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ERIC Number: ED510624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-9
Pages: 175
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Towards Meeting the Needs of Adolescents: An Assessment of Federally Funded Adolescent Health Programs and Initiatives within the Department of Health and Human Services
Brindis, Claire; Hair, Elizabeth; Valderrama, L. Teresa; Cleveland, Kevin; Park, Jane; Cochran, Stephanie
Child Trends
The overall goal of this project is to better understand the types of youth programs available that may influence the health measures presented in the U.S. Chartbook where American adolescents fare differently--sometimes better, sometimes worse--than their counterparts in other countries. In an effort to do so, the authors reviewed the existing "state of the state" of information available on adolescent health programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in seven content areas, and address four important questions regarding federal efforts to improve adolescent health. The intent of this review is to provide a picture for policymakers and program managers and help shape future efforts as they make the most effective use of resources in meeting the varied needs of adolescents, their families, and the communities in which they live. As such, the authors have also provided implications for future endeavors. Appended are: (1) Expanded Methodology; (2) Tables; (3) Program Resources; (4) Bibliography; and (5) Program References. (Contains 17 footnotes, 4 figures, and 9 tables.) [This was co-produced by the National Adolescent Health Information Center, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco.]
Child Trends. 4301 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 350, Washington, DC 20008. Tel: 202-572-6000; Fax: 202-362-8420; Web site: http://www.childtrends.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Authoring Institution: Child Trends