MCH Workforce Capacity

MCH Workforce Capacity

Introduction The quality and accessibility of mental health services for AYAs are influenced and impacted across several levels: patient/familial, provider/clinical, and the systems/policy levels. Just as the guidelines and policies for care provision are critical, so...

Innovation in Healthcare Service Delivery

Introduction Access to AYA preventive services, including mental health screenings and treatments, can be met with a cadre of barriers. Whether these barriers are geographic or location-based, financial (e.g. lack of insurance coverage, out-of-pocket costs),...
Topical Emerging Issues in AYA Mental Health

Topical Emerging Issues in AYA Mental Health

Introduction The state of mental health among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) has worsened over the past decade. In 2017, 13.3 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 (or 3.2 million people) and 13.1 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds (or 4.4 million people) reported...
Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care for AYA

Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care for AYA

Introduction For adolescents and young adults (AYAs), accessing and receiving high quality and developmentally appropriate preventive care is critical to addressing the physical and psychosocial needs of young people, especially those ages 10 to 25. The promotion of...