Adolescent Champion Model

Our Model

AHI developed the Adolescent Champion model to drive health centers to become adolescent-centered medical homes. The 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.

AC Model

The Adolescent Champion model is an 18-month process that includes:

The Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process (ACE-AP), a comprehensive health center assessment process addressing a health center’s youth-friendliness

Quality improvement initiatives focused on best practices in adolescent health care and HEDIS measures

Sparks, or pre-packaged mini-trainings, for health center staff and providers on adolescent-centered care

Patient, staff, and provider evaluations to assess improvement throughout the process

Tailored technical assistance, training, and resources to reduce barriers to change and increase opportunities for success

The Adolescent Champion model has received awards from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, Healthy Teen Network, and Michigan Medicine for its innovative approach to improving adolescent health care.

Impact

Adolescent Champion health centers demonstrate significant improvement in the following areas:

  • Adolescent patient satisfaction
  • Staff perception of adolescent-centered care within their clinic
  • Provider comfort and confidence in caring for adolescence
  • Provider and staff knowledge of and attitudes toward confidentiality and minor consent laws
AC-Model_Impact

Adolescent Champion health centers demonstrate significant improvement in the following areas:

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Increase in adolescent patients who received a preventive care visit
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Increase in adolescents who received behavioral health services
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Increase in adolescent patients up-to-date on HPV vaccination

80% of Adolescent Champion sites reported improvements in at least 3 of the following:

  • Total number of adolescent visits
  • Number of preventive care visits
  • Number of behavioral/mental health visits
  • Number of behavioral referrals

*all data based on improvements made between baseline and project-end

Consulting & Technical Assistance – What We Offer

Who We’ve Worked With

St. Joe’s Medical Group Livonia Adult Medicine & Pediatrics
Helen DeVos Adolescent Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology at Michigan Medicine
University of Wisconsin Health Bellville
Ypsilanti Pediatrics
St. John Providence Pediatrics
Family Planning Health Services – Stevens Point
Saline Pediatrics
North Lakes Community Clinic
Chelsea Family Medicine
Eau Claire City-County Health Department
Domino’s Farms Family Medicine
Midtown Clinic Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
East Ann Arbor Adult Medicine & Pediatrics
Helen DeVos Pediatrics
East Ann Arbor Pediatrics
IHA Pediatrics Arbor Park
Briarwood Family Medicine
The Corner Health Center
Briarwood Pediatrics
IHA Family Medicine Arbor Park
Brighton Pediatrics
IHA Canton Pediatrics
Northville Pediatrics
Canton Adult Medicine & Pediatrics
Dexter Family Medicine
Livonia Family Medicine

What Clients Are Saying

  • "Working with AHI has given us a tremendous framework to improve the care we provide to adolescents. The tools are terrific and are enhanced by the guidance and insights we’ve received from AHI staff along the way."

    Administrator St. Joe’s Medical Group
  • "[Working with AHI] we have made more changes to our practice in the past year than we have in the past five years."

    Pediatrician Michigan Medicine

We Can Help!

Become an Adolescent Champion! We facilitate the Adolescent Champion model with health centers across the United States.