INNOVATION. INTEGRATION. TRANSFORMATION. Transformational Adolescent Health Care Delivery Models
INNOVATION. INTEGRATION. TRANSFORMATION.           Transformational Adolescent Health Care                                                    Delivery Models

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Cherry Street Health
Integrated Pediatric Patient Centered Medical Home


Cherry Health proposes to transform health care for children and adolescents through the development of an interdisciplinary, team-based, integrated health care model as part of a comprehensive patient centered medical home.  Children and adolescents with overweight and obesity, asthma, and mental health problems are the target patient populations. ​

Community Health Center of Branch County

CHC School Telehealth Program

The Community Health Center of Branch County proposes to transform school-based health care through the use of telemedicine and EMR systems. By blending technological efficiencies with an alternative staffing design (RN on site and NP through telemedicine) they propose to achieve improved health care access and services to youth attending 2 rural school districts.

Health Department of Northwest Michigan
The HUB: Integrated Community Connections

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW) proposes to transform school-based health care through the implementation of the Pathways Community HUB Model.  The impacts of THE HUB: Community Connections Program are: improved family independence, positively impacting child and adolescent health; improved adolescent health status; and improved school connectedness and engagement.  By narrowing focus onto the families and adolescents at highest risk, HDNW is helping at-risk families break down barriers and aims to embody the statement: Healthier kids learn better, better learners graduate, and students that graduate go on to lead more successful, happy lives. 


In addition to THE HUB: Community Connections program, HDNW aims to transform school-based health care by redesigning the service delivery system to full integration of physical health and mental health care.  The school-based health center teams are innovating a health care system where clients are offered comprehensive care within the clinic setting, differentiating between the need of mental health and behavioral health care, and also realizing the full potential of expanding the model of integration beyond the clinic's walls into the school building and the community.

Henry Ford Health System
Enhanced Mobile Care through School Nurses


Henry Ford Health System’s School-Based and Community Health Program proposes to transform school-based health care through the use of two mobile medical units (Hank and Clara) and utilizing full-time RNs in 3 school sites. Adding a registered nurse on site in each school will significantly improve accessibility and allow for a more comprehensive and efficient approach, maximizing healthcare being delivered and subsequent impact on health outcomes.

Starfish Family Services
Office of Integrated Health Care

Starfish Family Services proposes to transform adolescent health care by creating an Office of Integrated Health Care utilizing the Integrated Health Care Implementation Model to provide non-integrated primary care practices the expertise, consultation, staff and technical support needed for successful implementation of integrated behavioral health care. The overall goal of the project is for this Office of Integrated Health Care to become a resource to support any practice seeking assistance in fully integrating physical and behavioral healthcare.

University of Michigan
Adolescent Champion Model


The University of Michigan Adolescent Health Initiative’s (AHI) award-winning Adolescent Champion model transforms the delivery of adolescent healthcare by developing interdisciplinary teams of health center providers and staff who serve as agents of change and drive practice improvements throughout the health center.  AHI provides Adolescent Champion teams with a comprehensive health center assessment tool and customized implementation plan, targeted quality improvement initiatives, innovative training and professional development opportunities for staff at all levels of the health center, and ongoing, personalized technical assistance to support the development of adolescent-centered medical homes. 

Western Michigan University Children’s Trauma Assessment Center

Universal Trauma Screening, Assessment and Intervention


The Western Michigan University's Children's Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC) proposes to transform Van Buren primary health care through strengthening partnerships between the intermediate school district, private/community mental health, health department, school-based health center and a subset of primary care practices through addressing the complex issues associated with traumatic stress in adolescents. CTAC will employ a trauma-informed, resiliency-focused model to accomplish this that will ultimately contribute to optimized physical and emotional well-being for Van Buren adolescents, as well as a more resilient Van Buren workforce.

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