August 17, 2017

T.I.P.S. Program

The Teens Increasing Preventive Services (T.I.P.S.) is a program implemented by UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (including current AYAH-NRC partners) in partnership with a large HMO. This program aimed to improve screening and counseling rates for risky health behaviors, including tobacco use, of adolescents at their annual health care provider visit. The program evaluation found that both screening and counseling for tobacco use, as well as other risky behaviors, increased significantly when the T.I.P.S. intervention was implemented in the primary care setting.

The T.I.P.S. program was reviewed and posted to the Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPS) website. It is comprised of clinician trainings in adolescent preventive services and the later implementation of customized screening and charting forms.