In 1999, the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law was established to respond to the pressing needs of adolescents’ for comprehensive health care. A unique nonprofit 501(c)(3) legal and policy organization that works exclusively to promote the health of adolescents and their access to comprehensive health care, the Center conducts research, analyzes laws and policies, develops and disseminates publication, provides training and technical assistance, and engages in advocacy. Originally established in 1999, the Center began operating as an independent organization in April 2002. Its staff has decades of experience with the legal and policy issues in adolescent health care and its Board of Directors includes several of the nation’s leading experts in adolescent health.
The Center’s work addresses a broad range of issues influencing the financing, delivery, and utilization of comprehensive health services for adolescents and our expertise is routinely sought by health care professionals, policy makers, researchers, and advocates. Since opening its doors in 1999, the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law has helped thousands of these professionals in their work to expand health care access for adolescents by responding to thousands requests for assistance; designing and conducting workshops; and presenting lectures to diverse audiences convened by professional organizations, governmental agencies, and advocacy groups. In addition, the Center has produced more than 40 publications, including monographs, book chapters, articles, commentaries, editorials, and issue briefs.