Aquí Para Ti / Here for You
Aquí Para Ti / 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.
At Aquí Para Ti, 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:
- Raising teens
- Family planning
- Diet and healthy control of weight
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Pregnancy Care
We refer teens to additional services, including:
- Exercise programs
- Food shelves
- WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
- Individual and family therapy
- Nurses who can visit pregnant women at home
Between Us Initiative
Between Us Initiative was created by Aquí Para Ti / 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.
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 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 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 Ti 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 Ti Noted for Excellence in Service
Aquí Para Ti is documented on 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 Ti 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 consider fundamental the bicultural aspect of the program, its results of Teen Birth Control Use, and the improvement on the family communication.