Medical Home Innovations: Where Do Adolescents Fit?
by Ian Walker, Margaret McManus, and Harriette Fox, December 2011
This report provides a summary of the activities underway in 12 innovative medical home programs and discusses how the health needs of adolescents are being addressed. Findings are based on interviews with leaders in public, private, and multi-stakeholder programs. The report examines each of the seven principles central to the medical home model: personal provider, physician-directed practice, whole person orientation, care coordination, quality and safety, enhanced access, and payment for excellence. It describes the progress that has been made in changing primary care practices and plans underway for future improvements.
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.
Strengthening Preventive Care to Better Address Multiple Health Risks Among Adolescents
Presentations by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, Susan K. Maloney, Angela Diaz, and Anne Morris, November 2010
This report summarizes the presentations at the Adolescent Preventive Services Institute at the American College of Preventive Medicine 2010 Annual Meeting. It reports on the prevalence and co-occurrence of teen risk behaviors, the underutilization of clinical preventive services for adolescents, and barriers to the delivery of preventive care. The report also presents evidence-informed strategies for improving clinical and community prevention and includes a description of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center as an innovative primary care model.
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.
Parents’ Perspectives on Health Care for Adolescents
by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, and Shara M. Yurkiewicz, June 2010
This report presents parents’ perspectives on teen health problems and ways to better address them. It reports on what parents understand to be the most pressing health problems teens today face, what their experiences have been in accessing needed services for their adolescent children, what they see as their appropriate role in helping teens to obtain care and stay healthy, and how they think providers can help them. The report also presents parents’ recommendations for an ideal health care site for teens. Information was obtained from seven parent focus groups, including three with Spanish-speaking parents, conducted in Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, and Miami.
Adolescents’ Experiences and Views on Health Care
by Harriette B. Fox, Susan G. Philliber, Margaret A. McManus, and Shara M. Yurkiewicz, March 2010
This report presents adolescents’ perspectives on their health care experiences and their ideas about how best to structure a health care delivery system that is responsive to their needs. It addresses several topics, including health issues facing adolescents; experiences with seeking and receiving health care; views on parental involvement; and preferences for the design, services, and staff at an ideal health site. Information was obtained through focus groups and supplemental questionnaires conducted in four cities with over 200 adolescents.
Adolescent Medicine at the Crossroads: A Review of Fellowship Training and Recommendations for Reform
by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, Jane E. Wilson, Angela Diaz, Arthur B. Elster, Marianne E. Felice, David W. Kaplan, Jonathan D. Klein, and Charles J. Wibbelsman, April 2008
This special report examines the current state of adolescent medicine fellowship programs. It contains information on the supply and recruitment of fellows; the nature and content of clinical, research, and leadership training; the institutional and financial challenges facing training programs today; and offers recommendations for building the field. Information was obtained primarily from a national survey of adolescent medicine fellowship program directors, along with key informant interviews, and an extensive literature review.
Under One Roof: Primary Care Models That Work for Adolescents
by Marian Sandmaier, Alyssa D. Bell, Harriette B. Fox, and Margaret A. McManus, May 2007
This report describes a model of comprehensive, interdisciplinary physical, behavioral, and reproductive health care for adolescents operating in three different health care settings — a hospital outpatient department, office practice, and community health center. The strengths and flexibility of the three models are profiled in detail, along with the financing challenges these programs confront. Information was obtained through a site visit and multiple telephone interviews with the programs' providers and administrators.
Is the Health Care System Working for Adolescents? Perspectives from Providers in Boston, Denver, Houston, and San Francisco
by Margaret A. McManus, Kandi I. Shejavali, and Harriette B. Fox, October 2003
This report provides a comprehensive assessment of how well adolescents in four urban areas are being served by the current health care system. It contains provider perspectives on the extent to which preventive and primary care, reproductive care, and behavioral health care adequately meet adolescents’ needs and the main organizational, health insurance, managed care, and other factors facilitating or impeding access to these services. The report also includes recommendations for organizing and financing an optimal health care system for adolescents. Information was obtained primarily from on-site interviews with health care providers.