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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: 
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: