Hot Topics in Adolescent Health - Stepping Up: Advocating for Adolescents

October 22, 2021

Jointly Provided:

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

Target Audience

This cutting-edge information will enhance knowledge, skills and performance of providers involved in physical, social and behavioral health aspects of care in adolescents and young adults.

The increased knowledge and skills will help attendees better advocate for youth in all domains of health and well-being.

Learning Objectives

  • Practice the inner work of anti-racism through self-reflection, explore how inequities impact key developmental milestones of adolescence, and apply a racial equity lens to more effectively engage and support the needs of young people.
  • Review creative ways to remove barriers and expand telemedicine support to meet adolescent sexual health needs. 
  • Identify the requirements set forth by the 21st Century Cures Act pertaining to medical record release, and review strategies to protect adolescent privacy within these regulations.
  • Apply an equity lens to healthcare communication strategies that involve parents/guardians, recognizing structural vulnerabilities (e.g. minoritized identities or lived experiences of racism or migration) that influence parent-teen-clinician dynamics
  • Gain practical skills in the clinical setting to educate parents/caregivers on teen health issues while maintaining rapport with teen patients and confidentiality when indicated
  • Review common validated mental health screening tools for mental illness in adolescents, interventions for positive screens, and resources for partnering with community resources. 

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Shaun Ayon,, 720-777-2700
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/22/2021 - 7:45am MDT
Event ends: 
10/22/2021 - 12:30pm MDT

Agenda – October 22, 2021 – Mountain Standard Time

7:45 – 8:00am   Welcome – Gordon Duvall, President, RM-SAHM

8:00 – 8:45         The intersection of racial equity and adolescent development - Vani Tangella, MPH

8:45 – 9:00          Questions and Answers

9:00 – 9:30         Bridges, not walls: Strengthening the parent/caregiver role to support teen health and well-being - Annie Hoopes, MD

9:30 – 9:45          Questions and Answers

9:45 -10:00         Break

10:00 – 10:30    Meeting them where they are: A family planning pandemic success story - Molly Richards, MD  

10:30 – 10:45     Questions and Answers

10:45 – 11:15    21st Century CURES Act: Handling privacy ailments in adolescent care - Amanda Bogart, MD

11:15 – 11:30    Questions and Answers

11:30 – 12:00pm    Adolescent mental health: Assessment and intervention strategies - Cherise L. Wells, Psy.D.

12:00-12:15        Questions and Answers

12:15 – 12:30    Evaluation and Adjourn

Children's Hospital Colorado
United States

This conference will be hosted virtually.

All planning committee have reported no relevant financial relationships. Full faculty disclosure will be reported prior to.

Visiting Speakers

Annie Hoopes, MD, MPH
Acting Assistant Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Adolescent Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente Washington

Vani Tangella, MPH
Racial Equity Specialist 
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment 

Cherise L. Wells, Psy.D.
Assistant Director of Behavioral Health  & Medical Services, Detention Services 
CO Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services 

University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado Faculty

Amanda Bogart, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Physician Informaticist 
Section of Adolescent Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Molly Richards, MD
Medical Director, BC4U
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Fellowship Director
Section of Adolescent Medicine


Gordon Duvall, DNP, RN, PNP
President, Rocky Mountain Society Adolescent Health Medicine
Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families
Division of Youth Services

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Other activity (Internet Live Course) for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

A general certificate of attendance will be provided to all other attendees.

Available Credit

  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 Attendance


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