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Using the Social-Ecological Model to Improve Access to Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

01 Jun 2018

Spencer et al.'s analysis of National Health Interview Survey data between 2010 and 2016 highlights promising reductions in the number of uninsured adolescents and young adults, with pronounced declines in coverage over the course of adolescent development [1]. Insurance coverage is critically important for young people who need preventive services or face serious health issues. Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data indicate that 17% of children and 21% of adolescents are obese, which is linked to chronic health effects such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression [2].

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