The Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) Program is an innovative, youth-driven program working to improve adolescents health and well-being across the nation. Wisconsin PATCH is part of this larger vision and works to educate, engage, and empower young people in the state to take control of their own health.
PATCH PROGRAM VALUES
Advocacy. We actively empower people of all ages to raise their voices for positive change.
Collaboration. We work collaboratively with youth and adults as individuals, and throughout communities to improve health and support a strong public health system for adolescents.
Communication. We are open, honest, and timely in our communication and believe this to be a key aspect of strengthening relationships between youth and adults in health care settings.
Individuality. We value the diversity and identities of all individuals regardless of age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographic location, family life, religion, ability, gender, and sexual identity.
Innovation. We are continuously learning and strive to apply the most advanced information and research to be a revolutionary leader in public health.
Integrity. We act with a consistency of character and are accountable for our actions.
Passion. We are committed in our hearts and minds to making positive changes, and promoting an energizing, optimistic, and fun environment.
Respect. We approach all people with significance, understanding, compassion, and dignity.
Social Justice. We seek fairness and justice for all individuals in society.
Storytelling. We capitalize on the power of storytelling to make positive change.
Teamwork. We leverage and celebrate the abilities of all team members as we work together toward our vision and mission.
Wellness. We value the journey through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, achieving their full potential; a multidimensional and holistic process encompassing environment, lifestyle, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.