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Conference Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults (Workshop) (2013 : Washington, D.C.), issuing body.

Title Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults : workshop summary / Clare Stroud, Tara Mainero, and Steve Olson, rapporteurs ; Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies.

Publication Info. Washington, District of Columbia : The National Academies Press, [2013]
2013

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Description 1 online resource (201 pages) : color illustrations
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Note "A Workshop on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults, May 7 and 8, 2013, National Academy of Sciences Building"--Agenda.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Young adults are at a significant and pivotal time of life. They may seek higher education, launch their work lives, develop personal relationships and healthy habits, and pursue other endeavors that help set them on healthy and productive pathways. However, the transition to adulthood also can be a time of increased vulnerability and risk. Young adults may be unemployed and homeless, lack access to health care, suffer from mental health issues or other chronic health conditions, or engage in binge drinking, illicit drug use, or driving under the influence. Young adults are moving out of the services and systems that supported them as children and adolescents, but adult services and systems--for example, the adult health care system, the labor market, and the justice system--may not be well suited to supporting their needs. Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults is the summary of a workshop hosted by the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) in May, 2013. More than 250 researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and young adults presented and discussed research on the development, health, safety, and well-being of young adults. This report focuses on the developmental characteristics and attributes of this age group and its placement in the life course; how well young adults function across relevant sectors, including, for example, health and mental health, education, labor, justice, military, and foster care; and how the various sectors that intersect with young adults influence their health and well-being. Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults provides an overview of existing research and identifies research gaps and issues that deserve more intensive study. It also is meant to start a conversation aimed at a larger IOM/NRC effort to guide research, practices, and policies affecting young adults"--Publisher's description.
Note Description based on print version record.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Young adults -- United States -- Congresses.
Health behavior -- United States -- Congresses.
Health attitudes -- United States -- Congresses.
Young adults -- United States -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.
Young adults -- United States -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Stroud, Clare, author.
Mainero, Tara, author.
Olson, Steve, 1956- author.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Children and Families, issuing body.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.), issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults (Workshop) Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults : workshop summary. Washington, District of Columbia : The National Academies Press, [2013] xi, 189 pages ; 24 cm 9780309285629 (OCoLC)ocn863625950 (DLC)18056447
ISBN 0309285623
9780309285629
9780309285636 (e-book)

 
    
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