Research and Policy Center for Childhood and Adolescence


There are 2 main Research Policy Centers :

National Adolescent and Young Adult Information Center
The overall goal is to increase adolescents’ and young adults’ receipt of preventive
services by strengthening the abilities of State Title V MCH Programs, and public
health and clinical health professionals to serve adolescent and young adults,
through efforts to improve health care access, quality, integration, equity and

MCH Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN)
The major goals of this project are to develop and maintain a national agenda to
translate developmental science into adolescent and young adult practice;
promote multi-site, transdisciplinary scientific collaboration; and develop
additional research capacity in the Adolescent and Young Adult field.