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
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.
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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Participation in TYFI has benefits for both health centers and patients. Read more here.See our success stories
Source: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
Source: Adolescent Health Initiative
Source: Adolescent Health Working Group