The Texas Youth-Friendly Initiative (TYFI) improves the capacity of Texas health clinics to better serve adolescents, 10-24.
From 2016-2020, the Texas Campaign is leading a group of partners in a pilot project to implement the Adolescent Champion Model within Texas’ unique demographic environment. This 18-month, evidence-based model was developed by the Adolescent Health Initiative at the University of Michigan to ensure that all aspects of a visit to a health center are youth-centered. The model consists of a multi-faceted, tailored intervention to address a health center’s environment, policies, practices and culture. This includes supporting improvements in staff knowledge and attitudes around provision of adolescent care as well as patient satisfaction with services received.
80% of Adolescent Champion health centers across the country reported improvements in at least 3 of the following areas:
We anticipate similar outcomes for participating Texas-based clinics as well as significant improvements in:
Adolescent Champion health centers in other parts of the country have demonstrated improvement in the areas below. We anticipate similar outcomes for patients of participating Texas-based clinics:
Upon completion of the 18-month process, clinics are well-positioned to pursue certification as an Adolescent Centered Environment.