Now offering some PATCH workshops free of charge!

PATCH for Providers

 

Virtual AND in-person workshops available!

In this 90-minute workshop, PATCH Teen Educators share their authentic insights into the concerns, preferences, and realities of today's youth in health care settings. Participants are asked to reflect on their own policies and practice and are challenged to consider ways in which they could be more "youth-friendly". Health care providers from a variety of fields are encouraged to attend and participate in this workshop.

As a result of this educational activity learners will be able to:

  • Discuss and value the importance of adolescent concerns, attitudes, and preferences in health care settings.

  • Describe ways to provide high-quality, youth-friendly health care services.

    Develop confidence and skills to build positive relationships and communicate effectively with teens.

    Advocate for and effectively communicate about appropriate youth-friendly health care services among the health care team.


The usual $500 workshop fee has been waived for the 2020-2021 program year.

Please reach out to PATCH Central Wisconsin Staff at centralwi@wipatch.org 

or 715.849.2432 if you have any additional questions. We'd be happy to work with you to make sure PATCH messaging is accessible to you and your colleagues!

Accreditation Statement

"THE PATCH WORKSHOP WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND THOUGHT PROVOKING. IT REALLY SHED LIGHT ON THE TEEN PERSPECTIVE AND IGNITED A PASSION TO MAKE SURE THEY TRULY UNDERSTAND THEIR RIGHTS AND FEEL SAFE, PROTECTED, AND EDUCATED." - PATCH FOR PROVIDERS PARTICIPANT

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH). The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

PATCH for Teens

PATCH for Teens: Peer-to-Peer is a 60-minute workshop led by PATCH Teen Educators with the assistance and direction of a PATCH Site Coordinator. It is intended to be delivered outside of a typical school classroom setting (e.g., health fairs, conferences, youth group meetings, student organizations/clubs, and other places young people gather to learn from one another). The primary goal is to empower young people to begin managing their own health care experiences, and equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate and advocate for youth-friendly services. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the importance of learning to manage their own health care experiences.

  • Participants will explore steps they can take to make sure they’re getting the care they need and deserve.

  • Participants will gain new skills to help them advocate for their own health and well-being.

 

Workshops are currently free-of-charge in Wisconsin!

If you are looking for a classroom-based PATCH for Teens curriculum, please check out the PATCH for Teens Toolkit by the PATCH Program.
 

Please reach out to PATCH Central Wisconsin Staff at centralwi@wipatch.org if you have any additional questions.

"MANAGING OUR OWN HEALTH CARE ~ LIKE DRIVING A CAR ~ IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF BECOMING AN ADULT. AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT’S JUST MAKING SURE WE’RE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY WELL SO THAT WE CAN DO SO MANY AMAZING THINGS IN LIFE!" ~ JACK, 16

Contact PATCH Central Wisconsin Staff

We'd love to talk to you!

Our staff are ready to answer your questions about: workshops, Teen Educator applications, joining the Community Advisory Team, or anything else!

E-mail Paula at centralwi@wipatch.org.

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Wisconsin PATCH is a collaboration of several PATCH Sites. All of these sites are part of the PATCH Program. PATCH Dane County & PATCH Central WI are programs of WAWH. PATCH Coulee Region is supported in part by AMCHP, GMF, and EHC.

Have a general inquiry? Contact Wisconsin PATCH at patch@wiawh.org.

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