Tactical approaches to providing adolescent health service in urban settings [PCW-4]

Leader: Marie Donaldson, University Research Co. LLC
27 November 2018 | 08.30am to 12.30pm

This workshop is free of charge and open to all registered delegates.
To register for this workshop email: Richard Hart.

In recent years there is increasing advocacy and action at the global level to address the health and development needs of adolescents. This is particularly needed in the urban setting where a growing population of adolescents now live.   Despite global calls for action and a recognition of the need, the unique physical, psychosocial, developmental and communication needs of adolescents in healthcare settings presents a challenge for service delivery.  Innovative models for providing adolescent health services, which recognize these unique challenges are needed.  Reaching adolescents in urban settings with health services requires a multi-sectoral approach and therefore determining appropriate platforms and strategies for meeting the health and development needs can only effectively be addressed through multi-sectoral and disciplinary partnership.

The Implementation Science Collaborative supported by the USAID funded Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) Project based at University Research Co., LLC is hosting this workshop to inform a set of implementation science priorities and a workplan to advance innovative and tactical approaches to providing adolescent health services in urban settings.  We invite policy-makers, researchers, implementers and practitioners, advocates and donors to join this dynamic and interactive workshop which will allow participants to: share progress and establish more formalized learning network around implementation science and models for adolescent services in urban settings; identify set of priorities and develop collaborative workplan to inform the implementation of more effective models for adolescent services; contribute to a white paper articulating the challenges associate with providing adolescent services in urban settings, and outlining promising strategies for future efforts.


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