ERIC Number: ED407089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Adolescent Health Issues: State Actions 1995.
Savage, Melissa Hough; Ourada, Joanne
Many adolescents need basic health care and other services that address risky behaviors such as sexual activity, violence, alcohol and other drug abuse, and the consequences of those behaviors. This publication summarizes approximately 250 laws and resolutions concerning adolescent health and related issues passed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The state legislation reflects health problems that, on the whole, involve preventable behavior. Brief descriptions of laws are provided pertaining to the following topics: (1) abortion; (2) abstinence/sexuality education; (3) adolescent health (miscellaneous); (4) community health; (5) contraception/family planning; (6) HIV/AIDS; (7) insurance; (8) Medicaid; (9) mental health; (10) pregnancy/parenting; (11) school health/school-based health services; (12) sexually transmitted diseases; (13) substance abuse; and (14) tobacco. Appendices include a state-by-state summary, resource directory, and list of state adolescent health coordinators/directors. (WJC)
Descriptors: Abortions, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Child Behavior, Community Health Services, Contraception, Early Parenthood, Family Planning, Health, Health Insurance, Mental Health, 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. 6656, $20).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.