DOH Adolescent Health hosting listening sessions for youth-serving health care providers

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The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched an Adolescent and Young Adult Needs Assessment to learn about the state of adolescent health from young people and their health care providers. Feedback and insights will guide adolescent health programs at DOH, inform public health policy, and ensure health care meets the needs of Washington’s young people.

DOH wants to hear directly from medical and behavioral health care providers working in Washington and serving teens and young adults. The topics they want to know more about include adolescent well-visits and behavioral health care, youth-friendly care, confidential services, and billing and reimbursement for adolescent health care.

They have three ways youth-serving providers can share with them:

  • Take an anonymous online survey: The survey has mostly open-ended questions and should take participants about 20 minutes to complete.
  • Participate in one of their virtual listing sessions on April 9th, 2024. The first is scheduled at 7a.m. and the second 12p.m.: DOH staff will share feedback from youth engagement activities, then listen to providers’ thoughts on challenges in adolescent health, and ideas for solutions. Use this zoom registration link to register.
  • Participate in a key informant interview with DOH staff to share your thoughts, ideas, and recommendations on the topics above. Email adolescenthealthunit@doh.wa.gov to schedule an appointment.

They need your help to get the word out about this survey to young people and the organizations that serve them! Here’s how: