Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process (ACE-AP)


Emerging Practice

Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process (ACE-AP)

State/TerritorySettingPopulationTopic AreaNPMs
MichiganClinicalAdolescent HealthPrimary/Preventative Care10

The goal of the Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process is to improve services for adolescent patients at clinical practices across the country. The ACE-AP is a facilitated, comprehensive self-assessment tool and improvement process that includes customized resources, recommendations, technical assistance, and implementation plans using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) improvement cycles.

The ACE-AP intervention draws from a larger more complex evidence-based intervention developed by AHI, the Adolescent Champion Model, which includes intensive in-person trainings and greater time commitment. The Champion model requires a cohort of 4-10 co-located health centers and may not be feasible for practices due to limited budgets, staff time, or geographic location. In response to these barriers, AHI developed a single, scalable, low-cost component of the model, the ACE-AP. The ACE-AP can be facilitated remotely and done by a single health center which may not be located near other health centers such as in a rural community.

The ACE-AP is a facilitated, comprehensive self-assessment tool and improvement process that includes baseline and year-end data collection, ACE-AP self-assessment, implementation planning and execution, and customized support and technical assistance using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) improvement cycles.


practice contact information

Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine
Adolescent Health Initiative
adolescenthealth@umich.edu
734-998-2009

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