Seizing the opportunity: Improving young adult preventive health care

  • Ozer E
  • Scott J
  • Brindis C
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The transition to young adulthood is accompanied by increased rates of mortality, engagement in risky health behaviors, and chronic conditions. Primary care visits can present a key opportunity for improving the health of young adults through preventive screening and intervention. In this article, we review (1) opportunities for improving young adult preventive health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); (2) preventive service guidelines relevant to the young adult age group; (3) a new young adult tool to facilitate the delivery of preventive services; and (4) lessons learned in implementing adolescent guidelines that can inform young adult preventive care. Copyright © 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics. All rights reserved.

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  • ISSN: 19344287
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84897783050
  • SGR: 84897783050
  • PUI: 372564025
  • PMID: 24654545
  • ISBN: 1934-4287


  • Elizabeth M. Ozer

  • Jazmyn T. Scott

  • Claire D. Brindis

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