The Resource Investing in the health and well-being of young adults, Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults ; Board on Children, Youth, and Families ; Richard J. Bonnie, Clare Stroud, and Heather Breiner, editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies

Investing in the health and well-being of young adults, Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults ; Board on Children, Youth, and Families ; Richard J. Bonnie, Clare Stroud, and Heather Breiner, editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Investing in the health and well-being of young adults
Title
Investing in the health and well-being of young adults
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults ; Board on Children, Youth, and Families ; Richard J. Bonnie, Clare Stroud, and Heather Breiner, editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Young adulthood - ages approximately 18 to 26 - is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being. Young adults are key contributors to the nation's workforce and military services and, since many are parents, to the healthy development of the next generation. Although 'millennials' have received attention in the popular media in recent years, young adults are too rarely treated as a distinct population in policy, programs, and research. Instead, they are often grouped with adolescents or, more often, with all adults. Currently, the nation is experiencing economic restructuring, widening inequality, a rapidly rising ratio of older adults, and an increasingly diverse population. The possible transformative effects of these features make focus on young adults especially important. A systematic approach to understanding and responding to the unique circumstances and needs of today's young adults can help to pave the way to a more productive and equitable tomorrow for young adults in particular and our society at large. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults describes what is meant by the term young adulthood, who young adults are, what they are doing, and what they need. This study recommends actions that nonprofit programs and federal, state, and local agencies can take to help young adults make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. According to this report, young adults should be considered as a separate group from adolescents and older adults. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults makes the case that increased efforts to improve high school and college graduate rates and education and workforce development systems that are more closely tied to high-demand economic sectors will help this age group achieve greater opportunity and success. The report also discusses the health status of young adults and makes recommendations to develop evidence-based practices for young adults for medical and behavioral health, including preventions. What happens during the young adult years has profound implications for the rest of the life course, and the stability and progress of society at large depends on how any cohort of young adults fares as a whole. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults will provide a roadmap to improving outcomes for this age group as they transition from adolescence to adulthood."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
305.235
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.7
LC item number
.I584 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Investing in the health and well-being of young adults, Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults ; Board on Children, Youth, and Families ; Richard J. Bonnie, Clare Stroud, and Heather Breiner, editors ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Young Adults in the 21st Century -- Relationships -- Education and Employment -- Civic Engagement and National Service -- Public Health -- The Health Care System -- Government Investments in Marginalized Young Adults -- Next Steps -- Appendix A: Open Session Agendas -- Appendix B: Diversity and the Effects of Bias and Discrimination on Young Adults' Health and Well-Being -- Appendix C: Youth-Focused National Service Programs -- Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
Control code
ocn903963766
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (501 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309309950
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34727899
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903963766
  • pebcs0309309956

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