Quality and Access for Reproductive Health Equity for Teens

Q4T Project

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Access to quality reproductive health services, including contraception and sexually transmitted infection services, plays an important role in supporting the health and well-being of adolescents and promoting health equity. In September 2020, in collaboration with the National Association of Community Health Centersexternal icon, CDC launched the Quality and Access for Reproductive Health Equity for Teens (Q4T) project. The goal of this project is to facilitate implementation of quality improvement initiatives focused on best practices in adolescent reproductive health services in community health centers.  It is built on past community– and clinic-based teen pregnancy prevention initiatives.

With key support from CAI, Incexternal icon., this collaboration will involve consultation with expert researchers and community-based providers to develop an Adolescent Reproductive Health Quality Improvement (ARH QI) Package.  The ARH QI Package will include change strategies and identify related tools and resources for implementing ARH QI initiatives. Similar to other “Change Packages,” such as the Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Packageexternal icon and the Tobacco Cessation Change Packageexternal icon, the ARH QI Package will draw upon existing tools and resources used to support ARH QI efforts.

Although the ARH QI Package will be designed for quality improvement in community health centers, it may also be useful for other clinical settings that serve adolescents.

For more information about this project, contact DRHInfo@cdc.gov.