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Facts on Mental Health from The Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls

September 20, 1997 - Growing up self-confident and free of depressive symptoms enhances opportunities to participate fully in school and other activities and to live a healthy life. Unfortunately, according to a Fund survey, a significant number of girls exhibits signs of poor mental health.

Data Brief

Facts on Abuse and Violence from The Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls

September 19, 1997 - A Fund survey found a disturbingly high rate of abuse among adolescent girls. One of five girls in grades nine through 12 reported that they had been physically or sexually abused.

Data Brief

Facts on Communication with from The Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls

September 19, 1997 - A Fund survey found that many adolescents are embarrassed to raise sensitive topics with their doctors, and doctors appear to prefer talking about safer issues.

Data Brief

Facts on Access to Health Care from The Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls

September 19, 1997 - A Fund survey raises warning signs that too many young girls and boys face significant barriers to getting the health care they need.

Data Brief

The Commonwealth Fund Survey of Parents with Young Children

August 1, 1996 - This report on the results of a nationally representative survey shows that the health care system is out of tune with the needs of today's parents—short hospital stays, little follow-up home care, and a hit-or-miss approach in providing developmental guidance to parents as part of well-baby care.

Fund Report