Adolescent and Young Adult Health

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Adolescent Well Visits & Immunizations

The AAFP collaborated with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), and Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) to urge healthcare professionals to make sure that your patients who are 16 years of age receive the vaccines that are recommended for them in accordance with the Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States, 2019.

Did You Know?

  • 90% of adolescents and young adults have visited their health care provider in the last two years.
  • 50% of adolescents and 33% of young adults felt that their parent's presence during the clinical visit might change the outcome of care.

The AAFP is partnering with Colombia University, The American Academy of Pediatrics, The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the Adolescent Health Consortium, a collaborative project with two primary goals:

  • Increase youth and parent awareness of the importance of preventive and confidential care for youth
  • Increase the number of youth who receive preventive and confidential services, in part through the development and dissemination resources and recommendations

As family physicians, we have tremendous influence on the health of adolescents and young adults. The AAFP encourages you to talk with the parents of your adolescent and young adult patients about the importance of one-on-one discussions with patients, and to help parents guide their children toward making their own health decisions.

In addition, the AAFP provides multiple resources to help family physicians care for their adolescent and young adult patients.