Special Session: Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults: Highlights from an Institute of Medicine/National Research Council Report
Thursday, January 15, 2015: 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
Preservation Hall Studio 2, Second Floor (New Orleans Marriott)
Mark E. Courtney, PhD, University of Chicago and
Maryann Davis, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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. This session will provide an overview of an October 2014 Institute of Medicine and National Research Council report that examines the health and well-being of young adults and offers recommendations for policy, programs, and research. Key areas of focus include government investments in marginalized young adults and young adults’ behavioral health.