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Harvard Faculty Co-Authors Report Urging Investment in Health, Well-Being of Young Adults

Young adults in America are plagued with debt, low-paying jobs, poor physical health, and psychological burdens, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Titled “Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults”, the report recommends viewing 18- to 26-year-olds as a distinct group when it comes to policy and research in order to provide the most effective support for this struggling population.

Harvard School of Public Health’s Dr. Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath was a co-author of the report.

The report offers guidance in developing and enhancing policies and programs to improve young adults’ health, safety, and well-being, and suggests research priorities to inform this effort.

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