Adolescent Health Initiative
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Reclaiming Missed Opportunities

Health centers across the country often struggle with missed opportunities to provide adolescents the best care. We can help!

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Transforming the Health Care Landscape

The Adolescent Health Initiative works to transform the health care landscape to optimize adolescent health and well-being through practice improvement, education, research, and youth and community engagement.,

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Our Team

The Adolescent Health Initiative is comprised of adolescent health experts from a variety of professional backgrounds. Our team is passionate about working with health care providers and systems to help them improve their care and better serve adolescents.

Resources That Can Help

AHI offers training, consulting, and ready-to-implement strategies to help health centers across the country improve their adolescent-centered care.

Transform Your Health Center

The Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process is a facilitated, comprehensive self-assessment and guided Plan/Do/Study/Act improvement process that includes customized resources and coaching to transform your health center into an adolescent-centered environment.

Our Reach
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AHI’s goal is to transform the health care landscape for adolescents and young adults. We partner with primary care, school-based health, and youth-serving organizations that have spanned 44 states (including D.C. and Puerto Rico). Are you interested in working with us?

Learn about how to work with Adolescent Health Initiative.

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Our Work
AHI has received national and international recognition for our innovative approaches to transforming health care for adolescents and young adults.

Through improving health center environments, policies, and practices and training staff and providers, AHI’s evidence-based models have increased access to youth-friendly care across the country.
Health Centers have gone through Adolescent Champion Model or the Adolescent Center Environment
Health care professionals attended our Connection Session or Annual Conference on Adolescent Health
Health care professionals engaged in our online communities
Amplifying Youth Voice
The Adolescent Champion Teen Advisory Council (TAC TAC)

The Adolescent Champion Teen Advisory Council (TAC TAC) is a diverse group of youth ages 15-22 in the Washtenaw County area who serve as an advisory council to the Adolescent Health Initiative.

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  • Lauren Vasquez, Senior Program Specialist and Lead Facilitator of the Adolescent Champion's Teen Advisory Council (TAC TAC) (She/Her)
  • MavaMarie Cooper, Program specialist, TAC TAC Co-Facilitator (She/Her)
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Adolescent Health Initiative
3621 S. State Street
Ann Arbor MI, 48108
Phone: 734-998-2009
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We acknowledge that we reside on land stewarded by NiswiIshkodewan Anishinaabeg: The Three Fires People who are the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadmi (Potawatomi). We recognize the ongoing effects of colonization and affirm the inherent sovereignty of all Tribal Nations as we work, learn, and live on these territories. We value and respect the Three Fires People – those who came before us, those who are here with us today, and those that will follow.