ACT for Youth Center of Excellence

Providing Health Care to Adolescents

Providing Health Care to AdolescentsHealth care professionals who serve adolescents know that members of this age group have their own particular needs and concerns. In this section, we connect to research, professional development opportunities, tools, and other resources to help health care professionals work well with, and promote the optimum health of, their adolescent patients.

Many of these resources were originally compiled by NYPATH (New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health), which closed its doors at the end of 2016. Our thanks go to Judy Lipshutz and the NYPATH team, who have generously shared, and helped us continue, their work.

ACT for Adolescent Health

ACT for Adolescent Health is a newsletter for health care providers who work with adolescents in New York State. Sponsored by the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and ACT for Youth, the newsletter will provide you with up-to-date information to improve your care for adolescents, including:
  • Updated clinical guidelines
  • New policy statements
  • Advocacy opportunities
  • Upcoming events
  • State-wide initiatives
  • Useful resources
The newsletter is edited by Dr. Taylor Starr and Dr. Richard Kreipe of URMC.


Recent Newsletters

WebsiteSeptember 2018 - Mental Health
WebsiteJuly 2018 - Immunizations
WebsiteMay 2018 - HIV/AIDS
WebsiteMarch 2018 - STD Services for Adolescents
WebsiteJanuary 2018 - Contraceptive Services for Adolescents
WebsiteSeptember 2017
WebsiteMay 2017
WebsiteFebruary 2017