Promoting Adolescent Health
The American Medical Association has developed the following materials and resources on adolescent healthy lifestyles related issues for physicians to use in their practice and professional activities.
Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS)
Information on the AMA Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services including a GAPS approach to screening and health guidance for suicide and depression.
AMA Alcohol and Other Drug Use Web site
Provides information and resources related to youth and alcohol and drug use.
Policy and Resource Guide: Alcohol Use and Adolescents
This document was developed in part through a HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau cooperative agreement, Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH). This policy guide represents an effort by the American Collage of Preventive Medicine - American Medical Association National Coalition for Adolescent Health to bring together policies, position statements and advocacy activities that address alcohol use and adolescents.
Adolescents and Health Care Disparities Reading List
This reading list is offered as a starting point for professionals who are interested in adolescents and health care disparities. It is not intended to be exhaustive list of articles on this topic. These articles were part of the materials provided to participants at the AMA’s Adolescents and Health Care Disparities Work Group meeting held in July 2005.
Proceedings: AMA Educational Forum on Adolescent Health- Youth Drinking Patterns and Alcohol Advertising
Through a HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau cooperative agreement, Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH) the AMA convenes meetings of its AMA Educational Forum on Adolescent Health. The forum on Nov. 6, 2003, featured discussions of youth drinking patterns and alcohol advertising.
Proceedings: AMA Educational Forum on Adolescent Health- Adolescent Obesity, Nutrition, and Physicial Activity
Through a HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau cooperative agreement, Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH) the AMA convenes meetings of its AMA Educational Forum on Adolescent Health. The Nov. 14, 2002, and May 16, 2003 forums featured speakers on the topic of adolescent obesity, nutrition and physical activity.
Delivering Culturally Effective Care to Adolescents
This AMA publication provides an overview of communication strategies for interacting with young people and their families. Chapter topics include: the elements of culture, adolescent development, determining cultural effectiveness and special issues. In addition a glossary of key terms, resource organizations and a bibliography are included.
The AMA has produced the proceedings from the AMA's Educational Forum on Adolescent Health that featured the topic of youth bullying behaviors. The publication is intended to help stimulate further attention, research and action related to youth bullying by professionals who interact with young people.
Healthy Youth 2010: Supporting the 21 Critical Adolescent Objectives (revised in 2003)
This publication was developed as a resource for physicians who are interested in actively supporting the national health objectives. The resources in this publication include information on available data and activities, identification of stakeholders, and communication materials and ideas.
Youth and Violence Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health: Connecting the dots to prevent violence
The Commission for the Prevention of Youth Violence developed this report in December 2000. The report identifies the role of health care professionals and others in violence prevention and intervention, and provides a specific action agenda.
The Parent Package and other downloads are designed to help physicians share information about adolescence with parents and adolescent patients.