Tags: Adolescent heath

    FAQ: What Reports Can I Generate? (part 1)

    RAAPS has a variety of reporting capabilities. Let’s take a look at a few reports on adolescent risk behaviors. Ad-hoc Report ~ Choose a question 1-21, highlight each set of data you would like included in the report. You may choose one or all sets of data to generate...

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    FAQ: What if I want to use the RAAPS as an electronic medical record (EMR)?

    In the RAAPS web application, all data captured when adolescents complete the survey is stored in a secured database. Providers can enter their notes from the counseling session into the RAAPS form along with the follow up plan and referrals. The completed form can then be saved and stored...

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    FAQ: Is RAAPS a Reliable and Validated Tool?

    Did you know that seventy-five percent of adolescent morbidity and mortality is a result of risky behavior? The Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) is a 21-question adolescent risk screening tool developed to identify the behaviors contributing most to adolescent morbidity, mortality, and social problems. A study was...

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    FAQ: How Do I Effectively Respond to Risk Behaviors?

    Now that I have asked the questions, how do I effectively respond to the risk behaviors that have been shared with me? Since the RAAPS is a screening tool, not a diagnostic tool, it is recommended that protocols for risk intervention and referral should be established prior to implementation....

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    FAQ: How Do I Document the Counseling Session?

    You must use your counseling skills and clinical judgment to determine the level of risk (minimal, moderate or high) for each question the adolescent has identified as a risk for themselves. This would be identified as any question with the box on the right checked. The “Office Use Only”...

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    New Year’s Resolution: Using the Features of RAAPS

    It’s that time of year again (already)!  Did you know that people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions?  It’s a great time of the year to focus on personal and professional goals. If you are...

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    Putting RAAPS into Practice: MI Department of Community Health

    The Michigan Department of Community Health oversees the Child and Adolescent Health Center (CAHC) program which provides funding and administrative oversight to 70 school-based and school-linked health centers across the state. Michigan has the fourth largest school-based health center program in the country, with centers located in medically underserved...

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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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    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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