Additional Resources

Publications and Research Posters

AYAH Center Newsletter   

Sex Education

Full Spectrum: Educator's Guide to Implementing LGBTQ+ Inclusive Sex Ed


Posted with permission of the author

Cannabinoids in Children Systemic Review

Cannabinoids in Children 

Cannabinoids and Mental Health  - Karen M. Lounsbury, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Vermont (pdf)

Cannabis: Medical Use and Abuse in the Pediatric Population - Karen M. Lounsbury, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology (pdf)

Juuling - Whitney Sevey, MD (pdf)

Transgender Youth


ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE: Understanding Consent & Confidentiality - Presented by Abigail English, JD (Recorded: November 13, 2018)

Young Adult Healthcare: LGBTQ+ Care in Medical Homes (Recorded: July 20, 2018)

School Nurses Encouraging Health:  The Annual Well Care Visit for Adolescents (Recorded: May 30, 2017)   

NIPN HPV Learning Collaborative Webinar Series (Recorded: January through August 2018)

Youth-Friendly Clinics

Colorado - Youth Ideas for Youth-Friendly Makeover

Oregon - Creating a Teen Friendly Clinic 

Michigan - Setting Up an Adolescent-Friendly Environment

Vermont - Adolescent and Young Adult Friendly Resource Guide



YHII Project Contact                                                                                                 

Alyssa Consigli, RD                                                                                                                             



YHII Project Staff:   

Erica Gibson, MD, Asolescent Medicine Specialist                                                                                                       

Barb Frankowski, MD, Pediatrician

Michelle Shepard, MD, Pediatrician

Rebecca Bell, MD, Pediatric Critical Care Physician                                                                  

Alyssa Consigli, RD, Project Director

Angela Zinno, MA, Project Coordinator

YHIIPrior to 2018

During previous years, the YHII team focused on increasing the skills and confidence of providers (pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, office staff) in providing comprehensive preventive health visits, including screening for risks and assessing strengths.

Additionally, the YHII team supports improvement efforts around: a) human papilloma virus vaccine; b) access to long active reversible contraception (LARC); c) VDH’s injury prevention priorities; d) strengthening collaboration among schools and medical homes. 

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.