Youth-Centered Care Resource & Examples Depot - Updated 12-13-18
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AKYouth Alliance for a Healthier AlaskaAdvisory GroupYouth InvolvementState coordinated advisory group of diverse, energetic teens ages 14-18 from across Alaska who advise the Adolescent Health program and other Division of Public Health programs and create interventions designed at improving the lives of adolescents in Alaska. AND
AZ, AL, DC, IA, ID, IN, ME, NH, OR, UT, VTEstablishing a Child Health Improvement Partnership: A How-To Guide, National Improvement Partnership NetworkCompendiumGuidelines, DataA complete guide on establishing an Improvement Partenrship, a durable, regional collaboration of public and private
partners that uses measurement-based efforts and a systems approach to improve the quality of children‘s health care. Lessons learned from eleven states implementing the approach and references to examples in other states. Topics inlcude evidence informed care , and developing a network of health care professionals who are committed to improving the
quality of children‘s health care.
CAChildren Helping Improve Pediatric Practice, Education and Research (CHIPPER) Demonstration ProjectInitiativeProviders & StaffThe CHIPPER team’s mission is to improve pediatric outcomes through evidence-based practice and healthcare provider education. CHIPPER is a consortium of physicians, nurses, researchers, and healthcare professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area working together to advance healthcare for children by investigating new approaches to the treatment and prevention of childhood diseases.
CACalifornia’s Confidential Health Information ActState LawsConfidentiality
CAAttracting and Retaining Adolescent Patients: Recommendations for School-Based Health Centers (2013), California School-Based Health Alliance.Welcoming EnvironmentRecommendations on various aspects of school based health center visits including: tips for the front desk, for the waiting room, and tips for during and after the visit. Each section includes a brief "quick-check" list.
CAMobile Adolescent Health Services Program, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford's Community Partnership programAccessibilityMulti-disciplinary staff provide custom-designed care for those who rely exclusively on the Teen Van as their only link to a network of services and knowledge they urgently
CATeenSource.orgwebsiteHealth Literacy, ConfidentialityCalifornia Family Health Council initiative that engages youth in topics about their sexual health (as part of overall health and wellness), provides a clinic locator, and a Know Your Rights section.
CA, CO, IL, IA, OR, TX, VTCompendium of State and Local Strategies: Adolescent & Young Adult Health National Resource CenterCompendiumGuidelines, Youth InvolvementStemming from an exploratory study conducted by NAHIC and the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center to the experiences of selected “top performing” states related to ACA implementation. Provides local, county and state level examples of strategies to increase access to health insurance coverage and preventive visits, and strategies adopted to improve the quality of preventive visits.
COBright Futures – State profile, ColoradoGuidelineExample of how Colorado’s Medicaid program has adopted the Bright Futures Guidelines as the standard of care in the state.
CO, NMMeasuring youth health engagement: development of the youth engagement with health services survey. Journal of Adolesc Health. 2014 Sep;55(3):334-40.Providers & StaffDiscusses a study created to validate a survey instrument designed to measure Youth Engagement with Health Services (YEHS!).
CO, NMRight Place, Right Time: School Based Health Centers Improve Care for Adolescents, School-Based Health Center Improvement Project (SHCIP)Data, Youth InvolvementSummarizes lessons and recommendations from the School-Based Health Center Improvement Project (SHCIP) - a joint project of Colorado and New Mexico to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing the quality of health care for children and youth. The five year (2010-2015) project was one of 10 grant-funded awards made to states and child health providers by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and made possible through the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing served as lead agency for SHCIP. Twenty-two school-based health centers (SBHCs) participated in SHCIP, 11 in each state. Key lessons and recommendations discussed include: electronic student health questionnaires; improving service delivery; advanced quality improvement; youth engagement with health care; using service data for practice and policy improvement.
CO, NMYouth Friendly Clinic Makeover, Colorado Department of Public Health & EnvironmentWelcoming EnvironmentSummarizes lessons learned and tips from CO pilot project for either implementing a makeover at your clinic or supporting clinics in the process.
CO, NM, NC, UTHow are Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration States working to improve adolescent health care? Evaluation Highlight No. 3GuidelineAims to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing quality of care for children. In February 2010, CMS awarded 10 grants to improve health care quality and delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. Highlights lessons and experiences of four states.
CTChildren & Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Connecticut's Medical Home InitiativeInitiativeTransitionResources including Transition to Adulthood Surveys (for youth and parents) to assess transition experiences of youth with special health care needs in Connecticut, including: health insurance; doctors and other healthcare providers; resources; health care, school, work, housing, transportation and other transitions.
CTResults Based Accountability (RBA) Report Card, Connecticut’s Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General AssemblyDataConnecticut’s Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly has adopted the Results Based Accountability approach to identify how well funded programs are doing in achieving a particular quality of life result and where changes may need to be made. The RBA report card is a requirement of all Department of Health supported School Based Health Centers, and is composed of three essential questions: How Much Did We Do? How Well Did We Do It? Is Anyone Better Off?
DENavigating the Health Care System curriculum, Nemours Children's Health ServicesCurriculum (youth)Health LiteracyNemours Children’s Health System developed a health
unit entitled Navigating the Health Care System to engage,
educate and empower adolescents to be their own health care advocates. The unit was piloted and refined in collaboration with schools and other community sites in Delaware over the course of several years. During the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 academic years, evaluation of the health unit showed significant knowledge gains among students as well as high teacher/presenter and student satisfaction. Nemours
is seeking expansion partners to help us grow our reach,
bringing the health unit to adolescents across the nation. Sample lesson plans, classroom videos, sample user agreement and data report, and access to a March 15th Informational Webinar archive and materials is available on the Moving Health Care Upstream website.
IAIowa Adolescent Well Visit (AWV) Focus Group Summaries with Adolescent and ParentsYouth InvolvementDeveloped as part of the Adolescent and Young Adult Health CoIIN, which propelled a cohort of Title V Programs to build their capacity around fostering new and expanding existing partnerships across public health and clinical care systems to advance the well-being of AYAs.
IA, MS, NM, TX, VTProfiles of Adolescent CoIIN States: Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource CenterCompendiumAccessibilityAYAH NRC monthly bulletin features updates and progress from five states participating in the AYAH Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) focused on discovering, identifying and implementing evidence-informed strategies to increase adolescents’ and young adults access to prevention health care visits and to improve the quality of these visits. (Page down to CoIIN Cohort heading)
IA, OKState Innovations in EPSDT, National Academy for State Health Policy Produced with the Support of The Commonwealth FundGuidelineExamples of how state Medicaid agencies (and specifically IA and OK) report using these resources to help primary care providers implement EPSDT.
IL, NY, VA, WABright Futures and State Implementation Issue Brief, Association of State and Territorial Health OfficialsGuidelineIllustrates how Illinois, New York, Virginia, and Washington have incorporated Bright Futures guidelines to State-level implementation and adoption of Bright Futures has increased local health departments’ ability to use Bright Futures in their own activities and train their staff.
MAA Day in the Life of a Mobile Health Clinic, National Clearinghouse on Families and YouthAccessibilityA mobile health clinic run by Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a FYSB grantee in Boston, runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.—the hours that they can reach the most homeless teens—and stops at shelters, parks, and subway stops. The street outreach team accompanies the van, passing out sandwiches on Tuesdays along with “survival guides”—brochures that highlight food banks, transitional living programs, and shelters that serve homeless youth.
MIAdolescent Champion Model, University of MichiganInitiativeProviders & Staff, Understanding Youth DevelopmentAward-winning model helps health centers to make their physical space, policies, and practices youth-centered. Consists of the Adolescent Centered Environment assessment process paired with an implementation plan of recommendations and resources, structured trainings and professional development opportunities, and technical assistance. Resources include: Screening tools; Starter Guides (mini-toolkits that offer concrete, actionable steps to improve adolescent health care, including risk screening, well exams, and Chlamydia Screening, school based health center collaboration); Gallery of free materials to display in your clinic (e.g. sample confidentiality poster; sample welcoming poster for teens; infographic highlighting the importance of adolescent risk screening; Manual on establishing and sustaining a Youth Advisory Council; and Suggestions for workflow implementation.
MIAdolescent Clinical Health Center Review Tool, Michigan Department of Community HealthScreening toolsDataMichigan Department of Community Health introduced an accreditation system in 2011 to increase accountability and standardized measures of performance across state-funded Child and Adolescent Health Centers (CAHC’s). Accreditation status, based on site review performance, is one mechanism of assuring CAHC program dollars are being used to fund strong and effective health centers that provide high quality care to Michigan’s most vulnerable children and adolescents, and a factor in considering overall health center performance.
MIAdolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process (ACE-AP), University of MichiganScreening toolsCommunications, Providers & StaffThe ACE-AP is a facilitated, comprehensive self-assessment and guided improvement process that includes customized resources, recommendations, technical assistance, and implementation plans using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) improvement cycles. Developed in partnership with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and Teen Advisory Council members. AHI can facilitate the ACE-AP in-person or virtually. AHI will guide your site through a self-assessment of your organization’s environment, policies and practices related to youth-friendly services. The ACE-AP addresses 12 key areas of adolescent-centered care.
MIAdolescent Health Initiative, University of Michigan (Gallery of Youth-Friendly clinic materials)Confidentiality, Welcoming EnvironmentMany health centers lack visual cues to ensure adolescent patients feel welcomed. Browse this gallery of free materials to display in your clinic.
MIAdolescent Health Initiative, University of Michigan (video gallery)Health Literacy, Confidentiality, Welcoming EnvironmentYouth driven videos created by AHI’s Teen Advisory Council on health care issues that matter most to them (e.g. Teen Self-Advocacy: How to be your own healthcare advocate; Helping Your Teen Navigate Healthcare; Voices of Transgender Adolescents in Health Care; What makes a welcoming clinic). Sample clinic materials: policies, posters, letters to parents, starter guides.
MIYouth Engagement Through Advisory Councils Manual, Human Services, Michigan Dept. of Health and Child and Adolescent Health Center Program.Youth InvolvementGuidance on the basics of youth engagement and youth/adult partnerships.,5885,7-339-73971_4911_4912-342474--,00.html
MITransformational Adolescent Health Care Delivery Models, Michigan Department of Community Health Transformational Grants (website, includes video gallery of grantees)AccessibilityWebsite includes video gallery of local grantees and implementation guides for team-based approaches to adolescent health care as part of comprehensive patient centered medical homes, through telemedicine and EMR systems in school based health care settings, pairing SBHCs with mobile health units, and more.
MITransformational Health Care Delivery Projects – Innovative Technology, Michigan Department of Community Health Transformational Grants (compilation of technology resources)AccessibilityCompilation of technology based resources to improve child and adolescent health care delivery used or considered by local grantee projects, including mobile applications, and computer based tools and programs geared toward young people).
MITransforming Adolescent Healthcare Delivery in the State of Michigan, The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services and Education (grant report)Accessibility, Providers & StaffReport on MI grant program, describing multiple examples of team-based approaches to adolescent health care in different settings.
MIUnderstanding Your Rights to Confidential Health Services, Teen Pregnancy Prevention InitiativeConfidentiality
MIYouth-Led Health Center Assessment Tool, University of MichiganWelcoming Environment, Youth InvolvementA clinic assessment tool intended to be completed by a group of youth with support from a health center
MNYouthChat: The Minnesota Model for Youth - Involved Adult TrainingCurriculum (providers)Communications, Providers & Staff, Understanding Youth Development, Youth InvolvementA guide to adapting the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics' model of involving youth as actors and teachers in training adult health care providers. Includes tools, worksheets, reading lists and extensive considerations for adapting the model to other states/settings.
MNMinnesota Health Literacy – statewide partnershipInitiativeHealth LiteracyInitiative that seeks to train health care providers about health literacy empower patients to ask for clear communication; and share health literacy resources.
MNScreening Tool Compilation, Minnesota Department of Health Screening toolsGuidelineMinnesota Department of Health Screening has created multiple teen screening tools for local clinics, including an adapted a long and short HEADSSS guide for local clinics on how to question teens based on their clinic’s needs.
MNStandards of Care for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Care and Best Practices. Better Together, Hennepin County, MinnesotaWelcoming EnvironmentHennepin County, MN, standards for providing sexual health care to adolescents, and best practices for meeting those standards.
MSTeenHealth Mississippi InitiativeUnderstanding Youth Development, ConfidentialityTeenHealth Mississippi works to build the capacity of healthcare providers and staff in Mississippi by delivering training on Minors’ Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare through trainings on youth friendly healthcare a free online resource for healthcare providers to help clarify minors’ consent and confidentiality rights.
NMEnvision New Mexico, Adolescent Health Initiative telehealth seriesInitiativeUnderstanding Youth DevelopmentBest-practice care for adolescents in: Basic concepts in adolescent health and development; Effective communication; Laws, policies and quality standards; Clinical care of adolescents with specific conditions.
NMNew Mexico YouthCHAT InitiativeInitiativeCommunications, Providers & Staff, Youth InvolvementNew Mexico Department of Health’s Office of School and Adolescent Health initiative in partnership with the Public Academy for Performing Arts high school in Albuquerque. Provides youth-led training and workshops for school-based health center providers and staff, medical residents through the UNM Medical School, and lawyers through the UMN Law School.
NMNew Mexico Youth Health Literacy: A Toolkit To Strengthen Health Literacy, New Mexico Department of Health, Office of School & Adolescent HealthToolkitHealth Literacy, Youth InvolvementNew Mexico Department of Health, Office of School & Adolescent Health toolkit developed with and for youth for the purpose of: providing fun and meaningful activities for youth about healthcare; engaging youth in discussions that will help improve their understanding and skills necessary to support self-care and well-being.
NMNM Know Your Health Campaign & Toolkit, New Mexico Adolescent & Young Adult Health CollaborationToolkitProviders & Staff, Health Literacy, Welcoming EnvironmentDeveloped by the New Mexico Adolescent & Young Adult Health Collaboration, Innovation and Improvement Network (CoIIN) as a resource for healthcare providers & staff to utilize in promoting and empowering adolescent and young adult health (ages 10-25). Including provider training and education materials; assessments, surveys and questionnaires for assessing clinic youth-friendliness; and Know Your Health Campaign materials (posters, memes, piktocharts, handouts) to promote youth health literacy, a safe & youth-friendly environment.
NMYouth Health Literacy Guide Tools for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Envision New MexicoUnderstanding Youth DevelopmentA series of tools to increase the health literacy of young people who are pregnant/expectant and parenting (and for adults who support them) to navigate the health care system for themselves and their young children including: Location health care (where and what kind); types of health care providers and insurance; paying for health care; how to read an insurance card; how to find providers and make appointments; and am I ready to access health care after I leave school?
NYAdolescent Prevention Care-Screening Questions, New York State Department of Health, Division of Managed Care and Program EvaluationTool; Data ResourceDataMeasures of preventive care for adolescents, and provider information component, based on recommendations of national organizations, developed to help MCO’s and providers facilitate use of the instrument.
OHOhio Talk (Transforming Adolescent Care Learning Collaborative) InitiativeProviders & StaffAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter, initiative supported by United Healthcare Community Plan. Aims to improve the adolescent well visit specifically and adolescent health in general by training office staff and providers on closing the gap on missed opportunities, decreasing no-show rates by using best practices in follow-up, improving the quality of visits, and articulating the difference between a comprehensive well visit and sports clearance visits to help educate families. AND NNSAHC webinar archive
OROregon Health Authority Minor Rights: Access and Consent to Health Care A resource for providers, parents and educatorsState lawsConfidentialityProvides basic information about minors’ ability to consent to health care services, as well as
how health care information is treated in Oregon.
OROregon Health Authority, Protecting Patient Privacy: The Oregon Confidential Communication Request, What Providers Need to Know.State lawsConfidentiality
ORUsing Claims Data to Measure Adolescent Screening: Issues To Consider, Oregon Pediatric Improvement PartnershipDataDiscusses the potential for two Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) Incentive measures (depression screening and screening for alcohol and drug misuse).
ORAdolescent Well Care Visits
Guidance Document , Oregon Health Authority
Accessibility, Providers & StaffThis document is a resource to help Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), health systems, quality improvement professionals, and providers improve their approach to comprehensive adolescent well care. This document will be updated as appropriate to reflect any changes in policy, regulation, and measurement.
ORAdolescent Well-Visits: An Integral Strategy for Achieving the Triple Aim
Policy and Practice-Level Strategies to Improve Adolescent Well-Visit Rates
July 2015. Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership
GuidelinesCommunications, Confidentiality, Data, Accessibility, Providers & Staff, Guidelines, TransitionA high-level summary of high priority impactful opportunities at the policy, community, system and practice-level, identified by OPIP Partners.
OROregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership confidentiality toolsConfidentialityQuestionnaire for adolescent and for parent of adolescent, sample letters to parents, poster and handouts for parents and teens explaining confidentiality.
ORPatient Privacy and Confidentiality: A Survey of Healthcare Providers in Oregon (2016)Confidentiality
ORYouth Experiences of Prevention Care, Oregon Health AuthorityYouth InvolvementSummary Report of Youth Listening Sessions Conducted in Jackson and Umatilla Counties, Oregon Health Authority
ORHealth Hack Curriculum – Oregon (FamilyCare Health)CurriculumHealth LiteracySeries of programs and resources for youth and young adults (ages 15-25) including resources, activities and tips (called hacks) that break down health and wellness, insurance and self-advocacy in a way that is easy to understand. Schools, health partners and other youth-serving organizations may co-brand and use the curriculum for free as-is or tailored as needed (keeping Health Hack logo). Available on Oregon Health Authority website – Overview webinar archive, curriculum overview, full curriculum (including train-the-trainer and participant materials) and videos.
PAYour Body, Your Rights (website), powered by the American Civil Liberties Union of PennsylvaniawebsiteHealth LiteracyThis website offers guidance to minors who want to learn about their right to health care and mental health
RIRhode Island Dare to Dream Leadership ProgramInitiativeTransitionRI Adolescent Transition Program assists youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities as they transition to the adult systems of primary and specialty care, education, employment, and insurance. Resources available include: information and poster on transition transfer from adolescent to adult health care, and Youth Transition Workbook (English and Spanish)
RIAdolescent Patient Centered Care Project, Brown UniversityInitiativeYouth InvolvementDescribes a variety of sources that have shaped, and are currently shaping, health and health-related programming for adolescents and young adults including Positive Youth Development (PYD), the Patient-Centered Medical Home and efforts to enhance patient and family-centered care across the health care system.
RIRhode Island Department of Health, Complete Care NotebookTransitionPortable organizer for families to record and file their child's important health information.
RIPatient Engagement for Youth in Multiple Facets of Healthcare in Rhode Island (2016) Rhode Island Medical Journal, 2016 Aug 1;99(8):19-21.Understanding Youth Development, Youth InvolvementLessons from the Youth Advisory Board of the Adolescent Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Initiative at Brown Family Medicine, which brought together adolescents to gather feedback about participants' preferences for their health care and bring that feedback to health care providers.
RIThe Adolescent Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative of Rhode Island, February 2016, Volume 58, Issue 2, Supplement, Page S23Guideline, AccessibilityThe Adolescent Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (APCMHI) aimed to enhance access to, and quality of, care for adolescents in Rhode Island through a community-based effort linking health care sites, community agencies and schools.
TXHealth Care Transition Service Models and Providers’ Attitudes, Health Care Transition Talks (2013) Texas Children’s Adolescent Medicine Clinic & Baylor College of MedicineTransitionPresentation archive
VTAdolescent and Youth Friendly Service Tour & Clinic Environmental Assessment Tool, Vermont Child Health Improvement ProjectClinic ToolWelcoming EnvironmentTwo assessment tools - for youth, and for providers and clinics, provide instructions for assessing a clinic for youth friendliness, and making recommendations or comments for clinic improvement.
VTVermont Youth Health Improvement InitiativeInitiativeProviders & StaffA partnership between Vermont MCH, the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP), Vermont Medicaid, and private insurers focused on increasing the skills and confidence of providers (pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, office staff) in providing comprehensive preventive health visits, including screening for risks and assessing strengths.
VTVermont Adolescent and Young Adult Patient Exit Survey – Sample for ClinicsProviders & StaffDeveloped as part of the Adolescent and Young Adult Health CoIIN, which propelled a cohort of Title V Programs to build their capacity around fostering new and expanding existing partnerships across public health and clinical care systems to advance the well-being of AYAs.
WAAdolescent Screening and Surveillance Tool Compilations, University of Washington Medical Center CompilationGuidelineCompilation of adolescent screening tools by topic.
WAThe SPOT (Supporting Positive Opportunities for Teens), an affiliate of the Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineAccessibilityA comprehensive health and social services center that serves young people ages 13-24 in St. Louis, Missouri, providing free, confidential medical care, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and case management services to any young people who needs them. The SPOT also provides a safe place for teens to hang out. Youth can drop in from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. to use a computer, take a shower, or grab a snack.
WIEvidence Based Behavioral Health Screening Tools for use in schools, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Screening toolsGuidelineCompilation of evidence-based, behavioral health screening tools available in the public domain for pupil services professionals to use in schools, including tools that address student strengths, difficulties, and health behaviors.
WIWisconsin Provider and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH)Communications, Health Literacy, Providers & Staff. Understanding Youth DevelopmentAn intervention designed to bridge the communication gap between teens and their health care providers. by allowing providers the opportunity to gain privileged access to this unique population (teens teaching providers and peers how to communicate effectively). At the same time, the PATCH program works to empower teens to utilize providers as valuable and trusted resources by harnessing the power of peer education.
Confidentiality Protections for Adolescents and Young Adults
in the Health Care Billing and Insurance Claims Process, Journal of Adolescent Health 58 (2016)
CompendiumConfidentialityJoint position statement of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics
Health Literacy, Research Facts and Findings, ACT for Youth Center for ExcellenceCompilationHealth LiteracyDiscussion of adolescent health literacy research and assessment tools.
Adolescent Development Toolkit, Act for Youth Center of ExcellenceCompilationUnderstanding Youth DevelopmentThis toolkit presents selected web-based resources that explain and describe adolescent development. Resources include guides, articles, fact sheets, videos, narrated presentations, and websites.
Adolescent Preventive Services Visits Evidence Brief, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child HealthCompilationDataCompilation of Title V/MCH resources related to NPM #10 Adolescent Well Visits, including links to related data sources.
Compilation of Resources on Confidential Adolescent Care, National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) at the University of California, San FranciscoCompilationConfidentialityCompilation of resources on confidentiality.
Confidentiality Resources For Adolescents, Young Adults, and Parents, Society for Adolescent Health and MedicineCompilationConfidentialityLinks and fact sheets for youth/young adults, and for parents.
Preventive care benefits for children (and adolescents), Healthcare.govCompilationGuideline, AccessibilityA complete list of well-child and preventive health services that are covered under the Affordable Care Act.
Michigan Public Health Institute online courses for CEU's incl. Motivational Interviewing and Risk & Resiliency (Free)Curriculum (professionals)Providers & Staff, Understanding Youth offers Internet-based information and education resources for Michigan's healthcare providers and consumers.
Office of Adolescent Health, E-Learning Module: Adolescent DevelopmentCurriculum (professionals)Understanding Youth DevelopmentFree online training for youth serving professionals.
Reaching Teens (online curriculum), American Academy of PediatricsCurriculum (professionals)Providers & Staff, Understanding Youth DevelopmentAn online curriculum that teaches youth-serving health care providers how to incorporate strength-based, trauma-informed communication strategies, foster resilience-building, and support healthy adolescent development through videos, group learning, handouts, and quizzes. For purchase.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) 101 Online, Act for Youth Center of ExcellenceCurriculum (professionals)Understanding Youth DevelopmentSeries of short courses intended to introduce PYD to new youth work professionals, volunteers, and advocates, stand-alone, interactive 30 min courses can be taken in any order. Free, requires registration.
Texas Health StepsCurriculum (professionals)Providers & StaffTexas Health Steps’ award-winning online program offers FREE CE courses for primary care providers and other health professionals. These courses offer updated clinical, regulatory, and best practice guidelines for a range of preventive health, oral health, mental health, and case management topics. (choose training content by profession: Nurse, social worker, physician, dentist, pharmacist, general
Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment - A curriculum for Health Workers, Participant Manual.Curriculum (providers)Communications, Transition, Providers & StaffModule 4 Communicating with and counseling adolescents (including building trust and rapport, effective counseling techniques). Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. Module 13 Supporting the Transition to Adult Health Care
Adolescent Medicine Resident Curriculum, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.Curriculum (providers)Providers & StaffThis curriculum is designed both for four-week adolescent medicine rotations and for residents’ longitudinal training. Learning objectives are linked with educational and clinical resources to enhance Adolescent Medicine education, and are divided into ten core content modules. We hope you find these materials helpful in supplementing existing adolescent rotation teaching or as a guideline to develop or revamp adolescent medicine clinical rotations.
Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP), Physicians for Reproductive HealthCurriculum (providers)Providers & StaffComprehensive, free evidence-based curriculum (available on flash drive) for residency programs, providers, and other professionals who serve adolescents on critical reproductive and sexual health topics.
EuTEACH adolescent medicine and health online training materialsCurriculum (providers)International provider of training materials and courses in adolescent health. Free online resources include: set of 25 training modules covering adolescent medicine and health and related PowerPoint slides; and videos illustrating how to effectively interview adolescents.
The Public Health Advocacy Curriculum from Stanford Medical Youth Science ProgramCurriculum (youth)Youth InvolvementA 10-lesson, experiential Public Health Advocacy Curriculum intended to teach students how conditions in their neighborhood affect their health and engage them in health-related advocacy efforts. The Curriculum was created for high school classrooms but lessons can be modified for other populations and settings.
Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs: Environmental Scan of Strategies National Performance Measure (NPM) #10: Adolescent Well VisitData ResourceDataA collaborative initiative of the Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University, AMCHP, and Welch Medical Library. Includes reviews and collections of strategies to advance performance for NPM #10, Adolescent Well Visit, frameworks and landmark initiatives, data sources, and inclusion and exclusion criteria).
Implementing the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS), Am Fam Physician. 1998 May 1;57(9):2181-2188,GuidelinesGuidelineThe Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS) include recommendations developed and promoted by the American Medical Association's Department of Adolescent Health and are intended to organize, restructure and redefine health care delivery for 11- to 21-year-old patients.
Integrate Bright Futures Into Your Electronic Health Record System, American Academy of PediatricsGuidelinesConfidentiality, DataDiscusses the benefits and practice of integrating Bright Futures into electronic health records.
Summary of Recommended Guidelines for Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents up to Age 18 (April 2016), UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult MedicineGuidelinesGuidelineSynthesizes adolescent preventive service recommendations from USPSTF, Bright Futures, and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Consists of a 1-page summary document, and a longer supplemental document, which provides details about risk factors and screening tests.
A Teen Friendly Reproductive Health Visit, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionInfographicWelcoming EnvironmentInfographic
Adolescents vs. Young Adults Health Care Infographic, Association of Maternal and Child Health ProgramsInfographicUnderstanding Youth DevelopmentInfographic
GOT TRANSITION? Center for Health Care Transition ImprovementInitiativeTransitionA cooperative agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families.
MIT Young Adult Development ProjectInitiativeUnderstanding Youth DevelopmentCreated to capture the powerful new research findings that are emerging about young adulthood and to make these insights more accessible to those who need them, including colleges and universities, employers, parents, human service providers, and young adults themselves.
Office of Adolescent Health; Think, Act, Grow (TAG)InitiativeGuideline, Providers & StaffAdolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents. Resources include a compilation of links and tools for risk screening and assessment tools and guidelines.
The SSHADESS Screen (2014), American Academy of PediatricsScreening toolsCommunications, Providers & StaffA one page reference sheet of risk and protective factors outlined by the SHADESS interview categories to assess: Strengths, School, Home Activities, Drugs/Substance Use, Emotions/Eating/Depression, Sexuality, Safety.
Adolescent Wellness Exam Time Tool, American College of Preventive MedicineScreening toolsProviders & StaffProvide an executive summary of the most up-to-date information on delivering preventive services to patients in the context of a clinical visit. Information presented is based on evidence presented in peer-reviewed journals.
CRAFFT Screening Tool, Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse ResearchScreening toolsGuidelineBehavioral health screening tool for use with children under the age of 21 and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse for use with adolescents. It consists of a series of 6 questions developed to screen adolescents for high risk alcohol and other drug use disorders simultaneously.
HEEADSSS 3.0: The psychosocial interview for adolescents updated for a new century fueled by media, Modern Medicine NetworkScreening toolsCommunications, Guideline, Providers & Staff, Understanding Youth Development, Confidentiality, Welcoming EnvironmentDiscusses the importance of and how to conduct a psychosocial history using the HEEADSSS method of interviewing adolescents, and includes characteristics of resilient youth and strength based approaches to interviewing.
HEEADSSS assessment: risk and protective factors (2010), Adolescent Health Working Group, American Academy of Pediatrics.Screening toolsCommunications, Guideline, Providers & Staff, Understanding Youth Development, Confidentiality, Welcoming EnvironmentA quick reference summary chart of risk and protective factors outlined by HEADSS interview categories to assess: Home environment, Education and employment, Eating, peer-related Activities, Drugs, Sexuality, Suicide/depression, and Safety from injury and violence .
An Overview of State Minor Consent Laws, Guttmacher InstituteState LawsConfidentiality
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