The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announces the expected availability of funding to provide clinic-based programming to improve the overall health and well-being of Texas adolescents, 10-24 years of age.
Activities that must occur in the initial grant year include:
• Administer the Youth-Friendly Services Self-Assessment Tool.
• Establish a Youth-Adult Council (YAC).
• Orient Youth-Adult Council to local needs assessment results as it pertains to the adolescent health risk factor(s).
• Implement training and support for YAC and staff regarding risk factor(s).
• Identify local resources available for referrals to address the adolescent health risk factor(s), as well as gaps in resources/areas for development.
• Develop a strategic plan to screen and refer for the adolescent health risk factors and operationalize project goals and objectives.
• Identify existing community stakeholders or other programs (not already on the YAC) focused on complementary areas.
• Establish performance measures for evaluation.
• Select screening tools/services/processes
• Implement an evidence-based screener for risk factors.
• Develop a Media Campaign Plan.
• Participate in state-level Adolescent Health Collaborative Innovation