December 06, 2010

Adolescent MedicineWorkforce Trends and Recommendations

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston (Dr Hergenroeder); Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (Drs Benson and Britto); Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, New York (Dr Catallozzi); Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC (Dr D’Angelo); Student Health Center, Department of Student Affairs, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland (Dr Edman); Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital (Dr Emans); University Health and Counseling Services, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Kish); Department of Pediatrics, Lousiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans (Dr Pasternak); and Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia (Dr Slap).


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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(12):1086-1090. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.211

Improving adolescent health is an urgent national priority in the United States. Of the 467 national health goals included in Healthy People 2010, one hundred seven pertain to adolescents; of these, 21 are considered critical and center on injury, violence, substance use, mental health, reproductive health, and chronic disease.1 Although some of these objectives can be achieved using traditional models of causation and prevention, others represent conundrums in which adolescents with the greatest needs have poor access to care or receive care provided by physicians and other health care professionals who are inadequately trained to provide the needed services.2

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