Technology and Adolescent Health

Technology and Adolescent Health
Author: Megan A. Moreno,Andrea J. Hoopes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN 10: 0128173203
ISBN 13: 9780128173206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Adolescent Health Book Review:

Technology and Adolescent Health: In Schools and Beyond discusses how today's adolescents are digital natives, using technology at home and in school to access information, for entertainment, to socialize and do schoolwork. This book summarizes research on how technology use impacts adolescent mental health, sleep, physical activity and eating habits. In addition, it identifies monitoring and screening technology-based tools for use with adolescents. Summarizes the effects of digital technology use on adolescent mental health Advises on best practices for adolescent technology use in home and schools Identifies digital tools to monitor adolescent health Includes effects on sleep, addiction, socialization, eating and exercise habits Provides both the positive and negative consequences of technology use

Technology and Adolescent Mental Health

Technology and Adolescent Mental Health
Author: Megan A. Moreno,Ana Radovic
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN 10: 3319696386
ISBN 13: 9783319696386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Adolescent Mental Health Book Review:

This comprehensive book provides a framework for healthcare providers working with the dual challenges and opportunities presented by the intersection of mental health and technology. Technology and Adolescent Mental Health provides recent, evidence-based approaches that are applicable to clinical practice and adolescent care, with each chapter including a patient case illustrating key components of the chapter contents. Early chapters address the epidemiology of mental health, while the second section of the book deals with how both offline and online worlds affect mental health, presenting both positive and negative outcomes, and focusing on special populations of at-risk adolescents. The third section of the book focuses on technology uses for observation, diagnosis or screening for mental health conditions. The final section highlights promising future approaches to technology, and tools for improving intervention and treatment for mental health concerns and illnesses. This book will be a key resource for pediatricians, family physicians, internal medicine providers, adolescent medicine and psychiatry specialists, psychologists, social workers, as well as any other healthcare providers working with adolescents and mental health care.

Teenagers and Technology

Teenagers and Technology
Author: Chris Davies,Rebecca Eynon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0415684587
ISBN 13: 9780415684583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teenagers and Technology Book Review:

The popular media often presents a negative picture of young people and technology. From addiction to gaming, the distractions of the Internet, to the risks of social networking, the downsides of new technology in the lives of teenagers are often over-blown. Teenagers and Technology presents a balanced picture of the part played by technology in the lives of young people. Drawing on extensive interviews conducted over several years, this book offers a timely and non-sensational exploration of teenagers' experiences and opinions about the digital technologies they use, desire and dislike. The book covers a range of topical subjects including: Social networking and online engagement in the wider social world Building online self-identity and group membership Technology in the home Developing technology skills in support of learning Drawing on technological resources in the journey towards adulthood. Grounded in what young people actually say about using new technology in their daily lives, Teenagers and Technology presents a picture in which young people have in some respects a unique relationship to technology, but one that is actually not exceptional or of a completely different order to how people in general relate to it. By providing a nuanced view on the topic, Teenagers and Technology counters the extreme accounts of 'digital youth', and exaggerated anxieties created by the mass media. It will be of interest to students and academics working in the fields of adolescent and Internet studies, along with education professionals, practitioners, teenagers and their parents.

Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Author: Alessandro Pingitore,Francesca Mastorci,Cristina Vassalle
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN 10: 3030258165
ISBN 13: 9783030258160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Book Review:

This book presents a detailed and updated review of the widespread changes that take place during adolescence, adopting a preventive perspective that reflects physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes. It addresses a broad range of aspects, including: the preventive programs and their systemic effects; the role of environment in influencing the healthy behaviors of adolescents and young adults; the use of e-Health technology in health and behavioral interventions for adolescents; and the clinical and prognostic implications of primordial prevention in healthy adolescents. All of these elements are subsequently reviewed using a multidimensional approach, in order to offer extensive information on the complex changes that characterize adolescents’ physiological, psychological, and neurobiological development. In addition, the book depicts the preventive strategies currently used in various social settings (school, family, sport club, health policies) aimed not only at reducing lifestyle risk behaviors, but also at improving resilience, happiness, social involvement, self-esteem, and sociability. This update is essential in the light of the fact that, to date, prevention has mainly been directed towards adolescents with physical or mental disorders rather than their healthy peers. As such, the book offers a valuable tool for pediatricians, child and adolescents psychiatrists, and for all professionals involved in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

The Teen Years Explained

The Teen Years Explained
Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard
Publsiher: Jayne Blanchard
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2010-02-01
ISBN 10: 0615302467
ISBN 13: 9780615302461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Teen Years Explained Book Review:

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

Adolescent Health

Adolescent Health
Author: Ralph J. DiClemente,John S. Santelli,Richard A. Crosby
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-04-27
ISBN 10: 9780470452790
ISBN 13: 047045279X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Health Book Review:

This book covers the developmental and health problems unique to the adolescent period of life. It focuses on special needs and public health programs for adolescents. It offers deep insight into smoking, violence, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other problems, along with intervention and prevention strategies. "Anyone serious about improving adolescent health should read this book. It spans theoretical and developmental constructs, summaries of evidence-based interventions for adolescent risk behaviors, metrics, and policy recommendations." —S. Jean Emans, MD, chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine, and Robert Masland Jr., chair, Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, and professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School "This is the one single text that students can use to study adolescent health. It includes contributions from many of the world's most accomplished researchers to provide learners with cutting edge information to make the study of adolescence understandable and applicable in practical settings." —Gary L. Hopkins, MD, DrPH, associate research professor and director, Center for Prevention Research, and director, Center for Media Impact Research, Andrews University "This textbook presents an excellent balance in weighing the evidence from the risk and the resilience literature, incorporating research in racially and ethnically diverse populations." —Renée R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP, professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University College of Medicine "This is an engaging, thorough, and thought-provoking statement of our knowledge about adolescence. " —Wendy Baldwin, PhD, director, Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, Population Council

The Science of Adolescent Risk Taking

The Science of Adolescent Risk Taking
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Adolescence
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-02-25
ISBN 10: 0309158524
ISBN 13: 9780309158527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Adolescent Risk Taking Book Review:

Adolescence is a time when youth make decisions, both good and bad, that have consequences for the rest of their lives. Some of these decisions put them at risk of lifelong health problems, injury, or death. The Institute of Medicine held three public workshops between 2008 and 2009 to provide a venue for researchers, health care providers, and community leaders to discuss strategies to improve adolescent health.

Adolescent Health Services

Adolescent Health Services
Author: Institute of Medicine,National Research Council,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2009-01-03
ISBN 10: 0309114675
ISBN 13: 9780309114677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Health Services Book Review:

Adolescence is a time of major transition, however, health care services in the United States today are not designed to help young people develop healthy routines, behaviors, and relationships that they can carry into their adult lives. While most adolescents at this stage of life are thriving, many of them have difficulty gaining access to necessary services; other engage in risky behaviors that can jeopardize their health during these formative years and also contribute to poor health outcomes in adulthood. Missed opportunities for disease prevention and health promotion are two major problematic features of our nation's health services system for adolescents. Recognizing that health care providers play an important role in fostering healthy behaviors among adolescents, Adolescent Health Services examines the health status of adolescents and reviews the separate and uncoordinated programs and services delivered in multiple public and private health care settings. The book provides guidance to administrators in public and private health care agencies, health care workers, guidance counselors, parents, school administrators, and policy makers on investing in, strengthening, and improving an integrated health system for adolescents.

iGen

iGen
Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 1501152025
ISBN 13: 9781501152023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

iGen Book Review:

As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. With the first members of iGen just graduating from college, we all need to understand them: friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

Adolescent Health

Adolescent Health
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105025432977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Health Book Review:

Youth Mental Health

Youth Mental Health
Author: Peter J. Uhlhaas,Stephen J. Wood
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 0262043971
ISBN 13: 9780262043977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth Mental Health Book Review:

Experts discuss the potential of early intervention to transform outcomes for people with mental disorders. Mental illness represents one of the largest disease burdens worldwide, yet treatments have been largely ineffective in improving the quality of life for millions of affected individuals—in part because approaches taken have focused on late-stage disorders in adulthood. This volume shifts the focus by placing the developmental stage of “youth” at the center of mental health. The contributors challenge current nosology, explore mechanisms that underlie the emergence of mental disorders, and propose a framework to guide early intervention. Offering recommendations for the future, the book holds that early intervention in youth has the potential to transform outcomes for people with mental disorders and to reconfigure the landscape of mental health. The contributors discuss epidemiology, classification, and diagnostic issues, including the benefits of clinical staging; the context for emerging mental disorders, including both biological and sociocultural processes; biological mechanisms underlying risk for psychopathology, including aspects of neural circuitry; and developing and implementing prevention and early intervention, including assessment and intervention modalities and knowledge translation in early treatment of schizophrenia. Contributors Nicholas B. Allen, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, G. Paul Amminger, Shelli Avenevoli, Hannah F. Behrendt, Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Maximus Berger, Byron K. Y. Bitanihirwe, Drew Blasco, John D. Cahill, Joanne S. Carpenter, Andrew M. Chanen, Eric Y. H. Chen, Shane D. Colombo, Christoph U. Correll, Christopher G. Davey, Kim Q. Do, Damien A. Fair, Helen L. Fisher, Sophia Frangou, John Gleeson, Robert K. Heinssen, Ian B. Hickie, Frank Iorfino,Matcheri S. Keshavan, Kerstin Konrad, Phuong Thao D. Le, Francis Lee, Leslie D. Leve, Sarah A. Lieff, Cindy H. Liu, Beatriz Luna, Patrick D. McGorry, Urvakhsh Meherwan Mehta, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Shreya V. Nallur, Cristopher Niell, Merete Nordentoft, Dost Öngür, George C. Patton, Tomáš Paus, Ulrich Reininghaus, Bernalyn Ruiz, Fred Sabb, Akira Sawa, Michael Schoenbaum, Gunter Schumann, Elizabeth M. Scott, Jai Shah, Vinod H. Srihari, Ezra Susser, John Torous, Peter J. Uhlhaas, Swapna K. Verma, T. Wilson Woo, Stephen J. Wood, Lawrence H. Yang, Alison R. Yung

Adolescent Screening The Adolescent Medical History in the Age of Big Data E Book

Adolescent Screening  The Adolescent Medical History in the Age of Big Data E Book
Author: Vincent Morelli
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-05-09
ISBN 10: 0323661319
ISBN 13: 9780323661317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Screening The Adolescent Medical History in the Age of Big Data E Book Book Review:

In this comprehensive look at adolescent screening and holistic health in the technology age, Dr. Vincent Morelli reviews the history of the adolescent health screen, what is being used now, and what needs to be considered in the future. An ideal resource for primary care physicians, pediatricians, and others in health care who work with adolescents, it consolidates today’s available information on this timely topic into a single convenient resource. Covers the history of the adolescent medical history and the need for an update of the biopsychosocial model, which has not significantly changed since 1977. Discusses nutrition screening, sleep screening, exercise screening, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) screening, educational screening, behavioral and emotional screening, and more. Presents the knowledge and experience of leading experts who have assembled the most up-to-date recommendations for adolescent health screening. Explores today’s knowledge of health screening and discusses future directions to ensure healthy habits in adolescents, including education and self-efficacy.

Investing in the Health and Well Being of Young Adults

Investing in the Health and Well Being of Young Adults
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 0309309980
ISBN 13: 9780309309981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investing in the Health and Well Being of Young Adults Book Review:

Young adulthood - ages approximately 18 to 26 - is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being. Young adults are key contributors to the nation's workforce and military services and, since many are parents, to the healthy development of the next generation. Although 'millennials' have received attention in the popular media in recent years, young adults are too rarely treated as a distinct population in policy, programs, and research. Instead, they are often grouped with adolescents or, more often, with all adults. Currently, the nation is experiencing economic restructuring, widening inequality, a rapidly rising ratio of older adults, and an increasingly diverse population. The possible transformative effects of these features make focus on young adults especially important. A systematic approach to understanding and responding to the unique circumstances and needs of today's young adults can help to pave the way to a more productive and equitable tomorrow for young adults in particular and our society at large. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults describes what is meant by the term young adulthood, who young adults are, what they are doing, and what they need. This study recommends actions that nonprofit programs and federal, state, and local agencies can take to help young adults make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. According to this report, young adults should be considered as a separate group from adolescents and older adults. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults makes the case that increased efforts to improve high school and college graduate rates and education and workforce development systems that are more closely tied to high-demand economic sectors will help this age group achieve greater opportunity and success. The report also discusses the health status of young adults and makes recommendations to develop evidence-based practices for young adults for medical and behavioral health, including preventions. What happens during the young adult years has profound implications for the rest of the life course, and the stability and progress of society at large depends on how any cohort of young adults fares as a whole. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults will provide a roadmap to improving outcomes for this age group as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Applying Lessons of Optimal Adolescent Health to Improve Behavioral Outcomes for Youth
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN 10: 0309496802
ISBN 13: 9780309496803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes Book Review:

Adolescence is a critical growth period in which youth develop essential skills that prepare them for adulthood. Prevention and intervention programs are designed to meet the needs of adolescents who require additional support and promote healthy behaviors and outcomes. To ensure the success of these efforts, it is essential that they include reliably identifiable techniques, strategies, or practices that have been proven effective. Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century identifies key program factors that can improve health outcomes related to adolescent behavior and provides evidence-based recommendations toward effective implementation of federal programming initiatives. This study explores normative adolescent development, the current landscape of adolescent risk behavior, core components of effective programs focused on optimal health, and recommendations for research, programs, and policies.

Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality

Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Pediatric Health and Health Care Quality Measures
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-10-15
ISBN 10: 0309186234
ISBN 13: 9780309186230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality Book Review:

Increasing public investments in health care services for low-income and special needs children and adolescents in the United States have raised questions about whether these efforts improve their health outcomes. Yet it is difficult to assess the general health status and health care quality for younger populations, especially those at risk of poor health outcomes, because the United States has no national information system that can provide timely, comprehensive, and reliable indicators in these areas for children and adolescents. Without such a system in place, it is difficult to know whether and how selected health care initiatives and programs contribute to children's health status. Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality identifies key advances in the development of pediatric health and health care quality measures, examines the capacity of existing federal data sets to support these measures, and considers related research activities focused on the development of new measures to address current gaps. This book posits the need for a comprehensive strategy to make better use of existing data, to integrate different data sources, and to develop new data sources and collection methods for unique populations. Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality looks closely at three areas: the nature, scope, and quality of existing data sources; gaps in measurement areas; and methodological areas that deserve attention. Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality makes recommendations for improving and strengthening the timeliness, quality, public transparency, and accessibility of information on child health and health care quality. This book will be a vital resource for health officials at the local, state, and national levels, as well as private and public health care organizations and researchers.

Child Adolescent and Family Development

Child  Adolescent and Family Development
Author: Phillip T. Slee,Marilyn Campbell,Barbara Spears
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN 10: 1107402166
ISBN 13: 9781107402164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child Adolescent and Family Development Book Review:

Provides a comprehensive study if human development from conception to adulthood. It explores the foundations of modern development thought, through the work of researchers such as Freud and Erikson, and also incorporates the latest international research. Slee at Flinders, Campbell at QUT, Spears at Uni of South Australia.

Adolescent Health Literacy and Learning

Adolescent Health Literacy and Learning
Author: Deborah Begoray,Elizabeth M. Banister
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781634829465
ISBN 13: 1634829468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Health Literacy and Learning Book Review:

Adolescent Health Literacy and Learning offers insights to all those who care about promoting and assisting adolescent health development: health education teachers, health practitioners, and youth care workers. Adolescent health is of worldwide concern, especially as we learn that health habits and attitudes established in adolescence continue into adulthood. For example, chronic diseases such as diabetes that began in mid to late adulthood are becoming more prevalent in younger ages. Academics, clinicians and teachers are searching for ways to raise the health literacy and health outcomes of adolescents to better prepare them for the future. There is a need to raise the profile of adolescent health literacy and learning in order to address issues in adolescent and adult health. This edited volume features expert Canadian health literacy scholars writing on topics such as digital technology, software applications to health promotion, advertising, gender, suicide, nutrition, fitness, and mental health specifically for adolescents. It contains theoretical and practical ideas as well as resources for practitioners and educators to assist adolescents with interacting more critically with health information. The hope is that this book will help young people grow into adults who are more health literate. All contributing authors are experts in adolescent health literacy. Many take a uniquely Canadian perspective as well. They all acknowledge the impact of a variety of individuals and groups on adolescents, but also encourage the development of an adolescent's sense of individual identity, critical thinking, social responsibility and even activism as part of their health literacy.

Young Citizens and New Media

Young Citizens and New Media
Author: Peter Dahlgren
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN 10: 1134156286
ISBN 13: 9781134156283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Citizens and New Media Book Review:

This book integrates four distinct topics: young people, citizenship, new media, and learning processes. When taken together, these four topics merge to define an arena of social and research attention that has become compelling in recent years. The general international concern expressed of declining democratic engagement and the role of citizenship today becomes all the more acute when it turns to younger people. At the same time, there is growing attention being paid to the potential of new media – especially internet and mobile telephony – to play a role in facilitating newer forms of political participation. It is clear that many of the present manifestations of ‘new politics’ in the extra parliamentarian domain, not only make sophisticated use of such media, but are indeed highly dependent on them. With an impressive array of contributors, this book will appeal to those interested in a number of spheres, including media and cultural studies, political science, pedagogy, and sociology.

Adolescent Development and the Biology of Puberty

Adolescent Development and the Biology of Puberty
Author: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Forum on Adolescence
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1999-08-20
ISBN 10: 0309065828
ISBN 13: 9780309065825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolescent Development and the Biology of Puberty Book Review:

Adolescence is one of the most fascinating and complex transitions in the human life span. Its breathtaking pace of growth and change is second only to that of infancy. Over the last two decades, the research base in the field of adolescence has had its own growth spurt. New studies have provided fresh insights while theoretical assumptions have changed and matured. This summary of an important 1998 workshop reviews key findings and addresses the most pressing research challenges.

Developing Geographic Information Infrastructures

Developing Geographic Information Infrastructures
Author: Bastiaan Loenen
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9789040726163
ISBN 13: 9040726167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Geographic Information Infrastructures Book Review:

"Within information societies, information availability is a key issue affecting societys well being. A geographic information infrastructure (GII) is the underlying foundation of such a society with regards to geographic information. Access to government information policies are important for the availability and successful use of the information and the success of the GII itself. Yet there have been only a few investigations into access policy oriented towards GII developments. This book adds to this perspective. Through the creation of a GII maturity matrix describing the development in GIIs, it presents new insights in the role access policies may play in the development of GIIs. The book provides policy makers with strategy guidelines for GII development, as well as information about which access policy would best promote the use of geographic information. This should result in a GII that is able to perform its appropriate infrastructure function in an information society."