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Aquí Para Tí / Here for You

Aquí Para Tí / Here for You is a clinic-based development program for Latino youths ages 11 to 24 and their families. APT was created in 2002 to support Latino adolescents, who are often being raised in a culture very different than that of their parents. APT is funded by the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative of the Minnesota Department of Health.

Clinic for Latino Youth

Whittier Clinic
2810 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55415

Clinic hours: 1:30pm - 5pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Appointments: 612-873-8145

Medical Care

Physical Exams, Pregnancy Tests and Other Services

At Aquí Para Tí, we offer complete physical exams, pregnancy tests, treatment of common diseases, pregnancy care testing, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

We consult with teens about the following topics:

  • Depression, anxiety, or anger
  • School issues
  • Relationships with family or friends
  • Abuse of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Worries about height or weight
  • Communication between children and parents

We educate teens about:

  • Health
  • Raising teens
  • Family planning
  • Diet and healthy control of weight
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Pregnancy Care

We refer teens to additional services, including:

  • Schools
  • Exercise programs
  • Food shelves
  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Nurses who can visit pregnant women at home
 
Between Us

Between Us Initiative

Between Us Initiative was created by Aquí Para Tí / Here for You to promote and advocate for teen-friendly and accessible services so that all teen patients feel comfortable seeking care in our organization. Between Us brings together different groups of professionals to:

  • Start a dialogue about adolescent care practices across the organization
  • Discuss issues affecting adolescent patient care
  • Promote a teen-friendly organization
  • Provide support to providers working in this field
  • Provide resources for professionals working with adolescents.
Cost

Cost of a visit at APT

The cost of a visit at APT is the same as a regular medical appointment. The difference is that for APT appointments, the patient has free access to health education, mental health evaluation, counseling, and referrals to other resources. Our clinics accept any type of medical insurance. If you do not have health insurance, you may meet with a financial consultant to apply for medical insurance or a discount card.

We offer family planning services for free or at a reduced cost to those who qualify.

Awards

Awards and Recognition

Hilary E.C. Millar Award

Aquí Para Tí was awarded the 2014 Hilary E.C. Millar Award for Innovative Approaches to Adolescent Health Care recognizes original and innovative programs that predominantly focus on adolescent health care. This recognition is presented to any national or international individual, organization, or agency involved in adolescent health care, defined in its broadest sense.

Community Partner of the Year Award

Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting (MOAPPP) recognized the Aquí Para Ti Program on May 7 with its Community Partner of the Year Award, which is given to a person or program that has contributed to public understanding and dialogue of adolescent sexual health, pregnancy prevention, and parent support.

Aquí Para Tí was chosen for their work to help parents understand the important role they play in their child's life around these issues, and because the program is a voice for these issues in the Latino community.

Aquí Para Tí, Noted for Excellence in Service

Aquí Para Tí is documented by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as a comprehensive, bicultural, clinic-based, youth development program that provides medical care, behavioral health consultations, coaching, health education, and referrals to Latino youths (and their parents) and young adults.

Aquí Para Tí considers recognized for its Innovative Model

APT was recognized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as an example of an innovative tool to improve quality and reduce disparity. AHRQ considers fundamental the bicultural aspect of the program, its results of Teen Birth Control Use, and the improvement in the family communication.

Aquí Para Tí / Here for You Media

Online News

Translating Health Care - Minneapolis has taken in waves of immigrants with distinctive patterns of beliefs about health. This video highlights the importance of communicating with patients in their language to provide the best possible care. Source: New York Times, March 28, 2009

Awards and Recognition

Hilary E.C. Millar Award

Aquí Para Ti was awarded the 2014 Hilary E.C. Millar Award for Innovative Approaches to Adolescent Health Care recognizes original and innovative programs that predominantly focus on adolescent health care. This recognition is presented to any national or international individual, organization, or agency involved in adolescent health care, defined in its broadest sense.

Community Partner of the Year Award

Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention, and Parenting (MOAPPP) recognized the Aquí Para Tí Program on May 7 with its Community Partner of the Year Award, which is given to a person or program that has contributed to public understanding and dialogue of adolescent sexual health, pregnancy prevention, and parent support.

Aquí Para Tí was chosen for their work to help parents understand the important role they play in their child's life around these issues, and because the program is a voice for these issues in the Latino community.

Aquí Para Tí Noted for Excellence in Service

Aquí Para Tí is documented by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as a comprehensive, bicultural, clinic-based, youth development program that provides medical care, behavioral health consultations, coaching, health education, and referrals to Latino youths (and their parents) and young adults.

Aquí Para Tí recognized for its Innovative Model

APT was recognized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as an example of an innovative tool to improve quality and reduce disparity. AHRQ considers fundamental the bicultural aspect of the program, its results of Teen Birth Control Use, and the improvement in the family communication.

Resources

Questionnaire Forms for Parents

Teen Parenting Tool Kit

Normalizing Adolescence

Source: Teenage Medical Service

Other Parenting Resources

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Materials

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Parenting Pamphlets

Video Material: "Positive Parent, Healthy Families" (Spanish)

Source: Material developed by Aquí Para Ti/Here for You program sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health, YouTube. The objective of the 5 videos is to educate parents of Latino youth living in Minnesota, giving them resources and tools on crucial issues of adolescence such as the emotional and physical development of adolescents, parenting styles, living in two worlds (the Latin and Anglo), discipline and communication.

Aquí Para Tí Staff

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Maria Verónica Svetaz, MD, MPH

Director

 

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Laura Trebs

Community Health Worker

612-873-8145

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Dora Palma

Family Case Manager

612-873-8145
[email protected] 

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Ursula Reynoso

Isabel Duran-Graybow

Youth Mentor/School Connector

612-873-8145
[email protected]