Benefits of Partnering with Title X Clinics: One TPP Project’s Perspective
[As a TPP grantee], our partnership with two Title X sites was mutually beneficial. They helped us expand our supportive services and we helped them with their quality improvement activities focused on offering adolescent-friendly services as well as with their outreach. It was a win-win.
Kristin Dixon, Project Director with SKYE Fulton County Board of Health, Georgia
The relationships were forged when SKYE agreed to support the clinics as they implemented the Adolescent Champion Model (ACM), a quality improvement effort to make their services more adolescent friendly. SKYE’s youth leadership also helped Southside Medical Center develop a youth-focused marketing campaign, which resulted in more client visits.
Over time, SKYE and the clinics have identified additional opportunities for collaboration. SKYE refers youth to Southside Medical Center and Grady Teen Health Center for services. Because SKYE supports youth in achieving overall well-being, including job readiness, their staff are working with Southside Medical Center to coordinate clinic field trips so that youth can learn first-hand about careers in health care. SKYE also plans to use these field trips to demystify what occurs during a reproductive health visit—a natural complement to SKYE’s focus on youth sexual and reproductive health.
Partnerships between TPP projects and Title X agencies are an important strategy to expand sexual and reproductive health information and services, helping adolescents—with the support of their parents and caregivers—make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being. May is National Adolescent Health Month™—learn more about how you can participate.