Welcome, Introduction, and Overview

Moderator: Robert Lawrence, MD, Committee Chair

Background and Overview of Forum

Shay Bilchik, JD, Committee Member


Moderator: Eduardo Ochoa, MD, Committee Member

Session 1 Goals:

  1. What is the size/make-up of this adolescent population?

  2. What is the state of access and use of health care services for this adolescent population? What key changes have occurred over time?

  3. What are the gaps in services for this adolescent population? How can these gaps be filled? What special training issues require attention for health care providers?

  4. What outcomes should be measured to monitor access and use of health care for this adolescent population?

  5. What are the promising initiatives for the access and use of health care services?


Health Care Experiences in Foster Care

Matthew Morton, Stetson University, Florida

Health Care Experiences of Uninsured Youth

Shawn Semelsberger, Traverse City, Michigan

Health Care Experiences of Youth with Disabilities

Paul Fogle, Middletown, Pennsylvania

Discussion of Panel 1


Health Care of Youth with Border Health Issues

Salvador Balcorta, Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Inc., El Paso

Health Care of Unattached/Homeless Youth

Alan Shapiro, MD, South Bronx Children and Family Health Center

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