A Rapid Assessment of Youth Friendly Reproductive Health Services
The “Clinic Assessment of Youth Friendly Services: A Tool for Rapid Assessment and Improving Reproductive Health for Youth” was developed to facilitate the rapid assessment of youth friendly characteristics, providing the basis for developing and implementing a comprehensive action plan. Among the key issues assessed are provider attitudes, privacy and confidentiality, access to service, supportive policies and administrative procedures. The Tool is implemented through a variety of methods (including provider and client interviews, observation, and review of clinic statistics and policies) and can be used to establish a baseline, prepare a plan for training and service quality improvement, and measure changes in youth-friendliness by conducting periodic reassessments. It also allows for management and staff to become more involved in program operations and provides a means to get input from adolescent clients.