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Health Care TAG Resources

Youth Friendly Offices

  • Adolescence: 11-21 Years
    An overview of adolescence development to assist health care providers in adapting services to adolescent needs. (Bright Futures, American Academy of Pediatrics)

Risk Screening

Preventive Services Priority

  • Tools for Working With Practices to Improve Preventive Care Using Bright Futures
    Training and implementation materials to facilitate implementation of the Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition, at the practice system level (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Adolescent Health Services: Missing Opportunities
    The book provides guidance to administrators in public and private health care agencies, health care workers, guidance counselors, parents, school administrators, and policy makers on investing in, strengthening, and improving an integrated health system for adolescents. (Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development, National Research Council)
  • Adolescent Wellness Exam Time Tool
    An executive summary of the most up-to-date information and peer-reviewed materials on delivering preventive services to patients in the context of a clinical visit. (American College of Preventive Medicine)

Referrals For Special Needs, Chronic Conditions, And Behavioral Health

  • OAH List of Locators
    HHS Locators can help you access information for children and teens on health care, youth services and health insurance. (Office of Adolescent Health, HHS)
  • Got Transition
    Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families. (Maternal and Child Health Bureau and The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health)
  • Care Coordination: Integrating Health and Related Systems of Care for Children With Special Health Care Needs
    This policy statement reviews the importance of the primary care pediatrician's role in care coordination in the context of the medical home. (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Care Coordination
    A broad overview of resources on care coordination, bringing together various providers and information systems to coordinate health services, patient needs, and information to help better achieve the goals of treatment and care. (SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions)

Training on Adolescent Health

  • Developing Adolescents: A Reference for Professionals
    Reference guide for adolescent development for professionals working with adolescents. (American Psychological Association)
  • Adolescent Health Curriculum
    Resources for healthcare professionals involved in either the teaching of adolescent health or clinical care of adolescents and young adults. Includes background, cases, questions and answers, weblinks and a reference section. (University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine)
  • Online Learning for Working with Adolescents
    A set of online training resources for professionals working with adolescents. (Office of Adolescent Health, HHS)
  • Adolescent Health Training Course
    This course for program managers and youth workers integrates the concepts of healthy adolescent development into teen pregnancy prevention and sexuality education programs. (National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth)
  • Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Training
    Prepares professionals from a variety of health care disciplines to be leaders in clinical care, research, public health policy, and advocacy as it relates to adolescent health. (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health)


  • Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0
    Got Transition supports practices in the implementation and evaluation of transition quality improvement. These packages include sample policies, registries, transition readiness/self-care assessments, condition fact sheets, medical summary and emergency care plans, transfer letters and checklists, young adult orientation material, care plans, feedback surveys and measurement approaches. (US Maternal and Child Bureau/HRSA and the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health)
  • Transition to Adult Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults With Chronic Conditions
    Facilitating a smoother transition for adolescents with chronic health conditions from the child to the adult health care system is important. This research position paper outlines recommendations for facilitating those transitions. (Society for Adolescent Medicine)
  • Medical Home
    Resource provides information for health professionals, families, and anyone interested in creating a medical home for all children and youth. (National Center for Medical Home Implementation)

Community Partnerships

Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on March 14, 2017