Teen Access and Quality Initiative (TAQ) (DP15-1508)

The CDC Division of Reproductive Health supported three organizations in the 2015–2020 Teen Access and Quality Initiative (TAQ) cooperative agreement to 1) improve the quality of publicly funded health centers’ adolescent sexual and reproductive health services and 2) improve adolescent access to sexual and reproductive health services if needed.  To accomplish the latter, funded organizations worked with youth-serving organizations (YSO) to screen and refer young people to care.

The TAQ Clinical Framework pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB] depicts the overall structure and approach for supporting clinics to improve sexual and reproductive health services for young people.
The TAQ YSO Referral Framework pdf icon[PDF – 791 KB] depicts the process that youth-serving organizations followed to refer young people to services.

Other important TAQ tools include the following: