Increasing Adolescent Vaccination: Barriers and Strategies in the Context of Policy, Legal, and Financial Issues

Increasing Adolescent Vaccination: Barriers and Strategies in the Context of Policy, Legal, and Financial Issues. Ford CA, English A, Davenport AF, Stinnett AJ. 44 Journal of Adolescent Health. 2009;44:568-574.

Implementing the ACA: How Much Will It Help Vulnerable Adolescents & Young Adults?

Implementing the ACA: How Much Will It Help Vulnerable Adolescents & Young Adults? English A, Scott J, Park MJ. Chapel Hill, NC: Center for Adolescent Health & the Law; and San Francisco, CA: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center, 2014.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: How Does It Help Adolescents and Young Adults

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: How Does It Help Adolescents and Young Adults. English A. Chapel Hill, NC: Center for Adolescent Health & the Law; and San Francisco, CA: National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center, 2010.

Highlights and Hazards: What Do the Current Health Care Reform Bills Do for Adolescents & Young Adults (November 2009)

The Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, in collaboration with the National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center (NAHIIC) at the University of California, San Francisco, has produced Highlights and Hazards: What Do the Current Health Care Reform Bills Do for Adolescents & Young Adults?

This fact sheet provides an overview of measures in the three health bills that are currently in play in the U.S. Congress that are particularly noteworthy for adolescents and young adults. H.R. 3962, the Senate Finance bill, and the Senate HELP bill are analyzed to identify “highlights” – provisions that would be particularly beneficial for this important and often neglected age group – and “hazards” – provisions that could be harmful to these young people.

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Health Care for Homeless Youth: Policy Options for Improving Access (2008)

The Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, in collaboration with the Public Policy Analysis Center for Middle Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adults Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF Policy Center) has produced Health Care for Homeless Youth: Policy Options for Improving Access.

The issue brief describes homeless youth, a small but highly vulnerable population with significant health care needs, and the substantial financial and consent and confidentiality barriers these young people experience when trying to access health care services. It explains how health care access can be improved for this population, by describing how Medicaid and SCHIP currently reach adolescents and young adults, and how these two programs can be expanded to help homeless youth. The brief emphasizes the important opportunity presented by options available to the states, such as the Foster Care Independence Act, HIFA waivers, and Ribicoff youth, and summarizes the policy options that can best improve access to health care for homeless youth. It also discusses state minor consent laws and how they could be used to make health care services more accessible to homeless youth.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Adolescents: Legal Rights and Policy Challenges

Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Adolescents: Legal Rights and Policy Challenges. English A. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. 2007;18:571-581.

Health Insurance for Older Adolescents and Young Adults: Policy Options to Expand Coverage (2006)

The Center for Adolescent Health & the Law has produced Health Insurance for Older Adolescents and Young Adults: Policy Options to Expand Coverage.

The issue brief describes the health status and health care needs of older adolescents and young adults. It reviews the current status of health insurance coverage for this age group and discusses improvements over the past several years resulting from expansions in public programs such as Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The brief outlines a series of policy options for improving health insurance coverage for this age group, provides examples of efforts to implement these options, and explores the potential barriers and obstacles to implementation.

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