Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults - Infographic and Report from IOM

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Young adults are at a significant and pivotal time of life. They might seek higher education, launch their working careers, develop personal relationships and healthy habits, and pursue other endeavors that help set them on healthy and productive pathways. However, the transition to adulthood can also be a time of increased vulnerability and risk. Some young adults are unemployed or homeless, lack access to health care, or have mental health conditions or other chronic health concerns. Others engage in binge drinking, illicit drug use, or driving under the influence. Young adults are moving out of the systems and institutions that supported them as children and adolescents, but adult systems and institutions – such as the adult health care system and the labor market – may not be well suited to support their needs.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013