ERIC Number: ED345153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Unique Health Needs of Adolescents: Implications for Health Care Insurance and Financing. Highlights and Background Briefing Report of a Meeting (Washington, D.C., February 24, 1989). Family Impact Seminars.
Ooms, Theodora; Herendeen, Lisa
This report presents highlights of a seminar which focused on the unique health care needs of adolescents. Comments by the following panelists are summarized: Christine Winquist Nord, research associate at Child Trends Inc.; John Sargent, an adolescent psychiatrist, pediatrician and family therapist at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic; and Peggy McManus, president of McManus Health Policy, Inc. Summaries of topics discussed at the seminar are provided. Topics are: (1) the idea that young people are basically healthy and getting healthier, although their high rates of death, injury, suicide, substance abuse, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases cause considerable concern; (2) the need to study the health of youth at high risk, such as school dropouts, runaway youth, and youth in juvenile detention centers; (3) the goals of adolescent health care to promote and restore physical and emotional well-being, to enhance adolescent development for the adolescent and the family; to promote good habits that will continue later in life, and to reduce the negative consequences of high-risk behaviors; and (4) the severe and deteriorating health insurance picture for adolescents and young adults. A background report which discusses these topics as well as parents' role in the health of adolescents; a reference list of federal programs that fund health care for youth, including drug abuse and family planning programs; and a list of new national adolescent health projects are included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Drug Abuse, Federal Programs, Health Insurance, Health Needs, Trend Analysis
Family Impact Seminar, 1100 17th St., NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.; Consortium of Family Organizations.
Authoring Institution: Family Impact Seminar (FIS), The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, Washington, DC.