The World Health Organization has just released its “Core Competencies in Adolescent Health and Development for Primary Care Providers-including a tool to assess the adolescent health and development component in pre-service education of health-care providers.” Our own Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc served as an external review for the new WHO report and was the only expert selected from Canada.
The report seeks to:
“help countries develop competency-based educational programs in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education. In addition, it provides guidance on how to assess and improve the structure, content and quality of the adolescent health component of pre-service curricula. By fostering the capacity of health-care providers in adolescent health care and development, the document supports the implementation in countries of the Global Standards for Quality Health-Care Services for Adolescents. The ultimate goal of this competency framework is to increase the quality of health-care services provided to adolescents by improving the education of primary health-care providers.”
The reports seeks the adoption and implementation of a global standard for quality health-care Services for adolescents around the world.
To read the report visit WHO’s website.