For many social determinants of health, younger populations are a key target for improving health and well being. Teenagers and young adults, specifically, are an important population for effecting change and altering long-term health.
Participants heard from essential hospital Hennepin County Medical Center about its innovative program, Aquí Para Ti (Here for You). This clinic-based development program consults and educates Latino teens and families about topics such as:
relationships with family and friends;
body image concerns;
family planning; and
The Minnesota Department of Health recognized Aquí Para Ti as a certified Health Care Home in 2010 and a certified Behavioral Health Home in 2016. Participants heard firsthand about the program and gain insights on challenges and solutions for targeting youth to improve population health.
Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Aquí Para Ti
Hennepin County Medical Center