Adolescence : preparing for lifelong health and wellness
Published Date:August 18, 2015
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of the Associate Director for Communication. ; National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (U.S.). Division of Adolescent and School Health. ; National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (U.S.). Division of STD Prevention. ; ... More ▼
Series:Public health grand rounds ; 2015 August 18
Description:Adolescents in the United States [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Stephanie Zaza, p. 2-14] -- Prevention for a Moving Target [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Patricia J. Dittus, p. 15-36]-- Schools as a Venue for Promoting Health and Wellness [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Shannon L. Michael, p. 37-50 ] -- Health Care for Adolescents: How to Improve It [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Claire D. Brindis, p. 51-97].
Adolescence is a critical stage of development during which physical, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes occur. While adolescence is a relatively healthy period of life, adolescents begin to make lifestyle choices and establish behaviors that affect both their current and future health. During this transition from childhood to adulthood, serious health and safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, substance use, and risky sexual behaviors can adversely affect adolescents and young adults. For instance, in 2013, over 1 in 5 reported current tobacco use, and among those sexually active, almost 2 out of 3 reported not using condoms regularly.
Parents have an important role in helping their adolescents stay healthy, but there are other influences on the choices adolescents make. Of the 42 million U.S. adolescents, age 10-19 years, 91% are enrolled in school, making schools and academic institutions an ideal place to foster lifelong healthy behaviors. Other community level interventions can also make the healthy choice the easy choice. Interventions that improve adolescent health care delivery are needed. Healthcare systems should continue to improve access to and use of clinical preventive services and provide opportunities for young patients to learn to manage their own health.
In this session of Grand Rounds, we explore adolescent health, specifically how families, community organizations, schools, and government agencies can work together to encourage adolescents to avoid risk and adopt health-promoting behaviors.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1pm EST.
Presented by: Stephanie Zaza, MD, MPH, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service. Director, Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, CDC [“Adolescents in the United States” ]; Patricia J. Dittus, PhD, Lead Behavioral Scientist, Social and Behavioral Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, CDC [“Prevention for a Moving Target”]; Shannon L. Michael, PhD, MPH, Health Scientist, School Health Branch, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC [“Schools as a Venue for Promoting Health and Wellness”]; Claire D. Brindis, DrPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Co-Project Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, University of California, San Francisco [“Health Care for Adolescents: How to Improve It”].
Facilitated by: John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds.
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