurance, and a research agenda for expanding our knowledge about adolescent health services.

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Developed By: 
National Research Council, IOM
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Adolescent Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Randomized Controlled Trial
Experimental Study
Cohort Study
Cross-Sectional or Prevalence Study
Field-Based Summary or Case Study
Expert Opinion
National Research Council (US) and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (US), Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development; Lawrence RS, Gootman JA, Sim LJ, editors. Adolescent health services: missing opportunities [Internet]. [Washington]: National Academies Press (US); 2009 [cited 2013 Jan 17]. Available from: