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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI

More than 15,000 services are delivered annually to metro-Detroit students and community members through the Henry Ford School-Based and Community Health Program.  In 1991, its first school based health center opened in Detroit’s Hutchins Middle School. It has grown to include 9 school and community settings across metro Detroit....

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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Center for Family Health in Jackson, MI

The Center for Family Health is a federally qualified health center that operates three school-based health centers at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Jackson, MI. The centers use RAAPS to gather the same risk behavior information about each teen and to ensure consistency among health professionals....

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Thankful

This Thanksgiving, we give thanks to all the providers utilizing the RAAPS system and the healthy teens that you are creating.  It’s an honor to have you as part of the RAAPS community.  Your tireless work on behalf of teens inspires and motivates us. In the spirit of this...

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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Medical Associates Clinic in Iowa

The Medical Associates Clinic, P.C., is a multi-specialty medical practice delivering primary and specialty health care to residents of the tri-state area in Dubuque, Iowa.  Medical Associates has used the online Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) for several years to screen adolescents ages 12 – 18.  RAAPS...

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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Chemawa Indian Health Center

The Chemawa Indian Health Center operates on the campus of over a century-old Native American boarding school in Salem, OR.  It’s home to as many as 400 students, who represent about 70 tribes from across the country. The students are at risk because of their age and their culture....

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Putting RAAPS into Practice in Louisiana

Help us in welcoming Primary Care Providers for a Healthy Feliciana, Inc. (PCPFHF) to the RAAPS community! PCPFHF s a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that has served the residents of East Feliciana Parish since 1999, and West Baton Rouge Parish since 2008, providing quality, affordable health care regardless of...

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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Mental Health & School Setting

Shamara, age 14, is referred by a teacher for appearing unusually sad and inattentive in class. She arrives with her pass from class and is greeted by the secretary. She is set up at a small desk with a computer and the RAAPS survey up on the screen. The...

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Putting RAAPS into Practice: Primary Care Setting

The next series of posts will feature ways that providers across the country use RAAPS. “Sam,” age 17, presents for an annual asthma checkup. He arrives with his mother and greets the receptionist, who invites him to wait in the teen area of the waiting room. As he browses...

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Research Behind the RAAPS Questions (Question #21)

Do you have at least one adult family member or other adult that you can talk to about anything? A key to successful adjustment in adolescence is to have supportive relationships that protect adolescents from the effects of stressors.  Social support from parents plays a protective role for adolescents,...

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Research Behind the RAAPS Questions (Question #20)

Have you ever seriously thought about killing yourself, tried to kill yourself, or have you purposely cut, burned or otherwise hurt yourself? Suicide among young people continues to be a serious problem. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among U.S. youth and accounts for 7% of all...

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