Our Success

Since 2010, PATCH® has continuously evolved to meet the needs of today's young people. We have been recognized both locally and nationally for our new and innovative approaches to prevention and public health work, and our ability to convene non-traditional partners (e.g., public health, care delivery, education, youth programming, academia, advocacy, and businesses) for a common purpose.

Thanks to ALL our partners for your time, commitment, and unyielding passion in making this work possible. We couldn't do it without you.

 

Awards & Recognition

Publications 

Additional publications are in the works! Stay tuned.

Presentations

  • Bringing Youth Perspective to Health Care Quality Improvement. Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality's November Adolescent & Child Health Assembly - Understanding the Impact of the Pandemic on Adolescents & Children [Virtual], 2021.
  • A Rights-Based Approach in Child Health: An International Children's Day Panel Discussion. Hosted by the University of Minnesota's Maternal and Child Health Interest Group [Virtual], 2021.
  • Bridging the Communication Gap: A Youth-Driven Intervention to Improve Adolescent Patient-Provider Communication. Health Care Education Association Conference [Virtual], 2021.
  • Engaging Young People in Wisconsin's Adolescent Health Initiatives. Wisconsin Public Health Association Annual Conference [Virtual], 2021.
  • Making Shifts to Better Support and Engage Young People in Public Health during Uncertain Times: Stories and Lessons Learned from the PATCH Program in its COVID-19 Response. Presentation at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Program's Annual Conference [Virtual], 2021.
  • Toward Healthier Generations: Successful and Collaborative Approaches to Engaging Youth in Efforts to Improve Adolescent Health Outcomes. Presentation at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Program's Annual Conference [Virtual], 2020.
  • A Community and Youth Driven Approach to Addressing NPM 10 and 12 in WisconsinPoster presented at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Program's Annual Conference [Virtual], 2020.
  • Empowering Adolescents to Become Responsible Managers of their own Health Care: A 3-Pronged Approach. Presentation at the Society of Public Health Education's Annual Conference in Salt Lake City UT, 2019
  • Empowering Young People to Turn Their Passion into Activism. Poster presented at the Society of Public Health Education's Annual Conference in Salt Lake City UT, 2019
  • Providers and Teens Communicating for Health: Because THEY are the experts! Presentation at the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality's Growing Up Healthy Conference, 2019
  • Health Literacy in Young People: Examples from the Field. Invited guest on Institute for Healthcare Advancement's Health Literacy Group Discussion, 2019
  • Authentically Engaging Youth to be Inclusive Leaders and Activists: Because THEY are the experts! Presentation at Toward One Wisconsin's Conference on Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion, 2019
  • Teaching Youth How to Navigate Health Care and Empowering Them to be Their Own Advocate. Presentation at Wisconsin's Annual Best Practices in Health and Physical Education Academy, 2018
  • A Statewide Approach to Developing and Empowering Young Leaders and Activists. Presentation at the Healthy Teen Network's 39th Annual National Conference in San Diego CA, 2018
  • Positive and Authentic Youth Engagement: Lessons from Replicating a Community-Based, Youth-Driven Program in Various Communities Nationwide. Poster presented at the Healthy Teen Network's 39th Annual National Conference in San Diego CA, 2018
  • PATCH: Bringing youth and providers together to improve care from the youth perspective. Presentation at the Indiana School Health Network Conference, 2018
  • Increasing Patient Engagement and Activation Among Adolescents: A Classroom Pilot Intervention. Round table discussion at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando FL, 2018
  • Effectiveness of a Community-Based, Youth-Driven Program: Multi-Site Evaluation. Poster presented at the Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Conference in Washington D.C., 2018
  • Successfully Partnering with Youth: Strategies for Including Young Adult Perspective to Improve Adolescent Health Outcomes. Webinar presentation for Wisconsin's Health Care Transition Community, 2018.
  • PATCH Impacts on Adolescent Health. Webinar presentation for Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center - Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (AYAH-CoIIN), 2017
  • Educating, Engaging, and Empowering Youth. Creative Outreach Panel Presentation at the Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Summit, 2017
  • Cultivating a Generation of Savvy Healthcare Consumers. Presentation at the American School Health Association Conference in Baltimore MD, 2016
  • Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow - TAG in Action Panel. Panelist at the American Public Health Association Conference in Denver CO, 2016
  • Expanding the Impact of PATCH to Improve Relationships between Teens & Health Care Professionals. Presentation at the Adolescent Health Symposium in Madison WI, 2016. 
  • Innovative Ways to Educate Adolescents about Healthcare. Presentation at Wisconsin's Building the Heart of Successful Schools, 2016
  • PATCH for Schools. Presentation at the Adolescent Health Symposium in Madison WI, 2015
  • Bullying and the Impact on LGBTQ+ Youth: How to be part of the solution! Presentation at the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses Spring Conference, 2015
  • PATCH Expansion to Rural Wisconsin. Presentation at the Wisconsin Public Health Nursing Conference, 2015