The Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) Program is an innovative, youth-driven program working to ensure all adolescents are able to receive high-quality, youth-friendly health care services in their community. We offer a number of products and services to help reach this goal.

Core PATCH Package

The Core PATCH Package gives communities the resources and materials needed to form a local PATCH Teen Educator Team, and the ability to offer both PATCH for Providers and PATCH for Teens: Peer-to-Peer workshops. Note: This is our full program replication package. 

Purchase of this package includes a robust implementation manual and start-up kit, plus a 16-to-20 hours of in-person training to develop the comfort, knowledge, and core skills needed for successful implementation. Additional coaching packages are available to guide communities throughout program implementation.  Request a PATCH Planning Guide today to learn more about becoming a PATCH Site!

PATCH for Teens: Classroom Edition

PATCH for Teens: Classroom Edition is a 45-90 minute lesson that has been created for school health teachers, health-related professionals, youth leaders, and other adults looking to teach youth, ages 14 – 18, about how to get the health care they need and deserve. It was created BY youth, FOR youth and uses short video clips to complement lesson activities.

Purchase of this toolkit includes an Educator’s Guide and an implementation start-up kit. Click here to learn more about the PATCH for Teens: Classroom Edition!

PATCH for Parents Toolkit

PATCH for Parents is currently in pilot phase only. The current toolkit contains a collection of parent engagement resources which aim to educate and empower parents and guardians to be an effective support person as their teen transitions from pediatric to adult health care.  We expect to release the toolkit in the spring of 2018. Please email our staff at staff@patchprogram.org if you’d like to get notified when it’s available!

PATCH Advocacy Fellowship

The PATCH Advocacy Fellowship is an opportunity for Wisconsin youth, ages 12-21, to grow as leaders and young activists. As a part of the Fellowship, young people from across the state are hired and trained to be advocates for themselves and their peers. They are empowered to participate in state and community level conversations about adolescent health, and are supported through the Fellowship to be drivers of change in their own communities. If you are interested in learning more about our efforts, please email our staff at staff@patchprogram.org.

PATCH Consulting & Speaking Engagements

Want to learn more about the PATCH approach to youth engagement and leadership? Request a PATCH Expert today to host a training, be a guest speaker, or provide consultation services.  PATCH staff would be delighted to share their expertise and insights with you!

And more!

PATCH is continually developing and piloting new programs, materials, and resources. Keep up to date on our newest endeavors by signing up for our seasonal newsletter, Peek@PATCH!

If you believe in our innovative solutions, please consider donating to the PATCH Program today!