While teens are still soaking up the last few days of summer break, parents and guardians are gearing up for a safe and successful beginning of school year. A new school year brings a rush to your local doctor’s office or school-based health center. As you are prepping for sports physicals and well-child checks, join us in celebrating immunization awareness month and read up on the 2013 recommended immunizations for children and teens from 7 through 18 years old. As we know, teens can develop risks for other diseases as they get older and protection from childhood vaccines begins to wear off.
Check out these immunization resources for all audiences:
- – For parents — A resource for parents to contemplate the reasons to vaccinate
- – For teens — A great resource for teens to learn how to discuss vaccinations with their parents
- – For clinicians — Activities and resources to promote vaccinations in your clinics
- – For parents and teens — Use this interactive quiz to find out what vaccinations are needed for adults and teens
Don’t forget! This is also the perfect time to also implement RAAPS and effectively screen teens for their risky behaviors! RAAPS has the technology that teens respond to, and that integrates with your existing practice workflow. It was made for you! RAAPS was developed in a medical practice by a clinician who faced the same challenges with screening adolescents that you do every day. RAAPS is the only standardized, validated adolescent risk screening tool made just for your needs.
The beginning of the school year is the best time started with RAAPS so you can have one full school year to identify and track risk trends and prove your outcomes and effectiveness. Contact us today to learn more!
Here’s to a great new school year focusing on reducing risks for teens!