PBRN Webinar: Connecting Primary Care Practices with Hard-to-Reach Adolescent Populations: A Report from SNOCAP-USA
Monday, September 23, 2013; 3:00PM – 4:30PM ET
Sponsored by the AHRQ PBRN Resource Center
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Presenter: David R. West, PhD, Department of Family Medicine and the Colorado Health Outcomes Program, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
Moderator: Iris R. Mabry-Hernandez, MD, MPH, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Summary of Webinar:
Adolescent preventive health care is a critical medical priority in the U.S. Adolescents (11-17 years of age) constitute 17% of the U.S. population, but they are responsible for only 7% of medical office visits. Even when adolescents receive routine health care, open communication with their health care providers may be problematic. Dr. West will discuss the findings of an AHRQ-funded project that developed, implemented, and evaluated a multi-pronged approach using advances in technology and social media to improve the engagement of adolescents within primary care practices. The utility of both an in-office tool (RAAPS screener for risk behaviors including in diet, exercise, violence/safety, substance use, unintentional injury, depression/suicide, and sexuality) and out of office tools (social media and blogs) were investigated. Translatable findings and practical information regarding the challenges that practices encountered in using technology and social media and how these were overcome will be presented. Some encouraging findings regarding the use of health assessment tools geared to the needs of adolescent populations will also be presented.
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Learn more about how to improve primary care. Visit AHRQ’s Prevention & Chronic Care Program at: http://www.ahrq.gov/