Providers And Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) Program

Improving adolescent health WITH youth FOR youth

...Because THEY are the experts.

THEY are able to provide authentic insights into the concerns, ideas, and preferences of their generation.
THEY can make a difference.

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We’ve signed on to The Principles of #SexEdForAll Month because we’re committed to working towards a world where all young people–no matter where they live or identify–get access to the sex education they deserve. Will you join us?

Just a little holiday card from our 'family' to yours!

Each year at this time, PATCH closes the office and encourages staff to enjoy two weeks of rest and rejuvenation. Our staff will return on January 3rd, refreshed and ready to do the great work we do.

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7 hours ago

PATCH Program
Our friends at PATCH WoCo are still taking Teen Educator applications for youth who live or go to school in Grand Rapids, Nekoosa, Port Edwards, and Wisconsin Rapids, WI ! They are flexible on the application deadline, but apply SOON to make sure you're considered! Educator Applications are due June 30th. Don't miss out on your opportunity to educate your peers on health topics that concern South Wood County youth today! Visit to learn more about becoming a Teen Educator and apply! #PATCHWoCo #adolecenthealth #PATCHies ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

PATCH Program
For the past 6 months Wisconsin PATCH Teen Educators from 3 different PATCH Sites (and a few alumni!) have been working with a team from the American Academy of Pediatrics on 3-part webinar series focused on Enhancing Adolescent Health and Immunizations Services. Participants first learned about Strategies to Improve Provider Communications with Adolescent Patients. Then they heard from youth in focus groups to talk about Teen Empowerment: Engaging Teens in Healthcare Decisions, and just last week they wrapped up with conversations about Transitioning Adolescent Patients to Self-management of Health Care! We can't wait until we get to partner again! #adolescenthealth #becauseTHEYaretheexperts ... See MoreSee Less
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