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  • Health risk behaviors increase dramatically during each year of adolescence, especially between ages 11 and 16.
  • Why work to overcome barriers??
  • Providers were able to discuss and document risk behaviors reported by adolescents in a single clinical visit.

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  • DO YOU RAP?RAAPS Web Based Risk Screening Tool
  • Rapid Assessment for Adolescent PreventiveServices © (RAAPS) identifies risk behaviors contributing most to serious injury and premature death in adolescents.RAAPS is an evidence based,time efficient screening tool to be used by professionals working with youth in any setting.
  • RAAPS Origin• RAAPS was born at the University of Michigan out of research and practical need• RAAPS was built by software professionals and uses a structured, secured database meeting regulatory compliance requirements• All questions have been scientifically validated• Youth were involved in the development of the assessment and subsequent health messages
  • RAAPS Basic Facts:21 question youth friendly, screening toolAddressing risk behaviors in: •Diet & Exercise •Violence & Safety, •Substance Use, •Unintentional Injury, •Depression & Suicide •Sexual HealthCompleted by youth in an average of 5 to 7 minutesSurveys can be reviewed via computer or a hardcopy can be printed for use
  • The ProblemThe primary causes of premature death and injury arepreventable in 75% of the adolescent population. Thesecauses are rarely screened or directly counseled duringheath care visits.Almost 3/4 of adolescent mortality is a result of motor vehiclecrashes, homicide, suicide and unintentional injuries.Statistics suggest that today’s adolescents areengaging in risk behaviors at earlier ages andwith more diversity.Risk behaviors contribute to poor health,educational, and social outcomes
  • Barriers to Providing Risk Assessment• Time for teens complete survey and provider to review• Teen honesty• Survey fatigue• No structure or consistency between teens and between providers• Provider confidence• No system to manage population risk behaviors
  • Why?To prevent serious injury, illness and death in our teens
  • Overcome Barriers with RAAPS!1. Web based• No installation required• Continually enhanced with real time updates• Can be accessed anywhere on any device with internet access2. Youth Friendly• Engaging, short format reduces survey fatigue• Teens are more honest in identifying their risk behaviors when using technology
  • 3. Reporting• Databases all participants• Allows for review of individual risk behaviors over time and aggregate population risk• Easy to use, no special skills or IT assistance needed to review data4. Health Literacy• Addresses low reading levels and English as a second language through text and audio multilingual options for youth completion of the questions
  • 5. Health Messages• Ensures accurate, evidence based health education is provided to teens individualized to their identified risk behaviors• Assists providers who dont have as much knowledge or experience in counseling on a particular risk behavior6. Electronic Medical Record Option• Allows for electronic capture of risk and counseling provided• Participant management system for counselors
  • 7. Standardized Tool• Ensures that the same questions are asked from teen to teen and from provider to provider• Is reimbursable as a standardized risk assessment tool8. Scientific Validation• Evidence based, scientifically validated questions• Use study showed shorter, more impactful assessment
  • On-line with nothing to install
  • Applications for Practice1. Quick, time-efficient tool for assessment of risk, allowing more time for risk behavior counseling2. A vital part of the patient-centered medical home model3. Risk data on your adolescent population can be accessed quickly and easily through the reports section of the web-based system4. Tailored clinic services and targeted health messages to most common behaviors5. Review individual and aggregate risk behavior changes over time
  • RAAPS www.raaps.org