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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Children Youth and  Families
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Young Adulthood
Current Project

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adult, Consensus Study


Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults  (BOCYF)

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... Read more

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults: Workshop Summary  (BOCYF,IOM)

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... Read more

Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities  (BOCYF,IOM)

Mental health and substance use disorders among children, youth, and young adults are major threats to the health and well-being of younger populations which often carryover into adulthood. The costs... Read more

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