February 19, 2018

Learning Community #1: Creating Youth-Centered Care (webinar series)


The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH-NRC) is pleased to announce the first Learning Community series:

Learning Community Series #1: Youth-Centered Care

Next webinar—  “Improving Adolescent-Centered Care: Training your team when you don’t have the time or resources for training”

Date: January 23, 3018, 1PM EST


A highlight of free, pre-packaged mini-trainings called “Sparks” created by the University of Michigan’s Adolescent Health Initiative:

  • Designed for health care providers or staff to deliver in 15-30 minutes at staff meetings or professional development opportunities
  • Used to “spark” discussion and reflection among a multidisciplinary audience
  • The goal to improve youth-centered health care

There will be 2 sessions, both presented from 1:00- 2:00 PM EST:

  • January 23, 2018 for Public Health professionals with a focus on how to partner to help health care providers conduct Sparks trainings as part of their clinical QI work.
  • February 1, 2018 for health care providers and clinic staff with focus on how to use Sparks trainings in clinical QI efforts. Register here.

About this series:

This virtual learning series is an opportunity for state MCH professionals and partners to explore the myriad of ways to collaboratively improve health care for youth (age 10-25) with the goal to create care that centers on youth. These opportunities include webinars, case studies and discussion forums to delve into clinic quality improvement, confidentiality, healthcare provider/staff training, youth healthcare literacy, working with FQHCs and community clinics, partnering with youth, statewide partnerships, and more.

YOUTH-CENTERED HEALTHCARE is a framework that weaves together quality clinical care done in a way that connects with and meets the needs of young people.

  • Accessible
  • Fosters open communication
  • Provided by staff skilled in fostering health promotion, risk reduction & healthy development
  • Based on evidence-based clinical guidelines
  • Offered in ways that protect confidentiality
  • Provided in spaces and ways that are welcoming to young people
  • Engages youth in their care

Archived webinars from this series:

Contact Kristin Teipel (teipe001@umn.edu)