Policy Brief

Adolescent Wellness: Current Perspectives and Future Opportunities in Research, Policy, and Practice

Geisz MB, and Nakashian M
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Publication Year:
May 05, 2020
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report draws from the views and ideas of 25 adolescent development experts about the most critical issues in adolescent wellness, gaps in research, translation of research into policy and practice, and opportunities for learning and action.





Researchers, policymakers, practitioners, parents, teachers, and funders stand at a crossroads in determining our nation’s approach to adolescence. The traditional view holds that the adolescent years comprise a difficult phase to be endured and survived. But a newer path considers adolescence to be an important time to nurture, guide, and support our youth to live the healthiest lives possible.

About this Learning Report

The collective work of adolescent development experts offers hope and support for a future inspired and powered by the energy, imagination, and resourcefulness of the next generation and generations to follow.


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