Promising Practice

Adolescent Champion Model

State/Jurisdiction: National
Setting: Clinical
Population: Adolescents & Young Adults Medical & Public Health Professionals
Topic Area: Primary & Preventative Care Health Promotion & Communication
NPMs: NPM 12: Transition

The Adolescent Champion Model is a multi-faceted intervention to address a health center’s environment, policies, and practices to ensure that all aspects of a visit to the health center are youth-centered. The goal of the Adolescent Champion Model is to improve services for adolescent patients at clinical practices across the country. The model brings together youth-serving clinical providers in a community of practice to execute practice improvement through PDSA cycles over an 18-month intervention. The model is a multifaceted approach to improving adolescent-centered care in primary care settings. The Adolescent Champion model has been shown to yield statistically significant improvements in provider and staff knowledge and attitudes around adolescent confidentiality and minor consent, provider and staff attitudes around health center climate related to adolescent-centered care, and adolescent patient satisfaction with services provided at the health center.

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Implementation Handout

Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine
Adolescent Health Initiative
(734) 998-2009
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