Platforms for Delivering Adolescent Health Actions

Authors: Susan Sawyer, Nicola Reavley, Chris Bonell, George Patton

Introduction:

Adolescent health has been gaining attention in the past decade. As described by the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing (Patton and others 2016), the adolescent years are crucial for the development of health and human capital which influence health and wellbeing during adolescence, throughout the life course and for the next generation. The interaction of neurocognitive and pubertal maturation with the social determinants of health results in a highly dynamic profile of health as individuals pass from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood (Sawyer and others 2012).