Adolescent Health

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Adolescence, defined as ages 11 through 21, is a time of major physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. It brings opportunities for improving health and preventing disease and disability, both in the short- and long-term. Our work focuses on improving the quantity and quality of adolescent annual well visits, reducing firearm injury, exploring implementation of school-based health centers, and creating opportunities for meaningful youth engagement. We also support national work to improve the mental health of adolescents and young adults by bringing together state maternal and child health programs and clinical partners to address youth’s needs.

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  • Youth Voice

Have you ever wondered how to bring the perspectives and thoughts of youth to your work? Click here to learn about the VT RAYS Youth Advisory Board and how they can meaningfully contribute to your work and practice.  

  • The second cohort of the Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health Collaboration Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) is wrapping up.  Participating clinics exceeded the goal of an 80% depression screening rate at well care visits.
  • Interested in youth engagement opportunities?  Check out the VT RAYS!
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Current Projects
Adolescent & Young Adult Behavioral Health CoIIN
Firearms and Suicide Prevention
Youth Health Improvement Initiative

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