Next steps for adolescent health: a Lancet Commission

George C Patton , David A Ross, John S Santelli, Susan M Sawyer, Russell M Viner, Sabine Kleinert The Lancet, Volume 383, Issue 9915, Pages 385 - 386, 1 February 2014

A quiet revolution has finally brought recognition to the significance of health in the quarter of the world's population who are adolescents and young adults. Three decades of calls for action on adolescent health in policy and in academic publications have substantially increased in intensity in the past 18 months. The reason is simple: adolescents are central to every major current challenge in global health.