The Agency is actively working to strengthen its capacity to address health inequities in Iowa. Health equity is defined as supporting opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible through the reduction of barriers in environmental, social, economic, and other conditions that impact health.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Initiative (2023) recommends annual well visits during adolescence. Annual well visits promote healthy behaviors, prevent risky ones, and detect conditions that can interfere with physical, social, and emotional development. Annual well visits provide opportunities for early identification and appropriate management and intervention for conditions and behaviors. Adolescent health promotion is important in preventing risky behaviors and improving mental health.
The purpose and intended outcomes of the Adolescent Well Visit Pilot Project are:
The required staffing for the project is one project director, one or more practice consultants, and one or more evaluators.
For a health equity overview, see https://www.iowagrants.gov/fileDownloadExternal.do?filename=1703176506054_A.+FY24+RFP+Adolescent+Well+Visit+Pilot+Project+4.pdf#page=23
AAP Bright Futures Initiative: https://www.aap.org/en/practice-management/bright-futures/
Estimated Total Program Funding: