Understanding Adolescent Health Needs

The Kansas Adolescent Health Project Team at Kansas State University completed a study to discover health needs in adolescents and identify any barriers when it comes to adolescents receiving health care. The online survey and focus groups throughout the state, representing both youths and adults, showed that top issues included obesity, substance abuse, and overall stress. Barriers of receiving healthcare included: cost of services and adults being unaware of adolescent needs. The report is already being used to implement community initiatives and has been submitted to KDHE in hopes of receiving funding.

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