ERIC Number: ED394656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Adolescent Health Issues: State Actions 1992-1994.
Savage, Melissa Hough
This publication summarizes approximately 300 laws and resolutions concerning adolescent health and related issues passed by the 50 states, and U.S. commonwealths and territories between 1992 and 1994. The state legislation reflects the health problems that, on the whole, involve preventable behavior. Brief descriptions of laws are provided pertaining to the following topics: (1) sexual abstinence; (2) community health services; (3) contraception; (4) family planning; (5) HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases; (6) insurance; (7) Medicaid; (8) mental health; (9) adolescent pregnancy and parenting; (10) school health and school-based health services; (11) sexuality education; (12) substance abuse; and (13) tobacco use. A state-by-state summary and list of a number of issue-related organizations and adolescent health coordinators of the 50 states are appended. (BAC)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Child Behavior, Community Health Services, Contraception, Early Parenthood, Family Planning, Health, Legislation, Parent Education, School Health Services, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, State Legislation, Substance Abuse, Tobacco
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202 (Item No. 6132, $10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Health Risk Susceptibility; Medicaid; Risk Taking Behavior