In book 1 of this 3-part series, we are pleased to present an extensive collection of adolescent health articles that address the diverse needs of the adolescent and young adult population as it relates to preventative health. Through a wide variety of research, we have come to a greater, more informed understanding of the vast needs of this dynamic phase of human life. Here we present the most salient of recent publications that aim to describe and address the current issues that affect the health and well-being of children in this important step of their development. Available for purchase at https://shop.aap.org/pediatric-collections-adolescent-health-care-part-1-promoting-wellness-paperback/
Improving Substance Use Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment Financing to Enhance Equity and Improve Outcomes Among Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Deepa R. Camenga, MD, MHS, FAAP, Lawrence D. Hammer, MD, FAAP, the Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, and Committee on Child Health Financing, 2023. "Improving Substance Use Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment Financing to Enhance Equity and Improve Outcomes Among Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults", Pediatric Collections: Adolescent Health Care Part 1: Promoting Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics
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Access to timely prevention and treatment services remains challenging for many children, adolescents, young adults, and families affected by substance use. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes the scope and urgency of this problem and has developed this policy statement for consideration by Congress, federal and state policy makers, and public and private payers. This policy statement updates the 2001 policy statement “Improving Substance Abuse Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment Financing for Children and Adolescents” and provides recommendations for financing substance use prevention, assessment, and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults.