- June 11, 2019
- Jennifer Salerno
Whether you’re in a SBHC, primary care office, or other youth serving organization, you know the importance of data and reporting but…
Did You Know: Tracking risky behaviors at the population level is the most direct and valuable way to support youth.
The thousands of professionals that have integrated RAAPS into their workflow have found that quality of care has substantially improved with the help of real-time data and reporting.
“The RAAPS assessments gave us a better understanding of how to help our students because we had a full view of the issues impacting them, not just the issues we were traditionally accustomed to identifying. It’s one thing to have an assumption; it’s another thing to have actual data—that makes it clearer.”
RAAPS innovative technology collects data to help answer:
- What are the greatest risks in my youth population?
- Are we seeing improvements in risks over time after screening and coaching?
- How are we meeting current quality measures?
- What does the population data show that could be used to direct services and programming?
- What risk factor disparities exist in my youth population?
But once you have your data, how do you present it in a way that’s digestible to everyone who needs to see it? A visual representation in the form of an infographic may be your answer!
An infographic can provide a snapshot of your work—highlighting risk factors youth are experiencing and how they change over time, vary by demographics, etc.—which allows you to communicate information quickly and easily, engage audiences, identify trends, and showcase programming that is important to your organization or community.
To get started, we’ve created the RAAPS Reporting Infographic Template. This new resource helps you to visually present your organization’s data in an accessible and customizable way. (You can learn more in the recording of our recent webinar.) Here’s a look at just one of the available pages, populated with the 2018 RAAPS overall data:
The RAAPS suite of reports provides many options for exploring your data, and the examples in the template are just a starting place. For instance, maybe you’re interested in the relationship between bullying and self-harm, or you want to look at the relationship between unprotected sex and other risk factors. This is a chance to learn trends and better understand relationships between risks.
A detailed Reference Guide and Training Video outlining the process of populating the RAAPS Reporting Infographic with your organization’s data is available to customers on the P4C Login Training & Support page under the RAAPS Reporting Infographic Heading. To access the Training & Support page, click the green Help button on your P4C Login blue menu panel.