Enhancing Adolescent Well-Visits

Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:00am

Enhancing Adolescent Well-Visits: Getting Them In, Setting the Stage, and Implementing Strength & Risk Screening Tools


Adolescence is one of the most dramatic periods of human growth and development, second only to infancy. While generally characterized by good health, adolescence is a key transition period in the life course that requires a unique set of health care services. A critical factor to achieve this goal is to ensure that adolescents access and obtain meaningful well-visits. Adolescent well-visits are an incentive metric for CCOs and area where few CCOs are sustaining meaningful improvements.

The purpose of this webinar will be to provide an overview of key components of the adolescent well visits, strategies for getting adolescents in for well visits and then, once they are in, strategies for providing quality well-visit care. 

Webinar participants will:

  1. Learn about key attributes of well-child visits for adolescents that ensure health and health care consumer issues are addressed in a high quality way 

  2. Learn from real-world examples in implementing these tools and “aha moments” from primary care practices in implementing these tools

  3. Learn about tools and strategies for:

  • Getting adolescents in for well-visits Setting the Stage for a successful well-visit, and for developing the adolescent as a health care consumer

  • Implementing broad

  • Strength - and Risk-based screening 


Presented By:

Colleen Reuland, MS
Executive Director
Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership

Ms. Reuland has over 16 years working with primary care practices and health systems to improve the quality of care provided to children and adolescents. A key component of Ms. Reuland’s work has been focused on adolescent preventive services and implementation of Bright Futures Recommendations.


RJ Gillespie, MD, MHPE
The Children's Clinic

Dr Gillespie is also the Medical Director of OPIP. From 2007 through 2010 he worked as the Medical Director of Quality Improvement for the Children’s Health Alliance, where he designed and implemented QI projects for a network of 110 pediatricians in the Portland metro area. He is actively involved as a member and advisor to a number of local quality improvement initiatives and state policy committees, including the Measurement & Reporting Committee for Q Corp, Community Health and Quality Committee for the OMA, the Patient Centered Primary Care Home Standards Advisory Committee for the Office of Health Policy & Research, and the OHA’s Metrics & Scoring Committee, which decides quality and incentive metrics for CCO's in Oregon. 


Kristin Case, FNP
Clinical Lead Provider
Multnomah County Health Department

Kristin has been working in the Multnomah County Health Department School Based Health Center program for over 15 years. In addition to practicing as a nurse practitioner at the David Douglas SBHC, she is also the lead clinician for the program.  Her passion in adolescent medicine has been to develop guidelines and support for medical providers in the area of mental health, specifically in suicide prevention and depression for the MCHD SBHC program. She has also worked with OCHIN to develop an EPIC tool to integrate Bright Futures into the SBHC practice.



OPIP Briefs:


OPIP's Adolescent Care Tools

Adolescent Health Working Group

Physicians for Reproductive Health

Use of Broad-Based Strength and Risk Screening Tools:

Multnomah County Health Department Child/Early Adolescent Health Assessment


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