Why young people to Juul, despite the health risks? “It’s not just about the flavors, it’s about understanding the motivations for using these products, and their attitudes toward risk.” “Youth are more savvy than we think they are, and they’re using it because it’s about being cool and about the experimentation that happens naturally in adolescence. Reducing teen and young adult use of these products, especially under current policies, will require an evidence-based approach.”
Check out this new interactive website from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) that promotes their 2020 national report on adolescent health. Take a minute to explore the site; it’s full of MyVoice easter eggs! You might be surprised to find your MyVoice text message hidden behind one of their interactive features.
Members of the MyVoice research team traveling to Washington D.C. this spring to present youth perspectives on the transition from pediatric to adult care challenge and the need for mental and behavioral health care coverage. MyVoice members Sam and Melissa led presentations at the annual meeting of Academy Health, which brings together over 3,000 stakeholders in health services and health policy research.