Adolescent Health / Youth Health Improvement Initiative (YHII)

The Youth Health Improvement Initiative (YHII) began in 2001 through partnership between Vermont Maternal and Child Health (MCH), the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP), Vermont Medicaid and private insurers. Since 2001, the project has influenced over 70 pediatric and family medicine practices across the state of Vermont. 

Currently, our efforts are targeted at understanding why adolescents do not access annual well visits with Vermont providers who are well trained to deliver excellent, comprehensive services. 

Adolescent and Young Adult Toolkit is full of information regarding the health of adolescents and young adults, including direct web links, posters, brochures, a practice specific editable form, research articles and more. Take a peak at each section and take advantage of the resources at your disposal.

Vermont RAYS

Through the newly established Vermont RAYS , the project will continue to foster collaborations with adolescents and young adults in informing project work, including developing resources and educational materials, advising primary care medical homes and strategizing initiatives to increase awareness of adolescents and young adults. 


The VT RAYS share a youth perspective on issues that affect adolescent health care.




YHII Project Contact                                                                                             

Alyssa Consigli, RD                                                                                                                           


YHII Project Team

Erica Gibson, MD, Adolescent Medicine Specialist                                                                                                   

Rebecca Bell, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Physician                                                                  

Alyssa Consigli, RD, Project Director

Angela Zinno, MA, Project Coordinator

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