PATCH for Providers Workshop

PATCH for Providers is a 90-minute workshop that provides an authentic perspective on ways health care teams can more effectively communicate and build relationships with teens while planning for and managing a successful health care transition. It is led by a group of trained PATCH Teen Educators under the supervision and support of their PATCH Site Coordinator, ensuring content and learning objectives are delivered with fidelity.

The PATCH workshop was very informative and thought provoking. It really shed light on the teen perspective and ignited a passion to make sure they truly understand their rights and feel safe, protected, and educated - PATCH for Providers Participant

We are offering numerous PATCH for Providers workshops throughout Wisconsin. Reach out to PATCH Staff at or 608.251.0139 ext 4 if you have questions about workshop pricing or scheduling. PATCH for Providers is happy to work with you to make sure PATCH messaging is accessible to you and your colleagues!

Practice Gap and Needs

Health care transition for youth and young adults is a priority for many U.S. health care and public health entities. There is a significant impact on individuals, as well as systems at large, when a structured and intentional transition process from pediatric to adult health care is not integrated into routine care. Youth and young adults are more likely to disengage, delay, or inappropriately use health services into adulthood resulting in poorer health outcomes and higher costs.

Persistent interpersonal barriers hinder open and engaging conversations between adolescents and health care providers. Some young people even choose to forgo services to avoid the potential realities of stigma, confidentiality breaches, and judgement from their health care providers – particularly in discussing more personal health behaviors and topics.

Elements of Competence

This educational activity is designed to change learner competence and focuses on the following competency areas:

  • The American Board of Medical Specialties’: Patient care and procedural skills, practice based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism
  • Institute of Medicine: Patient-centered care
  • Pharmacist (CAPE): Communication, cultural sensitivity, educator, patient advocacy, patient-centered care, population-based care, professionalism, and self-awareness
  • Pharmacy Technician Competencies (PTCB): Verbal Communication Skills, and
  • Nursing and Interprofessional: Roles/responsibilities, and interprofessional communication

    Target Audience

    This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, social workers, psychologists, public health and health educators, as well as other members of the health care team who have interest in empowering youth to transition from pediatric to adult health care.

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of this educational activity learners will be able to:

    1. Discuss and value the importance of adolescent concerns, attitudes, and preferences in health care settings.
    2. Describe ways to provide high-quality, youth-friendly health care services.
    3. Develop confidence and skills to communicate effectively and build relationships with teens.
    4. Advocate for and effectively communicate about appropriate youth-friendly health care services among the health care team.
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    Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

    Course Locations

    This course is designed for and marketed throughout Wisconsin. PATCH Sites are located in Dane, Coulee Region, and Central Wisconsin (with headquarters in Wausau).

    Course Attire

    To ensure your comfort in the workshop room, please bring a sweater or jacket to accommodate temperature variations.


    Chelsea Aeschbach, MPH, CHESAdrea McGlynn, PsyD
    Paula Cody, MD, MPHAmy Olejniczak, MS, MPH 
    Alice Egan, MSSW, APSWAmy Parins, MPAS, PA-C
    Matthew Huppert, PharmDHeather Royer, PhD, FNP-BC  
    Erica Koepsel, MA 



    Erica Koepsel, MA, PATCH Dane County Site Coordinator
    Angela Gelatt, MPH, CHES, PATCH Coulee Region Site Coordinator
    Paula Neiweem, PATCH Center WI Site Coordinator


    It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity materials.

    Disclosures will be available prior to the start of the conference.

    *The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re‐selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

    The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact

    Discloser List CME Internal Report

    Accreditation Statement

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH). The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of  1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAPA Credit Designation Statement

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation


    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 ANCC contact hours. 

    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

    A maximum of 1.50 hour of knowledge-based CE credit can be earned by successfully completing this live activity. Pharmacists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CE credit information, based on verification of live attendance, will be provided to NABP within 60 days after the activity completion.

    Universal Activity Number (UAN): XXXX


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Wisconsin – Madison ICEP is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Wisconsin – Madison ICEP maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 live continuing education credits.


    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP).  The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .15 CEUs or 1.5 hours.



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    Please reach out to PATCH Staff at or 608.251.0139 ext 4 if you have questions about workshop pricing or scheduling. We'd be happy to work with you to make sure PATCH messaging is accessible to you and your colleagues!

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