Reclaiming Missed Opportunities
Health centers across the country often struggle with missed opportunities to provide adolescents the best care. We can help!
The Adolescent Health Initiative works to transform the health care landscape to optimize adolescent health and well-being through practice improvement, education, research, and youth and community engagement.,
AHI’s goal is to transform the health care landscape for adolescents and young adults. We partner with primary care, school-based health, and youth-serving organizations that have spanned 44 states (including D.C. and Puerto Rico). Are you interested in working with us?
Learn about how to work with Adolescent Health Initiative.
Through improving health center environments, policies, and practices and training staff and providers, AHI’s evidence-based models have increased access to youth-friendly care across the country.
The Adolescent Champion Teen Advisory Council (TAC TAC) is a diverse group of youth ages 15-22 in the Washtenaw County area who serve as an advisory council to the Adolescent Health Initiative.
TAC TAC co-facilitating the planning of the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health: Over the years, TAC TAC has participated in and supported the planning of the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health.
We're Here for You poster, 2017: Youth-driven and informed poster to guide youth as they take more ownership over their health care.
Youth-Led Health Center Assessment, 2017: Assessment tool and facilitator’s guide used to engage young people in evaluating the youth-friendliness of health centers. This resource has been recently adapted for behavioral health settings.
Virtual Care poster, 2021: Youth driven and informed poster to encourage young people to discuss virtual care options with their provider.
Take Charge of Your Health Care poster, 2016: Youth-driven and informed poster to guide youth as they take more ownership over their health care.
Youth-Adult Co-Facilitation Models, 2020: The AHI Team and TAC TAC members co-created three modules to help youth and adults co-facilitate in meaningful ways.
Adolescent-Centered Medical Homes video, 2015: TAC TAC explores many of the ways that primary care and other health care settings can make sure that their space is youth-friendly.
2021 Conference on Adolescent Health TAC TAC Energizer, 2021: Members of TAC TAC lead an energizer at the 2021 Conference on Adolescent Health.
Youth Summit at the Big House, 2022: TAC TAC supported the planning and facilitation of AHI’s booth at the 2021 Youth Summit. At this event, middle schoolers from across the state of Michigan came to learn about various health occupations.
Youth Networking Session at Annual Conference on Adolescent Health, 2022: TAC TAC and the Young Patients' Autoimmune Research and Empowerment Alliance (YPAREA) hosted the first ever Youth Networking Session at the 2022 Conference on Adolescent Health. The Youth Networking Room was open throughout the Conference for young people to connect and relax between sessions.
Get the latest about what is happening with Adolescent Health Initiative, plus news about upcoming conferences and events.
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