Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide

Adolescent Clinics


Adolescent Health Clinic
 Department of Pediatrics
 University of Alabama
 1600 7th Avenue South
 Birmingham, AL
 35233; 205-939-9231


Adolescent Clinic
 Department of Pediatrics
 University of Arizona
 1501 North Campbell Avenue
 Tucson, AZ 85724-5073

Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic
 Phoenix Indian Medical Center (serves only Native Americans)
 Primary Care Medical Center
 4212 North 16th Street
 Phoenix, AZ 85016


UCLA Adolescent Medicine Clinic
 200 Medical Plaza, suite 265
 Los Angeles, CA 90095
Other UCLA sites include:

UCLA Adolescent Medicine Clinic
 11318 National Boulevard
 Los Angeles, CA 90064

UCLA Adolescent Medicine Clinic
 15200 Sunset Boulevard, #107
 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272



Adolescent Clinic
 Children's Health Clinic
 4460 East Huntington Boulevard
 Fresno, CA 93702

Youth and Young Adult Clinic
 Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University
 Division of Adolescent Medicine
 730 Welch Road, #325
 Palo Alto, CA 94304

Adolescent Clinic
 University of California Medical Center
 400 Parnassus Avenue, 2nd floor
 San Francisco, CA 94143

Adolescent Clinic
 University of California San Francisco
 3333 California Street, suite 245
 San Francisco, CA 94118

Adolescent Clinic
 Harbor-University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center
 1000 West Carson Street
 Torrance, CA 90509

Adolescent Clinic
 University of California at San Diego Medical Center
 4168 Front Street
 San Diego, CA 92103

Adolescent Clinic
 Stanford University
 730 Welch Road, suite 325
 Palo Alto, CA 94304

Adolescent Clinic
 Children's Hospital Los Angeles
 5000 Sunset Boulevard, 4th floor
 Los Angeles, CA 90027

Adolescent Clinic
 Oakland Children's Hospital
 747 52nd Street
 Oakland, CA 94609

Adolescent Clinic
 San Francisco General Hospital
 1001 Potrero Avenue, 6 ms
 San Francisco, CA 94110


Adolescent Clinic
 The Children's Hospital
 1056 East 19th Avenue, B025
 Denver, CO 80218

Eating Disorder Program
 The Children's Hospital
 1056 East 19th Avenue, B025
 Denver, CO 80218


Adolescent Clinic
 Yale New Haven Hospital
 20 York Street
 Primary Care Center/Adolescent Clinic
 New Haven, CT 06510-3202

Adolescent Clinic
 Bridgeport Hospital
 267 Grant Street
 Bridgeport, CT 06610
 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 Mt. Sinai Hospital
 675 Tower Avenue, #301
 Hartford, CT 06112

Adolescent Medicine
 Fair Haven Clinic
 274 Grand Avenue
 New Haven, CT 06513

Adolescent Medicine
 St. Francis Hospital
 1000 Asylum Avenue
 Hartford, CT 06105

District of Columbia

Adolescent Clinic
 Walter Reed Army Medical Center
 Georgia Avenue and 16th Street
 Washington, DC 20307-5001

Adolescent Clinic
 Walter Reed Army Medical Center
 8901 Wisconsin Avenue
 Bethesda, MD 20889

Adolescent Clinic
 Children's National Medical Center
 111 Michigan Avenue, NW
 Washington, DC 20010

Adolescent Clinic
 Howard University Hospital
 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
 Washington, DC 20060

 Georgetown University
 Children's Medical Center
 3800 Reservoir Road, NW
 Washington, DC 20007




Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic
 Tripler Army Medical Center
 1 Jarrett White Road
 Tripler AMC, HI 96859

Adolescent Clinic
 Kapiolani Children's Medical Center
 1319 Punahou Street
 Honolulu, HI


Adolescent Clinic
 Rush Presbyterian Hospital
 1645 West Jackson Boulevard, #315
 Chicago, IL 60612-3227

Adolescent Clinic
 Cook County Hospital
 1901 W. Harrison
 Chicago, IL 60612

Adolescent Clinic
 Department of Pediatrics
 Loyola University
 2160 South First Avenue
 Maywood, IL 60153


Adolescent Clinic
 Riley Outpatient Parking Garage
 575 North West Drive, #070
 Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wishard Hospital Adolescent Community Clinics
 Wishard Primary Care
 1002 Wishard Boulevard, 2nd floor
 Indianapolis, IN 46202

Blackburn Health Center
 2700 Martin Luther King Drive
 Indianapolis, IN 46208

Cottage Corners Health Center
 1434 South Shelby Street
 Indianapolis, IN 46203

Grassy Creek Health Center
 9443 East 38th Street
 Indianapolis, IN 46236

North Arlington Health Center
 2505 North Arlington Avenue
 Indianapolis, IN 46218

Bellflower Clinic
 1101 West 10th Street
 Indianapolis, IN 46202

Methodist Hospital Adolescent Clinics
 1701 Senate Blvd.
 Indianapolis, IN 46202


Adolescent Clinic
 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
 200 Hawkins Drive
 Iowa City, IA 52242


Adolescent Clinic
 University of Kansas Medical Center
 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
 Kansas City, KS 66160


Adolescent Clinic
 Kosair Children's Hospital
 231 East Chestnut Street
 Louisville, KY 40202


Adolescent Medicine
 Department of Pediatrics
 SL 37, Tulane Medical Center
 1415 Tulane Avenue
 New Orleans, LA 70112


Teen and Young Adult Clinic at the Family Practice Clinic
 895 Union Street, suite 12
 Bangor, ME 04401

Adolescent Clinic
 University of Maryland Hospital
 120 Penn Street
 Baltimore, MD 21201


Adolescent Clinic
 New England Medical Center
 750 Washington Street
 PO Box 351
 Boston, MA 02111

Adolescent Clinic
 Boston Medical Center
 1 Boston Medical Center Place
 Boston, MA 02118

Adolescent/Young Adult Practice
 Children's Hospital
 333 Longwood Avenue, 5th floor
 Boston, MA 02115

Adolescent Clinic
 Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital
 Vittori Marsell Young Women's Health
 14 Prospect
 Milford, MA 01757

Pediatric Clinic
 University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Center
 Benedict Building, 2nd floor
 55 Lake Avenue North
 Worcester, MA 01655



Adolescent Clinic
 Family Health and Social Services (Community Health Center)
 26 Queen Street
 Worcester, MA 01610


Teenage and Young Adult Health Program
 University of Michigan
 Briarwood Health Specialists
 325 Briarwood Circle, Building 5
 Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Adolescent Medicine Clinic
 Children's Hospital of Michigan
 3901 Beaubien Boulevard
 Detroit, MI 48201

Adolescent Clinic
 Hurley Children's Clinic
 806 Tuuri Place
 Flint, MI 48503

Adolescent Medicine Program
 Department of Pediatrics/Human Development
 Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
 B-240 Life Sciences Bldg.
 East Lansing, MI 48824-1317

Adolescent Clinic
 University Hospital University of Michigan
 4260 Plymouth Road
 Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Internal Medicine Program
 University Hospital University of Michigan
 1500 East Medical Center Drive
 Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Adolescent Health
 University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
 McNamara Center, 200 Oak Street, SE, suite 260
 Minneapolis, MN 55455


Teen Medicine Center
 University of Mississippi Medical Center
 Department of Pediatrics
 2500 North State Street
 Jackson, MS 39216


Adolescent Clinic
 Children's Mercy Hospital
 4605 Paseo
 Kansas City, MO 64110


Youth Village
 Children's Memorial Hospital
 8200 Dodge Street
 Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha Children's Clinic
 12802 Augusta Avenue
 Omaha, NE 68144


Adolescent Medicine
 University of Nevada School of Medicine
 Department of Pediatrics
 2040 West Charleston Boulevard, #402
 Las Vegas, NV 81902

Teen Clinic
 Washoe County District Health Department
 PO Box 11130
 Reno, NV 89520

New Hampshire

Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic
 Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center
 1 Medical Center Drive
 Lebanon, NH 03756

New Jersey

Adolescent Clinic
 Monmouth Medical Center
 270 Broadway
 Long Branch, NJ 07740

Adolescent Clinic
 University Medical Group
 (University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)
 89 French Street
 New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Adolescent Clinic
 Morristown Memorial Hospital
 Children's Medical Center
 100 Madison Avenue, Box-54
 Morristown, NJ 07962

New Mexico

Adolescent Clinic
 University of New Mexico
 Health Sciences Center & University Hospital
 ACC 3rd floor
 815 Camino De Salud
 Albuquerque, NM 87131

New York



Adolescent Clinic
 North Shore University Hospital
 410 Lakeville Road
 New High, NY 11021

Jordan Health Center Teen Center
 82 Holland Street
 Rochester, NY 14605

Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services
 80 St. Paul Street, 4th floor
 Rochester, NY 14604

Adolescent Clinic
 Mount Sinai Medical Center
 312 East 94th Street
 Manhattan, NY 10128

Adolescent Clinic
 The Door
 555 Broome Street
 New York, NY 10013

Adolescent Clinic
 Children's Hospital
 601 Elmwood Avenue
 Box 690
 Rochester, NY 14642

Adolescent Oncology
 Roswell Park Cancer Institute
 Carlton and Elm Street
 Buffalo, NY 14263

Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center
 Division of Adolescent Medicine
 111 East 210th Street
 The Bronx, NY 10467

Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island
 Division of Adolescent Medicine
 410 Lakeview Road, #108
 New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center
 Division of Adolescent Medicine
 1380 Linden Boulevard
 Brooklyn, NY 11212

Adolescent Clinic
 Coney Island Hospital
 2601 Ocean Parkway
 Brooklyn, NY 11235

Adolescent Clinic
 North Shore University Hospital
 410 Lakeview Road
 New High Park, NY 11040

North Carolina

Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center
 University of North Carolina
 CB No. 7735
 Mason Farm Road
 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7735

Duke Medical Center
 Department of Pediatrics
 4020 North Roxbro Road
 Durham, NC 27704


Teen Health Center
 Children's Hospital Medical Center
 Division of Adolescent Medicine
 3333 Burnet Avenue
 Cincinnati, OH 45229

Adolescent Clinic
 Children's Hospital
 899 E. Broad Street
 Columbus, OH 43205

Lakewood Hospital Teen Health Center
 15644 Madison Avenue, #108
 Lakewood, OH 44107
 No Listing

Pediatric Clinic
 Metro Health Center
 2500 Metro Health Drive, 1st floor
 Cleveland, OH 44109

Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic
 University Internal & Pediatric Clinic
 234 Goodman Street
 Cincinnati, OH 45219


Adolescent Medicine
 Children's Hospital of Oklahoma
 940 N.E. 13th Street
 room 4419
 Oklahoma City, OK 73104


Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic
 Doernbecher Children's Hospital
 Oregon Health Sciences University
 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
 Portland, OR 97201-3098

Outside In Health Clinic (serves homeless and high risk youth)
 1132 S.W. 13th Avenue
 Portland, OR 97205


Adolescent Health Center
 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
 3420 Fifth Avenue
 Pittsburgh, PA 15213



Adolescent Clinic
 Children's Hospital
 350 Market Street
 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Rhode Island

Adolescent Medicine
 Rhode Island Hospital
 Department of Pediatrics
 APC-585-A, 593 Eddy Street
 Providence, RI 02902


The Center for Adolescent Health
 People's Community Clinic
 2909 N I H 35
 Austin, TX 78722

Adolescent Clinic
 Children's Hospital
 1935 Motor Street
 Dallas, TX 75235

Adolescent Medicine
 Kids Place
 6410 Fannin Boulevard, #500
 Houston, TX 77030

Adolescent and Sports Medicine
 Texas Children's Hospital
 6601 Fannin Street, 11th Floor
 Houston, TX 77030

Adolescent Clinic
 University of Texas
 301 University Boulevard
 Galveston, TX 77555-0764

Eating Disorders Program
 (Eating disorders evaluations and treatment only).
 The Menninger Clinic
 2801 Gessner Drive
 Houston, Texas 77080


Pediatric Clinic
 University of Utah Hospital
 50 North Medical Drive
 Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Adolescent Health
 Medical College of Virginia
 1001 E. Marshall Street
 Richmond, VA 23219

Pediatric Endocrinology and Adolescent Medicine
 Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
 601 Children's Lane
 Norfolk, VA 23507


Adolescent Clinic
 University of Washington
 Division of Adolescent Medicine
 CH Regional
 4800 Sandpoint Way N.E.
 MS # M2-4
 Seattle, WA 98105

The Adolescent Center
 13451 SE 36th Street
 Bellevue, WA 98006

The Kent Teen Clinic
 613 West Gowe Street
 Kent, WA 98032

The Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Clinic
 125 16th Avenue E.
 MS (CWB-F112)
 Seattle, WA 98112

The Renton Teen Clinic
 275 Bronson Way NE, (RNT)
 Renton, WA 98056-4099

West Virginia

 West Virginia University
 Department of Pediatrics
 PO Box 9214
 Morgantown, WV 26506-9214


Pediatric and Teen Clinic
 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
 2880 University Avenue
 Madison, WI 53705

Adolescent Clinic
 Children's Hospital
 1020 North 12th Street
 Milwaukee, WI 53233

Pediatrics and Adolescent Clinic
 Marshfield Clinic
 1000 North Oak Avenue
 Marshfield, WI 54449

Pediatric and Adolescent Department
 Beaumont Clinic LTD
 P.O. Box 19070
 Green Bay, WI 54307-9070


Adolescent Clinic
 British Columbia Children's Hospital
 4480 Oak Street
 Vancouver, BC 6H3V4



Adolescent Clinic
 St. Justine Hospital
 3175 Chemin Cote Ste.-Catherine
 Montreal, Quebec H3T1C5

Adolescent/Teen Clinic
 Hospital for Sick Children
 555 University Avenue
 Toronto, Ontario M5G1X8

Child and Adolescent Services
 Allan Memorial Institute
 Royal Victoria Hospital
 3666 McTavish Street
 Montreal, Quebec H3A1Y2

Sleep Disorder Resources


Banner Regional Sleep Disorder Program
 Good Samaritan Medical Center
 1111 East McDowell Road
 Phoenix, AZ 85006


North Valley Sleep Disorders Center
 11550 Indian Hills Road, suite 291
 Mission Hills, CA 91345

Sleep Disorders Center
 University of California
 Irvine Medical Center
 101 The City Drive, Route 23
 Orange, CA 92868

Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic
 401 Quarry Road, suite 3301-A
 Stanford, CA 94305

UCLA Sleep Disorders Center
 University of California
 Los Angeles, 24–221 CHS
 Box 957069
 Los Angeles, CA 90095-7069


Sleep Disorders Clinic
 Mount Sinai Medical Center
 4701 N. Meridian Avenue
 Miami Beach, FL 33140


Sleep Disorders Center
 Northwest Memorial Hospital
 201 East Huron
 Galter 7th floor
 Chicago, IL 60611

Sleep Disorders Center
 Rush Medical Center
 710 S. Paulin Street, Suite 600S
 Chicago, IL 60612

Sleep Disorders Center
 University of Chicago (TS-301)
 5815 South Maryland MC 9091
 Chicago, IL 60637


Tulane Sleep Disorders Center
 1415 Tulane Avenue
 Box HC17
 New Orleans, LA 70112


The Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center
 Asthma and Allergy Building
 room 4B-50
 5501 Hopkins Bay View Circle
 Baltimore, MD 21224


Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
 The Children's Hospital
 300 Longwood Avenue
 Honeywell 2
 Boston, MA 02115

Sleep Clinic
 Brigham and Women's Hospital
 Sleep HealthCenter
 1505 Commonwealth Avenus
 Brighton, MA 02135

Sleep Disorders Clinic
 Tufts-Newton Wellesley Hospital
 2014 Washington Street
 Newton, MA 02462

Sleep Disorder Center
 University of Massachusetts Memorial
 119 Belmont Street
 Worcester, MA 01605


Sleep Disorders Clinic
 Clara Ford Pavilion
 2799 West Grand Boulevard
 Detroit, MI 48202


Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center
 Hennepin County Medical Center
 #867B, 701 Park Avenue South
 South Minneapolis, MN 55415

New Hampshire

Sleep Disorders Center
 Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center
 1 Medical Center Drive
 Lebanon, NH 03756



New York

Sleep Disorders Center
 University Hospital
 240 Middle Country Road
 Smithtown, NY 11787

Sleep-Wake Disorders Center
 Montefiore Medical Center
 3411 Wayne Avenue
 The Bronx, NY 10467


Sleep Disorders Center
 Presbyterian Hospital and Medical Center
 700 NE 13th Street
 Oklahoma City, OK 73104


Sleep Evaluation Center
 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
 3811 O'Hara Street
 Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2593

Sleep Research and Treatment Center
 Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
 500 University Drive
 Hershey, PA 17033


Sleep Disorders Center
 Baptist Memorial Hospital
 1500 W. Popular
 Collierville, TN 38017

Sleep Disorders Clinic
 Vanderbilt University Medical Center
 Marriott Hotel
 2525 W End Street
 Nashville, Tenn. 37232


Sleep Disorders and Research Medicine
 Baylor College of Medicine & VA Medical Center
 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, room 6C344
 Houston, TX 77030

Organizations Involved In Adolescent Health This site has links with most health organizations including nonprofit organizations.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
 Washington, DC 20016

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
 Leawood, KS 66211-2672

American Academy of Pediatrics
 141 Northwest Point Boulevard
 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

American College Health Association
 PO Box 28937
 Baltimore, MD 21240-8937

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
 Division of Program Services, Department of Adolescent Health Care
 409 12th Street, SW., PO Box 96920
 Washington, DC 20090-6920

American College of Physicians
 190 N. Independence Mall West
 Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572
 215-351-2600; 800-523-1546 ext. 1546

American College of Preventive Medicine
 1307 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 200
 Washington, DC 20005

American Dietetic Association
 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 200
 Chicago, IL 60606-6995

American Medical Association (AMA)
 Department of Adolescent Health
 515 North State Street
 Chicago, IL 60610

American Osteopathic Association
 142 East Ontario Street
 Chicago, IL 60611

American Psychiatric Association
 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
 Arlington, VA 22209-3901

American Psychological Association
 750 First Street, N.E.
 Washington, DC 20002-4242

American Public Health Association
 800 I. Street NW
 Washington, DC 20001-3710



American School Health Association
 PO Box 708
 Kent, OH 44240

American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry
 PO Box 570218
 Dallas, TX 75357-0218

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
 1275 K. Street N.W. Suite 800
 Washington, D.C. 20005-4006
 (202) 371–9090

Canadian Paediatric Society
 2305 St. Laurent Blvd.
 Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4J8, Canada
 (613) 526–9397

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 1600 Clifton Road
 Atlanta, GA 30333

Healthy Teen Network

The Healthy Teen Network, Inc., formerly the National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention, Inc. (NOAPPP), is an interdisciplinary 501(c) (3) membership association for leaders in the field of adolescent reproductive health and parenting. The organization and its members are dedicated to educating providers, organizations, teens and their parents, policymakers, and the public about critical issues that impact reproductive information and services to teens, teen parents, and their children.
 509 2nd Street NE
 Washington, DC, 20002
 (202) 547–8814

International Association for Adolescent Health
 PO Box 2137
 Christchurch, New Zealand

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
 Health Resources and Services Administration
 U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services
 5600 Fishers Lane, room 1805
 Rockville, MD 20857

National Association of Social Workers
 750 First Street NE, suite 700
 Washington, DC 20002-4241

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
 1501 16th Street NW
 Washington, DC 20036-1401

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
 Prevention Research Branch
 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC-9304
 Bethesda, MD 20892-9304

National Institute on Drug Abuse
 6001 Executive Boulevard
 Bethesda, MD 20892-9561

National Medical Association (NMA)
 1012 Tenth Street, NW
 Washington, DC 20001

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
 2000 N Beaurregard Street, 6th Floor
 Alexandria, VA 22311

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
 U.S. Public Health Service
 Department of Health and Human Services
 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100
 Rockville, MD 20852

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
 College Road East/Route 1
 PO Box 2316
 Princeton, NJ 08543

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
 130 West 42nd Street, suite 350
 New York, NY 10036

Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM)
 1916 Copper Oaks Circle
 Blue Springs, MO 64015

Society for Research in Adolescence
 3131 S. State Street, Suite 302
 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1623

William T Grant Foundation
 570 Lexington Avenue, 18th floor
 New York, NY 10022

World Health Organization
 Avenue Appia 20
 1211 Geneva 27
 (+41 22) 791 21 11

Sports Medicine Organizations



Academy for Sports Dentistry
 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,
 Department of Otolaryngology
 Iowa City, IA 52242

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
 6300 North River Road
 Rosemont, IL 60018-4262

American Academy of Pediatrics
 141 Northwest Point Blvd.
 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

American College Health Association
 PO Box 28937
 Baltimore, MD 21240-8937

American College of Sports Medicine
 401 W. Michigan Street
 Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233
 317-637-9200 ext. 138

American Council on Exercise
 4851 Paramount Drive
 San Diego, CA 92123

American Heart Association
 7272 Greenville Avenue
 Dallas, TX 75231-4596

American Medical Association (AMA)
 Department of Adolescent Health
 515 North State Street
 Chicago, IL 60610

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
 11639 Earnshaw
 Overland Park, KS 66210

National Athletic Trainers Association
 2952 Stemmons Freeway
 Dallas, TX 75247

National Collegiate Athletic Association
 700 W. Washington Street
 Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 738-H
 Washington, DC 20001-004

Statistical Resources

See Chapter 5 for further listing of statistical web-based resources.

Alan Guttmacher Institute
 120 Wall Street, 21st Floor
 New York, NY 10005
 (Contraceptive data, pregnancy rates, and marital and fertility patterns.)

 Health, United States, 2006: Available at: http://www.cdc .gov/nchs/hus.htm
 Reproductive Health Division
 1600 Clifton Road, NE
 Atlanta, GA 30333

National Institutes of Health
 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
 Center for Population Research
 9000 Rockville Pike
 Bethesda, MD 20892

Center for Population Research


Population Studies Center

Monitoring the Future Web site on Drug Usage

National Cancer Institute, Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results,

National Center for Educational Statistics (trend information)

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) (

National Center for Health Statistics
 3700 East-West Highway
 Hyattsville, MD 20782-2003

National Institutes of Health
 Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch

The National Survey of Family Growth (

National Vital Statistics System—

Statistical Abstract of the United States
 U.S. Census Bureau—

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBSS): ( The Youth Risk Behavior

Web Sites

The world wide web has exploded as a source of health information including a wealth of information about adolescent medicine and general medical topics. This section reviews the following:

  1. How to subscribe to SAM and College listserv groups
  2. Tips on health Web searching
  3. Best sites for browsing
  4. Best sites to get statistical and other information



How to subscribe to the SAM and College listserv groups

An electronic mailing list (listserv) is a group of individuals interested in an area, who can post questions and comments and receive responses to these questions, as well as in all the posts that are listed. This is a wonderful format for communicating information and asking questions—clinical, educational, research, or administrative. However, when you are on a listserv, you may receive several to 50 or more e-mails per day depending on the volume of posts to a particular listserv. It is recommended that users learn how to use the “delete” button quickly.

SAM ListServ (SAM-L)

The Society for Adolescent Medicine maintains its own listserv. Through this listserv, SAM members and other health care professionals interested in adolescent medicine and adolescent's health issues can share ideas. If an individual who is not a SAM member wants to join the listserv, he/she should first contact the SAM office at or 816.224.8010 and provide brief work contact information.

To subscribe to this free communication mode, you perform the following steps:

  • Send a message to The message should only say subscribe SAM-L “your name”(e.g., subscribe SAM-L “Mary Jones”).
  • When you want to post to the Listserv, e-mail to (this is an “L,” not the number 1 after “sam”).
  • When you receive a Listserv message and you want to provide an answer and/or share your thoughts with the sender, do notclick on the Reply button; if you do, everyone on the Listserv message will receive your reply. Instead, note the sender's e-mail address, and send a new message using that address only.
  • To unsubscribe, one needs to contact the SAM office at or 816.224.8010 asking to be removed from the system.

College Health ListServ

SHS Listserv: The Student Health Service discussion group (SHS) is the major forum and information source for college health professionals, students involved in health promotion, and any other interested parties. The subscription base is more than 1,200 college health professionals.


  1. Send an e-mail to:
  2. Under the SUBJECT, type Subscription
  3. In the MESSAGE, type SUB SHS (Your Name).

You will then receive confirmation of the subscription and a formal electronic welcome with instructions from the group. You may cancel the subscription at any time.

The College Health Promotion List

The College Health Promotion List (Hlthprom) provides a forum for the exchange of information among professionals providing health promotion and prevention services at colleges/universities. Discussions might address such topics as sexuality, STDs, HIV/AIDS, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs use, nutrition, peer education, and administration.

To join HLTHPROM, fill in the form on this page:

The Clinical Medicine List

The Clinical Medicine List (Clinmed) provides a forum for clinical medicine providers in the college health field. It is maintained at the University of Colorado-Boulder.


  1. Send an email to:
  2. Leave the subject line blank
  3. In the message, type: subscribe clinmed (your name)

You will then receive confirmation of the subscription and a formal electronic welcome with instructions from the group. You may cancel the subscription at any time.

The SHSaAMc ListServ

For directors of student health services at academic medical centers. Instructions:

  1. Send an email to
  2. Type in the body of the email message:

After you are subscribed, you may then send emails to the list address: Only list subscribers will be able to post to this list.

College Mental Health List

For discussion of issues among professionals providing mental health services at colleges/universities.


  1. Send a message to:
  2. Leave the subject link blank
  3. In the message, type: subscribe univn [your name]

Insert your real name and do not include the brackets.

You will then receive confirmation of the subscription and a formal electronic welcome with instructions from the group. You may cancel the subscription at any time.

The College Nutrition ListServ

For college health nutritionists and registered dietitians and anyone working in college health with an interest in nutrition.


  1. To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change settings, visit the ADACOMM Web page at
  2. For questions, contact the mailing list owner at

Students in Student Health List

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Tips on Health Web Searching

One can gain a wealth of information and data quickly utilizing a concise approach to searching the Web.

Web Searching

Some of the best Web search tools include and uses an approach that combines finding the keywords and the utilization pattern of the Web sites by users. In practice, this means that in most cases, the most useful sites are found early in the search. In addition to putting down the keyword, it is useful to add a second keyword that may help refine the search. For example, you can search on gonorrhea. In fact, with the Google searcher, the top two sites are a CDC and an NIH site on gonorrhea. If you want CDC information, you could narrow this search by placing both gonorrhea and CDC in the search area. With a Web search tool, you are likely to find hundreds of “hits.” Each hit is usually titled, has a brief description, and has the Web address. These can be very helpful to glance at quickly to help you narrow which “hits” to explore. In health sites, the addresses often lead to either government sites, academic centers, commercial health sites, commercial product sites (pharmaceutical companies and others), and private health care provider sites. Looking at the address can help you determine if you want to explore that site or not. There are some important questions to ask yourself about each site:

  • Is the advice provided by qualified trained medical professionals?
  • How old is the information? Often a site can look great, but the information was last updated 3 or 4 years ago.
  • Who pays for the site? Is this a commercial for-profit site?
  • Do you need to register or provide personal information? Make sure you read the privacy information before giving out such information.
  • Where do these links go to (as outlined previously).

Health Portals

There are also some specific health finders and portals that can help in finding health information. These include the following:

  • Health searching tool from the NIH.
  • Commercial health searching tool.
  • National Library of Medicines database of medical journal abstracts and resources such as clearinghouses, libraries, and medical dictionaries.
  • National Library of Medicines regular search of Library of Congress.
  • National Library of Congress.
  • Medical textbook online.
  • A wealth of information from the CDC that includes searchable health information, fact sheets, Morbidity Mortality Weekly Reports, supplements, statistics, travelers health updates, and much more.

Patient-oriented Overall Health Sites

  • Site from Aetna Healthcare and Harvard University Medical Schools featuring information on common health problems.
  • Other site of basic information that's written for the public from Mayo Clinic.
  • Portal for extensive health information for teens and parents.
  • Commercial site of health information.
  • Comprehensive health information on many topics. Available in Spanish.
  • College student-oriented site on many topics with questions and answers.
  • Site from Kaiser Family Foundation to facilitate communication between parents and teens.
  • From the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site offers patient education documents for common medical concerns and conditions. All of the information within has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • This resource is the online version of the third Revised Edition, 1995 of this standard consumer health text.
  • The online interactive edition of “The Merck Manual of Medical Information—Home Edition,” a comprehensive consumer text.
  • The Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. The site contains hundreds of books and brochures.

Best Sites for Browsing

In addition to the sites already listed, there are many other excellent sites for browsing. Many of these are listed in individual chapters of this book. Some highlights include the following:

Reproductive Health

  • Alan Guttmacher Institute with a wealth of information on reproductive health and statistics.
  • Reproductive Health Online affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, promoting information on reproductive health issues.
  • Information from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, with information and data on teenage pregnancy.
  • Teen awareness site on STDs from the American Social Health Association.



  • Teen health and awareness site from Planned Parenthood.
  • Web site from AVSC, an overview of information about contraceptive devices.
  • The CDC home page on STD information and guidelines.
  • National Women's Health Information Center.

Clinical Guidelines

  • Clinical guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse. Database of clinical criteria from numerous health organizations.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality—Clinical Guidelines Online.

Health Prevention and Promotion

  • The Department of Health and Human Services Web sites on goals for the health of the United States in 2010.
  • AAFP, patient handouts.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine disseminates information to practitioners and public.

Best Sites to get Statistical and Other Information:

See chapter 5 and statistical resources above.