RAAPS Adolescent Risk Assessment


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RAAPS Adolescent Risk Assessment

  1. 2. What We Do <ul><li>Possibilities for Change offers a web-based adolescent risk screening tool Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services © (RAAPS) identifying risk behaviors contributing most to serious injury and premature death in adolescents.  </li></ul><ul><li>RAAPS is an evidence based, time efficient screening tool to be used by professionals working with youth in any setting. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Our Origin <ul><li>RAAPS was born at the University of Michigan out of research and practical need </li></ul><ul><li>RAAPS was built by software professionals and uses a structured, secured database meeting regulatory compliance requirements </li></ul><ul><li>All questions have been scientifically validated </li></ul><ul><li>Youth were involved in the development of the assessment </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Problem The primary causes of premature death and injury are preventable in 75% of the adolescent population. Almost 3/4 of adolescent mortality is a result of motor vehicle crashes, homicide, suicide and unintentional injuries. These causes are rarely screened or directly counseled during heath care visits . The majority of health problems among adolescents are due to risky behaviors rather than biological dysfunction. Statistics suggest that today’s adolescents are engaging in risk behaviors at earlier ages and with more diversity. Health risk behaviors increase dramatically during each year of adolescence, especially between ages 11 and 16.
  4. 5. <ul><li>Feel free to talk honestly about what’s happening in their lives and how they feel about it </li></ul><ul><li>Receive the support they need to make positive choices and express healthy behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Feel good about themselves and their choices so they can lead happy, productive lives </li></ul>The P4C Vision We envision a world where adolescents:
  5. 6. <ul><li>Use powerful screening tools to quickly identify risk behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Identify adolescent risk behaviors contributing to serious injury and premature death </li></ul><ul><li>Provide effective counseling & resources to keep adolescents from making destructive decisions thereby positively impacting their health </li></ul>The P4C Vision We envision a world where professionals working with teens:
  6. 7. But…. <ul><li>Teens aren’t as honest with health professionals face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>They are technology savvy </li></ul><ul><li>There is no structure or consistency in risk screening evaluation from teen to teen and between health professionals </li></ul><ul><li>There is no system for health professionals to manage their population’s risk behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>There is no database of risk information on your population </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t know how your population compares to others </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Basic Facts: <ul><ul><li>Secure Web-Based Software Application (nothing to install) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMR Capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Reporting Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost-Effective Annual License </li></ul></ul>The RAAPS screening tool is a 21 question youth friendly, screening tool addressing risk behaviors in: diet, exercise, violence/safety, substance use, unintentional injury, depression/suicide, and sexuality. The RAAPS can be completed in an average of 5 to 7 minutes using a device with internet access. Completed surveys can be downloaded to a tablet or other personal computer or a hard copy can be printed by the clinic staff for use during their appointment.
  8. 9. Categories Covered <ul><li>The product assesses on the following topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bullying/Abuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substance Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other Substance Use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual Activity and Orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self Harm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protective Factors </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Why? <ul><li>To prevent serious injury, illness and death in teens </li></ul>
  10. 11. Offered Two ways
  11. 12. In Paper or through existing EMR
  12. 13. On-line with nothing to install
  13. 14. Who is RAAPS for? <ul><li>Physician Practices/Health Clinics </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescent Medicine Practices </li></ul><ul><li>School Based Health Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Juvenile Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Public, Private and Specialty Middle & High Schools </li></ul><ul><li>State and National Youth Serving Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Halfway Houses </li></ul>
  14. 15. Our Ideal Customer <ul><li>Institution concerned with risky behaviors in their adolescent population </li></ul><ul><li>Institution trying to provide structured screening tool and database profile of their adolescent population </li></ul><ul><li>Institution where health professionals are web-enabled and web comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>Institution concerned about meeting national requirements </li></ul>
  15. 16. Why are we different? <ul><li>Built out of practical need </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter, more impactful assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a web-based tool </li></ul><ul><li>Can customize to your individual needs </li></ul><ul><li>Can database all participants </li></ul><ul><li>Offer participant management for counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Full reporting available upon demand </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Evidence based </li></ul><ul><li>Patient centered </li></ul><ul><li>Concise format </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use by clinic staff and adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Youth friendly format and design </li></ul><ul><li>A vital part of the patient-centered medical home </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to assess for major risks in adolescents in a short amount of time </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates coordination of care </li></ul>RAAPS Strengths
  17. 18. Benefits <ul><li>Clinic services and targeted health messages through education materials and posters can be tailored to address the greatest needs of your adolescent population </li></ul><ul><li>Individual and aggregate risk behavior changes over time can be reviewed quickly and easily </li></ul><ul><li>Is a reimbursable service as an add-on to a health visit </li></ul><ul><li>Increased accuracy of risk identification and documentation of counseling provided in a single visit </li></ul><ul><li>Risk data on your adolescent population can be accessed quickly and easily through the comprehensive reports section of the system </li></ul><ul><li>Teens will use it and answer more honestly </li></ul>
  18. 19. Full Service Provider <ul><li>License to product </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Training on use of instrument </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Users Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor suggested responses and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Informational Package </li></ul><ul><li>Full reporting package </li></ul><ul><li>On-going customer support </li></ul>Note: Counselor Training is available upon request at an additional charge
  19. 20. Customer Testimonials I used to dread coming up with a way to discuss at risk behaviors. The RAAPS gives me a way to not only bring it up, but identify risky behaviors that warrant intervention. It puts sensitive topics right out on the table for discussion and helps teens feel more comfortable discussing topics that impact greatly on their overall health. Very specific questions for adolescents.  We find out so many are being threatened in school and have thoughts of suicide that we did not know were having these issues.  Also, it does provide a gateway for students to ask questions about STIs.
  20. 21. Summary <ul><li>Born out of practical need to properly implement Adolescent Risk Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding background, education, experience and passion of Founder </li></ul><ul><li>Great product </li></ul><ul><li>The system is already being used by counselors around the world in various settings </li></ul><ul><li>Complete product offering and full service provider </li></ul><ul><li>We understand the health professional workflow </li></ul>
  21. 22. www.raaps.org