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Why It Matters

Our work in Texas has helped health care teams establish adolescent-centered environments and strengthen staff competencies and confidence around the delivery of adolescent care; this has resulted in more positive experiences for both patient and providers as well as greater levels of patient engagement and satisfaction with services received.

Feedback from Texas health professionals:

“Through the TYFI, I have learned what information I can provide to adolescents regarding their healthcare. From learning Texas Confidentiality Laws (Sparks) to being informed on the healthcare industry, I feel confident I can provide safe and informative healthcare information.”
-Leticia Tenorio, Certified Community Health Worker, Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program, Bay City, TX

"We want to create a safe space for everyone. Our adolescents are in a stage in life where trust is vital. In order for HOPE Clinic to encourage them to care about their health, we must first provide an accepting and affirming environment where they feel comfortable, respected, and heard. In all that we do, the goal is always to build trusting patient/provider relationships."

- TYFI Adolescent Champion Team, Asian American Health Coalition dba HOPE Clinic, Houston, TX

HOPE Clinic's Dr. Apoorva Murthy is committed to providing an environment of care based on trust and respect.
Celebrating the launch of Cohort 2 with the Adolescent Champions from Vecino Health Centers-Airline Children's Clinic.
Check out this video for creative tips from our Cohort 1 clinic, Special Health Resources for Texas, on how to make services adolescent-friendly
  • Feedback on peer learning opportunities
    Meeting participants:

    • "I am motivated to promote and implement the necessary practices to become teen friendly."
    • "I recognize different ways and opportunities to change."
    • "I feel motivated to take ideas to leadership and confident I can work with my team to accomplish work to be completed."
    • "I am excited to know how many resources are available to better serve our teen population."
    • "I feel energized to improve access to care for our teens."
    • "I feel prepared to effectively help with organizational change."