Adolescent and Youth Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC)|
Created in September 2014 through funding support from HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the AYAH-NRC aims to promote adolescent and young adult health by strengthening the abilities of State Title V MCH Programs and partners to address the needs of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) ages 10-25. The Center’s work focuses on increasing receipt of quality preventive visits for AYAs, with emphasis on two areas: Improving the delivery of preventive services related to behavioral health, including depression screening and follow-up; and Strengthening focus on the distinct needs of young adults in state-level initiatives. The Center has developed numerous tools and resources for Title V programs and their clinical partners, including a set of clinical preventive services guidelines tailored for adolescent and young adult health care providers. The initiative is led by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC) in collaboration with:
HRSA/Maternal & Child Health Bureau |
In addition to supporting the above national resource center and partners, HRSA/MCHB has provided extensive support, through numerous grants and initiatives spanning several decades, for individual SAHCs, annual and special meetings of SAHCs, adolescent health initiatives within maternal and child health programs, and initiatives that link interdisciplinary professionals to adolescent health professionals in state health agencies. See related resource, Critical Points in the Evolution of State Adolescent Health Coordinators and NNSAHC.
|State Partners: Individual SAHCs also support NNSAHC activities, and collaborative activities with other state AHCs, by providing voluntary leadership on the NNSAHC Executive Committee, sponsoring conference calls for AHCs, and participating on national committees and initiatives to ensure AHC representation. Learn more about the NNSAHC Executive Committee and State Adolescent Health Coordinators.|