Rev Up Your Adolescent Well-Care Visits While Accelerating Adolescents’ HPV Knowledge and Vaccination Uptake


  • Jordanna Snyder, MPH, Consultant, School-Based Health Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Lisa Howe, NP, Clinical Site Manager, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Andover, MA
  • Nicole Ray, MHS, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Blue Ridge Health- Apple Valley School-Based Health Center, Hendersonville, NC

When adolescents complete a standardized self-assessment questionnaire, and providers use a checklist prior to a well-care visit (WCV), it empowers both patients and providers to engage in difficult conversations, which lead to successful comprehensive well-care visit outcomes. Currently, no SBHC standardized male or female self-assessment questionnaires exist to facilitate adolescent-provider conversations about challenging topics such as sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, gender identity, and substance use.

Join us to learn about new provider checklists and adolescent pre-visit self- assessment questionnaires that encourage open, honest discussions around difficult subjects and increase adolescents’ knowledge of HPV during well-child visits. Between 2015-17, with support from Merck, the School-Based Health Alliance worked in partnership with American Sexual Health Association to develop “new” provider checklists and adolescent pre-visit questionnaires for male and females, “Thinking About Good Health”.  From 2016-18, with support from Merck and Highmark Foundation, we pilot tested the tools for males and females. We’ll share data from our pilot tests on the tools for the male and female well-care visits.

We’ll discuss provider self-efficacy in facilitating difficult conversations during the WCV. We will also discuss patient changes in knowledge and understanding of HPV, patient experiences of care, and HPV vaccination rates. Join us to learn how to utilize these new tools to replicate similar results in your SBHCs.

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