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In 2013, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University launched the Youth Providers 2.0 (YP2.0) initiative, with support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

 
YP2.0 aims to improve dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to adolescent and young adult (AYA) healthcare providers through the use of new media technologies. The goal is to provide clinicians and youth-serving professionals from a variety of disciplines with PCOR information that guides adolescent clinical services.

 

Formative Research

Beginning in the fall of 2013 through the spring of 2014, the YP2.0 initiative undertook formative research, utilizing both Key Informant Interviews and a Web-Based Survey, to identify training needs of providers who care for adolescents and gather the opinions of adolescent health and medicine specialists and leaders about: AYA health needs; priorities for training SAHM members and non-adolescent medicine specialists who provide care to AYA; barriers to receiving information about PCOR; and suggestions to enhance dissemination of PCOR on AYA clinical care guidelines and best practices.
 
A research report summarizing the findings of this needs assessment and offering recommendations for future training of adolescent health and medicine providers can be accessed here.  The executive summary of the report can be accessed here

 

SAHM's Adolescent Health Weekly News Roundup

With an eye towards PCOR, SAHM’s Adolescent Health Weekly News Roundup aims to keep SAHM’s members up-to-date on the most recent adolescent health news and research, including recent research in the news, the latest national and international adolescent health news, and recently released publications, resources, conference announcements, and training opportunities.

Click here to sign up to receive SAHM’s Adolescent Health Weekly News Roundup and to read archived Roundups.
 

 

Clinical Care Resource Guides


YP2.0 is creating a series of Clinical Care Resource Guides which are intended to provide guidance and resources to adolescent and young adult health care providers and youth serving professionals. The guides include clinical care guidelines and resources such as training tools, clinical resources, publications, videos, and webinars.

Click here to access the first Clinical Care Resource Guide, which focuses on sexual and reproductive health.

Click here to access the second Clinical Care Resource Guide, which focuses on confidentiality.

Click here to access the third Clinical Care Resource Guide, which focuses on mental health.

Click here to access the fourth Clinical Care Resource Guide, which focuses on substance use.

Click here to access to the fifth Clinical Care Resource Guide, which focuses on physical and psychosocial development.

Resources for Adolescents and Parents are also available aimed specifically at adolescents and young adults and their parents.  Health care providers and youth serving professionals can offer these additional resources or print a PDF one-page reference sheet to adolescents and parents looking for additional information, including support groups, peer networks, helplines, treatment locators, and advocacy opportunities. 


Principal Investigator: John Santelli, MD, MPH
Evaluator: Marina Catallozzi, MD, MSCE
Project Director: Jennifer Heitel, MPH
Provider Education and New Technologies Coordinator: Monica Chase
 
YP2.0 is supported by grant number R18HS021943 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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