Drawing on the recommendations of the WHO the Equity Channel website have produced a policy précis about young people and creating health equity:
The health and wellbeing of young people need specific attention from policy-makers. While an integrated and holistic approach is the way forward, a life course approach recognizing the specific characteristics and needs of every stage in life is needed. Addressing the needs, priorities and risk factors of the youth in a realistic manner, while taking into account differences related to age, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnical and cultural backgrounds, makes social and economic sense for now and for the future.
The whole thing can be downloaded here.