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, as well as public health and clinical health professionals, to better serve these populations (ages 10-25). The initiative is led by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in collaboration with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), University of Minnesota/State Adolescent Health Resource Center (UMN/SAHRC) and the University of Vermont College of Medicine/National Improvement Partnership Network (UVM/NIPN). Connect with the AYAH-NRC and collaborating partners:
|Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center|
|UCSF National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center|
|Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs|
|University of Minnesota, State Adolescent Health Resource Center|
|University of Vermont, National Improvement Partnership Network|
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 History of the Evolution of NNSAHC
National & Federal Resources: NNSAHC activities have also been made possible through the generous support of other state and national partners who have been sources of extensive information and research, and sometimes support for ongoing programming.
Adolescent Health In Federal Agency Guides
Resource compiliations created by the State Adolescent Health Resource Center for the New State Adolescent Health Coordinator Orientation, July 2016, including organization charts, agency websites, and links to adolescent health related resources and initiatives:|
Department of Health and Human Services Part 1 (DHHS overview, HRSA, CDC, OASH);
Department of Health and Human Services Part 2 (ACF, CMS, AHRQ, ASPE, NIH, SAMHSA);
Department of Justice;
Department of Education.
Leadership in Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) |
This HRSA/MCHB funded initiative provides interdisciplinary training for physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and nutritionists at 7 sites. Over the past thirty years, LEAH projects have provided leadership in adolescent health within the Title V/MCH programs. LEAH programs support NNSAHC and individual SAHCs in a variety of ways, sharing adolescent health information, resources and research, and collaborating with states on adolescent health initiatives. In collaboration with the University of Minnesota/State Adolescent Health Resource Center, LEAH grantees hosted a teleconference series from 2006-2010 connecting NNSAHC and individual AHCs with LEAH university-based programs/expertise around key adolescent health topics.
Children’s Safety Network (CSN)|
The CSN National Resource Center for Injury and Violence Prevention has and continues to provide extensive support for SAHCs and initiatives in states through its work with state, territorial and community maternal and child health and injury and violence prevention programs to create an environment where all children and youth are safe and healthy. See related resource: CSN Update, December 2014 Presentation by Ellen Schmidt, CSN Assistant Director to the National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators.
CDC - Division of Adolescent & School Health (DASH) |
Through multiple cooperative agreements to AMCHP from 2000-1\2005, CDC DASH provided significant support for annual meetings of SAHCs, and continues to be a resource for adolescent health information, research and tools.
The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools|
The Center provided support and structure for the NNSAHC listserv and website through 2012 and remains a key resource partner for mental health in schools.
Annie E. Casey Foundation|
Through a three year grant to AMCHP (2001-2004), the Annie E. Casey Foundation provided support for the leadership structure of the NNSAHC, and development of two instrumental adolescent health resources: the Conceptual Framework for Adolescent Health and the System Capacity for Adolescent Health: A Public Health Improvement Tool.
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 leadership structure and the work of individual SAHCs.
NNSAHC Executive Committee |
Learn more about the leadership structure and officers of the NNSAHC.
State Adolescent Health Coordinators |
Learn more about individual SAHCs and their work in states.