The Core PATCH Package is needed to launch a local PATCH Site. The package helps communities set a solid foundation for a successful program and includes training and coaching related to the three intervention components listed below.
PATCH Teen Educator Model – Through a year-long, youth-driven curriculum, a Site Coordinator hires and trains a group of youth ages 15-18 to be PATCH Teen Educators who will become engaged, educated, and empowered to facilitate PATCH workshops and advocate for change in the community and health care systems.
PATCH for Providers Workshops – PATCH Teen Educators facilitate an interactive and practical presentation to a range of health care providers offering better ways to connect with young patients and ensure youth-friendly services.
PATCH for Teens: Peer-to-Peer Workshops – PATCH Teen Educators equip peers with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate and advocate for youth-friendly services, while motivating their generation to be active participants in health care.
As a PATCH Site, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage in a Community of Practice including ongoing conversations about best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and experiences with other PATCH Site Coordinators around the country.
If you would like to become a PATCH Site, check out our Planning for PATCH Guidebook first. The guidebook explains what it means to invest in PATCH and provides key information for launching a PATCH Program in your community. It will help you:
- Determine alignment with PATCH Mission, Vision & Values
- Explore community readiness
- Understand key program components and timelines
- Plan for budgetary needs
With any questions or to purchase the program, simply contact our program staff and we’ll get the process started!