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Improving Care

Why Improving Care Matters

Adolescents have health care needs that are different than those of other age groups. Yet, many health care providers do not feel adequately equipped to meet those needs. By improving the quality of care provided to adolescents, we can close the many gaps they experience in care and improve their overall health and well-being.

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Components of Youth-Friendly Care

AHI strives to transform the health care landscape to better serve adolescents and young adults with the ultimate goal of increasing access to high quality, youth-friendly care. We support health centers to make improvements in the following 12 key areas of adolescent-centered care:

  • Access to Care
  • Adolescent Appropriate Environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Best Practices & Standards of Care
  • Reproductive & Sexual Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • Nutritional Health
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Staff Attitude & Respectful Treatment
  • Adolescent Involvement & Engagement
  • Parent Engagement
  • Outreach & Community Engagement

Resources That Can Help

AHI offers training, consulting, and ready-to-implement strategies to help health centers across the country improve their adolescent-centered care.