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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.

If you are enrolled in the Adolescent Champion Model, log in here to access Core Content eLearning modules using the password provided by your consultant. Please contact adolescenthealth@umich.edu if you have any questions.

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
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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

Colorado
Children's Medical Center
Denver Health Westside Pediatric Clinic
Kids First Health Care: Adams City Middle School
Kids First Health Care: Adams City High School
Kids First Health Care: Gregory Hill Early Childhood Center
Kids First Health Care: Kearney Middle School
Pediatric Partners

Michigan
Michigan Medicine- Briarwood Family Medicine 
Michigan Medicine- Briarwood Pediatrics 
Michigan Medicine- Brighton Pediatrics 
Michigan Medicine- Canton Adult Medicine & Pediatrics 
Michigan Medicine- Chelsea Family Medicine 
Michigan Medicine- Dexter Family Medicine 
Michigan Medicine- Domino’s Farms Family Medicine 
Michigan Medicine- East Ann Arbor Adult Medicine & Pediatrics 
Michigan Medicine- East Ann Arbor Pediatrics 
Helen DeVos Adolescent Medicine 
Helen DeVos Pediatrics 
IHA Canton Pediatrics 
IHA Family Medicine Arbor Park 
IHA Pediatrics Arbor Park 
Michigan Medicine- Livonia Family Medicine
Michigan Medicine- Northville Pediatrics 
Obstetrics & Gynecology at Michigan Medicine 
Michigan Medicine- Saline Pediatrics
St. Joe’s Medical Group Livonia Adult Medicine & Pediatrics 
St. John Providence Pediatrics 
The Corner Health Center
Michigan Medicine- Ypsilanti Pediatrics 

Texas
El Buen Samaritano
Harris County Public Health
HOPE Clinic
Legacy Community Health Servics, Inc.
Lone Star Family Health Center
Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.
Spring Branch Community Health Center
UT Physician's Pediatric Teen Clinic
Vecino Health Centers - Children's Airline Clinic

Wisconsin
CMG Teen Health Clinic
Eau Claire City-County Health Department 
Family Planning Health Services Stevens Point
Marshfield Clinic - Lake Hallie
Marshfield Clinic - Oakwood
Marshfield Clinic - Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
NorthLakes Community Clinic
Oneida Co. Health Department
University of Wisconsin Health - Bellville
University of Wisconsin Health - Northeast
University of Wisconsin Health - Verona
Midtown Clinic Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin 

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, Michigan
  • "[AHI] has helped me and my fellow physicians realize the barriers that teens face and what we can do to help break down those barriers."

    Pediatrician Michigan Medicine, Michigan

We Can Help!

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