Number/percent of health workers trained to provide adolescent and youth-friendly services

The percent of program staff specifically trained to work with or provide information, education, or family plan­ning services to adolescents

This indicator is calculated as:

(# of program staff who have received specific training to provide education/ counseling or adolescent health care /Total # of program staff working with adolescents) x 100


Number of program staff working with adolescents, number (of these) who received specific training to pro­vide education/ counseling or adolescent health care.

If targeting and/or linking to inequity, classify trainees by areas served (poor/not poor) and disaggregate by area served.


Program personnel files/records


Working with youth requires perspectives and skills often lacking in standard pre-service training. This in­dicator measures the extent to which program person­nel working with adolescents have received specific training to provide services to adolescents. Services may include outreach, information, education, counsel­ing, referral, and reproductive health services.


This indicator only measures staff exposure to training; it does not measure the quality of the training or the staff competence in working with adolescents as a re­sult of the training.  A follow-up indicator could be Number/percent of trainees who have mastered relevant knowledge (found in the Training section of this database).


health system strengthening (HSS), training, adolescent
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