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1/3 of youth ages 19-25 are uninsured in Texas.
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Every 18 minutes a baby is born to a teenage mother in Texas.
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77% of providers desire more training on confidentiality laws for minors.

What barriers to healthcare do Texas youth face?

Medical professionals often feel unprepared to address the unique health care needs of adolescents. Additionally, complex Texas laws create confusion about the provision of confidential services. These challenges create roadblocks for young men and women seeking to access trusted, youth-centered, confidential care. Sources

Texas Youth-Friendly Initiative is Here to Help

TYFI is creating more youth-friendly services for patients ages 10-24.
Tyfi Here To Help

Clinics are working hard to make a difference.

The Texas Youth-Friendly Initiative (TYFI) is a grant-funded project that helps health centers improve service delivery to adolescents. This web platform was designed to support clinics statewide, providing tools and resources that help build capacity to care for and collaborate with adolescent patients.

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How our Model Works

TYFI supports health centers’ participation in the Adolescent Champion Model, developed by the Adolescent Health Initiative.

Learn more about our model

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Resource Directory

Access information and strategies that help reduce barriers to access and improve health care delivery to adolescents.

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Our Impact

Participation in TYFI has benefits for both health centers and patients. Read more here.

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Teen Consent and Confidentiality Texas Health Steps Module

Source: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Guide / Toolkit

Adolescent Risk Screening

Source: Adolescent Health Initiative

Guide / Toolkit

Sexual Health: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit

Source: Adolescent Health Working Group

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