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 History of the Evolution of NNSAHC.
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.
Office of Population Affairs (OPA)|
On June 10, 2019, the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) merged with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA). OPA promotes health across the reproductive lifespan through innovative, evidence-based adolescent health and family planning programs, services, strategic partnerships, evaluation, and research. OPA supports and evaluates evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs; supports collaboration and communication on adolescent health across DHHS by managing the Adolescent Health Working Group; works with DHHS regional staff to support youth-focused efforts within HRSA regions; communicates adolescent health information to health professionals and groups, those who serve youth, parents, grantees, and the public; and is the convener and catalyst for the development of a national adolescent health agenda. OPA is the convener of Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG), a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents.
CDC - Division of Adolescent & School Health (DASH) |
Through multiple cooperative agreements to AMCHP from 2000-2005, CDC DASH provided significant support for annual meetings of SAHCs, and has supported historic initiatives such as the National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health which provided a framework and momentum for Healthy People 2010 and 2020 objectives focused on adolescent and young adult health.
|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.|