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Title: Integrated Approaches to Youths' Health Problems: Federal, State and Community Roles
Author(s): T Ooms; L Herendeen
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: American Assoc for Marriage and Family Therapy
Upland, CA 91786
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: American Assoc for Marriage and Family Therapy
924 West 9th
Upland, CA 91786
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This seminar was conducted in July 1989 to examine new and integrated approaches for delivering health care to adolescents who are being tried at Federal and State levels.
Abstract: One seminar participant discussed the reasons why integrated approaches to adolescent health problems are gaining more support, obstacles to integration, and comprehensive youth programs in Washington, D.C. Another participant emphasized that the Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) has primary responsibility at the Federal level for community-based and other drug abuse prevention and intervention programs. The OSAP supports programs for high-risk youth and families through demonstration grants, communication programs, and technical assistance to organizations and communities. Service integration is a major policy and program strategy shared by demonstration projects in an effort to eliminate gaps and fragmentation in youth health services. These projects reach beyond health systems to include linkages with education, juvenile justice, child welfare, social service, and employment and training service systems. The attainment of service integration at the patient, agency, community, and Federal level is discussed, and programs promoting integrated services for adolescents are described. 28 references, 1 figure.
Main Term(s): Juvenile health services
Index Term(s): Child welfare; Children at risk
Note: One in a series of monthly policy seminars conducted by the Family Impact Seminar
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