What matters to youth? Gaining adolescent perspectives on health care

August 10, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Gathering feedback from adolescents can help improve the youth-friendliness of Michigan Medicine’s health centers, but it is often challenging to do.

The Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI), in collaboration with its youth advisory council, recently created an assessment tool to engage youth in evaluating health centers, including its environment and services.

The facilitator guide is designed to help adults support youth in using this tool. The facilitator guide includes a link to a video developed by AHI’s youth advisory council titled, “What Matters to You(th)? Perspectives on Health Care Experiences.” Filmed from the point of view of three teens visiting a health center, this video prompts youth to consider what is important to them when accessing health care.

These resources add to AHI’s growing menu of tools to create adolescent-centered environments. Additionally, AHI is currently recruiting health care sites to pilot the youth-assessment tool and facilitator guide.

For questions or for more information, please email adolescenthealth@umich.edu.

Website: http://www.adolescenthealthinitiative.org

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