June 15, 2024

PRISM at the 2024 Conference on Adolescent Health

Author: Jacquelyn Wrubel

2024 Conference on Adolescent Health

PRISM’s Karen Gall, L.M.S.W. (left) and Dayna LePlatte, M.D. (right), teamed up to present at the 2024 Conference on Adolescent Health hosted by the Adolescent Health Initiative. This annual conference hosts researchers from all 50 states dedicated to improving adolescent care. This year’s conference took place on May 6–7, 2024.

Gall and LePlatte’s presentationImplementing the Collaborative Care Model in Adolescent Primary Care and School-Based Health Centers, focused on how the Collaborative Care model can be adapted for schools, making mental health care accessible to more adolescents. Research shows that school-based approaches can reduce many barriers to traditional primary care, such as added costs and transportation challenges. Adolescents with access to school-based care have been found to attend more preventative healthcare sessions, improving their overall well-being. Implementing collaborative care in School-Based Health Centers meets adolescents where they already are and builds a foundation of care that their families can depend on.

For more information about the Conference on Adolescent Health, click here.

If you’re a healthcare provider or part of a School-Based Health Center and interested in exploring how to leverage collaborative care to support adolescents, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for guidance.