The Comprehensive Healthcare for Adolescents Initiative (CHAI) project convenes a network of partners consisting of subject-matter experts, organizational partners, and a youth advisory group to develop an innovative program that improves youth access to and experiences with healthcare. By applying three frameworks: model of innovation, human-centered design, and systems thinking, this project seeks to transform the landscape of accessibility and experience with healthcare for youth. This project builds upon previous work conducted by the team through the iTP3 project and utilizes its expertise to lead innovative program development.

The CHESS lab, specifically, provides systems thinking and evaluation expertise for the project. Dr. Garney is leading the development and implementation of all systems thinking focused activities to guide in the development of innovative programs. She, alongside other members of the CHESS lab, lead all evaluation activities, including implementation and program evaluation for the project.