Adolescent Centered Environment (ACE) Model, University of Michigan Health System

Adolescent Centered Environment (ACE) Model, University of Michigan Health System

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The University of Michigan Health System Adolescent Health Initiative’s (AHI) mission is to optimize adolescent health care by improving provider practice, increasing access to youth-friendly care, advancing research and education, and fostering dynamic partnerships with health care providers, health systems, and youth-serving agencies to promote adolescent health and well-being. AHI developed the Adolescent Centered Environment (ACE) model with support from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, resulting in innovative approaches to improving the quality of services for adolescent patients, enhancing the culture and climate of health care settings, and impacting patient outcomes.  The ACE model was developed with input from a multidisciplinary team of physicians, social workers, public health experts, and youth collaborators from AHI’s Teen Advisory Council.