Youth Centered Care (also known as youth-friendly care) has been used in past decade to improve health care services to better address the needs of adolescents AND young adults. It provides a framework that weaves together the standards for health care with the qualities that young people and are entitled to and demand (including youth-friendly experiences, settings and services). Through this, health care providers and systems are guided to do the “right thing” (evidence-based care) the “right way” (care designed for young people). In Spring of 2017, NNSAHC began exploring key elements of youth-centered care, initially based on eight global standards defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015 to assure receipt of quality youth-centered care.
Youth-Centered Care Elements & Examples Compilation
With support from the State Adolescent Health Resource Center, a partner in the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH NRC), a compilation of these elements provides exploration of what each element means, what it looks like in practice, and relevant state and national examples demonstrating that element. A companion tool links readers from key elements of youth-centered care to a searchable database to find examples of youth-centered care.
Searchable Resources Companion Tool
Searchable Google Fusion Table of nearly 150 resources, including examples from 33 states are included in the file. For each resource entry in the file, you will find:
- Title of resource (and for some, type of resource where common types have emerged - such as curricula or guidelines)
- State(s) example featured (if applicable)
- Related youth-centered care elements
- Description of resource (if the relevant information is not apparent in title)
- Direct link to the resource online
- Searchable by keyword
For comments or questions about the Elements Compilation or Companion tool, contact Rena Large
This project is supported by the Adolescent and Young Adult Health – National Resource Center through funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources And Services Administration, Maternal And Child Health Bureau (grant #U45MC27709, Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center). This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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