- Infant, Child, and Adolescent Preventive Services Program
- Preventive Guidelines and Screenings for Women, Children, and Youth
- Bright Futures (AAP)
- Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs
We created the Comprehensive Systems Integration for Adolescent and Young Adult Health (CSI-AYAH) program. It will make it easier for states, territories, and tribal groups to create systems of care. This will benefit adolescents and young adults.
What are these systems of care?
Who will you help by combining these systems?
We’ll help adolescent (age 10-19) and young adult (19-25) health and well-being.
Why is the CSI-AYAH program necessary?
There are significant gaps when promoting youth health and well-being. We need to solve these issues.
How do you solve the problem?
It’s best if the systems—health care, school, and communities—work together. Leaders have been trying to do this, but it’s been a challenge. Each state, territory, and tribal community works in its own way.
Is this a new idea?
Will this solve the problem?
Investing in youth will result in improved sense of well-being and academic gains. It’ll also benefit the next generation.
Who will do the work?
We fund the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to achieve the goals of the program. Every year, we’ll give them $1,514,450 through a five-year cooperative agreement.
Read the closed Notice of Funding Opportunity (HRSA-23-079).
How will the AAP use your funds?
The AAP will:
- Connect well-known U.S. partners from different sectors to lead the effort
- Help partners develop and distribute a national blueprint
- Provide technical assistance (TA) to leadership teams who use systems integration models
- Deliver TA to Title V agencies with performance measures related to adolescent or behavioral health
- Get more groups to use systems integration models to improve youth health and well-being
- iHealth broadly includes public health, professional health organizations, and health insurers.
- iiEducation broadly includes education professional associations and organizations.
- iiiCommunity broadly includes community-based youth development programs and organizations.
- ivCOUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS, Peter A. Gorski, Alice A. Kuo, Deise C. Granado-Villar, Benjamin A. Gitterman, Jeffrey M. Brown, Lance A. Chilton, William H. Cotton, Thresia B. Gambon, Peter.
- vAdolescent Wellness: Current Perspectives and Future Opportunities in Research, Policy, and Practice (2018) https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2018/06/inspiring-and-powering-the-future--a-new-view-of-adolescence.html.
- viJutte DP, Badruzzaman RA, Thomas-Squance R. Neighborhood poverty and child health: Investing in communities to improve childhood opportunity and well-being. Academic Pediatrics. 2021 Nov 1;21(8):S184-93.
- viiNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2019. The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25388.
What are the program's goals?
- Get leaders of health, school, and community systems to coordinate more with each other. Create and lead a group of national leaders with experience:
- Partnering across systems
- Serving as subject matter experts in health, school, or community systems
- Get youth and their families or caregivers to help us plan, inform, and improve the work.
- Include other entities HRSA funds who have similar goals, objectives, and activities.
- Encourage members to engage with the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS).
- Help develop the upcoming National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine consensus report.
- Develop a national blueprint to support integrating systems.
- Distribute the blueprint to key groups. Include national and state professional, not-for-profit, and tribal groups, and Title V agencies.
- Provide technical assistance and support capacity-building for state, territory, and tribal leaders in these systems.
- Research, collect, and share models of integrated systems of care. These models must unite to:
- Support youth health and well-being
- Improve learning
- Promote positive youth development
- Ensure that models support:
- Primary health care for adolescents and young adults
- School supports for health and mental health
- Community programs that support positive youth development
- Develop resources and tools based on current evidence.
- Provide targeted TA to learning collaboratives and Title V agencies.