Leadership Education in Adolescent Health is a specialized leadership training program in adolescent healthcare. Training focuses on an interdisciplinary team approach, as members of the team include faculty and fellows in medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, and social work. LEAH is federally funded through a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau under Title V.
Baylor College of Medicine is one of seven sites in the United States funded to train future leaders in Adolescent Medicine. The Baylor LEAH program has been in existence since 1997.
Care is provided at Texas Children’s Hospital and in community-based sites including Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth, and the school-based clinic at Lee High School.
Training is comprised of four core areas:
- Clinical service
Clinical problems which are complex and varied and include:
- Eating disorders and obesity
- Gynecologic problems
- Chronic illnesses
- Chronic fatigue
- Depression and anxiety