About the Resource Center
The Center aims to promote adolescent and young adult (AYA) health by strengthening the abilities of State Title V MCH Programs, as well as public health and clinical health professionals, to better serve these populations (ages 10-25).
Our work focuses on increasing the receipt of quality preventive visits for AYAs. This is a focus of many state Title V programs, including those that selected National Performance Measure (NPM) #10: percent of adolescents (ages 12-17) with a past-year preventive visit. (Click here for more information about adolescent-focused NPMs).
A major foci of the center is the AYAH Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN):
We are adapting the CoIIN model to help selected states address the well visit for adolescents and young adults. The CoIIN model, used by many states to address infant mortality, combines collaborative learning and quality improvement methods to drive a national strategy. We launched our first CoIIN in May 2015 with Iowa, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas, and Vermont. The second CoIIN was launched in April 2017 with Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Washington, and Wyoming.
Read below to learn more about the 3 objectives of our project: