Interviews with Experts
Future Directions for the Office of Adolescent Health
by Harriette B. Fox and Bruce P. Frohnen, February 2011
This report presents the views of clinical and policy experts on how the new HHS Office of Adolescent Health can best carry out its legislative charge to improve adolescent health outcomes through increased coordination. The report, based on more than 30 interviews, provides recommendations for interagency coordination around program design and evaluation, research, and health care provider training activities as well as for the coordination of efforts aimed specifically at preventing mental and behavioral health disorders and improving systems of care. Also included are perspectives on the need for a national plan to improve adolescent health.
Concern for Our Teens: Opinion Leaders Speak Out on Adolescent Health
by Bruce P. Frohnen, Margaret A. McManus, Stephanie J. Limb, and Celia R. Straus, July 2010
This report examines the perspectives of opinion leaders in business, academia, and the military on adolescents' health and access to care. It also addresses the leaders' opinions on the role of their community in health education and public and private policy actions needed to improve adolescent health. Information was obtained through interviews with leaders from a cross section of large and small firms in both manufacturing and service sectors; public, private, and community colleges; and several branches of the military.
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