PATCH for Providers Workshop - March 14, 2022

Wisconsin Rapids, WI US
March 14, 2022

This 90-minute workshop 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

This innovative, one-time session will be offered numerous times throughout the year, but groups can also make a workshop request by reaching out to or 608.251.0139 ext 4

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’: Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Institute of Medicine: Patient-centered care
  • Nursing and Interprofessional: Interprofessional communication
  • UW ICEP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Value Diversity in the Clinical Encounter

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, 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. Describe the concerns, preferences, and realities of young people in health care settings.
  2. Value diversity among teens and recognize the challenges and opportunities this poses in health care settings.
  3. Explain ways to provide high-quality, youth-friendly health care services.
  4. Develop confidence and skills to build positive relationships and communicate effectively with teens.
  5. Advocate for and effectively communicate about appropriate youth-friendly health care services among the health care team.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AAPA Category 1 CME
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ACE Credits
  • 1.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 1.50 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/14/2022 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
03/14/2022 - 10:00am CDT

Workshop Topics

  • Welcome, Setting the Stage, Not Exactly
  • You Can do It!
  • Keeping it Confidential
  • Please Step Out
  • What’s Wrong with This? Recap
  • Q&A, Closing


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.

Wood County Health Department
111 W Jackson St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
United States


Teen Educators are essential to this workshop and we thank them for sharing their talent, insights and health care experiences. PATCH teen educators of this accredited CE activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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


Angela Gelatt, MPH, CHES, PATCH La Crosse Site Coordinator
Aryce Jackson, PATCH Milwaukee Site Coordinator
Erica Koepsel, MA, PATCH Madison Site Coordinator
Sara Luchini, PATCH WoCo Site Coordinator
Tessa Randolph, PATCH Green Bay Site Coordinator
Paula Neiweem, PATCH Wausau Site Coordinator


It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.

For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on, patients.

The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.

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.


American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this In-Person Live activity or 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

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this In-Person Live activity for a maximum of 1.50 ANCC contact hours. 

ASWB Approved Continuing Education (ACE) – Social Work Credit

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 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.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AAPA Category 1 CME
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.50 ACE Credits
  • 1.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 1.50 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


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Learner Registration

Learner registration takes place through PATCH.

Schedule or request workshop pricing information from PATCH at or 608.251.0139 ext 4