ERIC Number: ED417815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Adolescent Health Issues: State Actions 1996.
Stroud, Joanne; Rollins, Kathy
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 200 child health-related laws and resolutions passed in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This publication, third in a series of adolescent health summaries, includes a new section on violence prevention in schools. The state legislation reflects health problems that largely involve preventable behavior. Brief descriptions of laws are provided pertaining to the following topics: (1) abortion; (2) abstinence/sexuality education; (3) adolescent general health; (4) community health services; (5) HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases; (6) insurance and Medicaid; (7) mental health; (8) pregnancy/parenting and contraception/family planning; (9) school health/school-based health services; (10) substance abuse; (11) tobacco; and (12) violence prevention. Appendices include a state-by-state summary of 1992-1996 legislation, resource directory, and a list of state adolescent health coordinators/directors. (KB)
Descriptors: Abortions, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Child Behavior, Child Health, Community Health Services, Contraception, Early Parenthood, Family Planning, Health Insurance, Mental Health, Parent Education, Prevention, School Health Services, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, State Legislation, Substance Abuse, Tobacco, Violence
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202 (Item No. 6660, $20).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.