What You Should Know:
– Sutter Health extends its partnership to global digital health company Ada – creators of the world’s most popular symptom assessment app to integrate digital triage into the mental health service, Scout by Sutter Health™ to help deliver AI-powered mental health support to young people.
– As many as half of all mental disorders begin by age 14. However, mental health concerns in young people are often stigmatized, with many experiencing difficulties in identifying and communicating their distress and anticipating that help will be difficult to access.
– By integrating Ada’s groundbreaking AI assessment and digital triage technology into the Scout platform, this partnership allows young Sutter Health users to better understand their mental health symptoms and the services available to them, helping more young people access personalized support than ever before.
How Scout by Sutter Health Works
Scout by Sutter Health™ is an early intervention and prevention-focused digital experience that delivers evidence-based tips, tools, and activities to help teens and young adults build resilience and manage their everyday mental health. Co-designed with young people and clinical experts, the program offers personalized support to those aged 12-26. Scout offers mental health literacy, builds resilience and emotional health, and provides timely redirects to clinical care when needed. Participants receive weekly check-ins and are connected to non-clinical guides who support engagement. Scout is also available for caregivers who can enroll to receive information and tools designed to help them understand, support, and connect with their loved ones as they work through their mental health journey.
Users now completing an Ada assessment via Sutter’s website and who meet the appropriate acuity and eligibility criteria may now be provided information about Scout by Sutter Health™ as a possible care option and presented with a dedicated sign-up page. Those under 16 years old are required to have an assessment completed on their behalf by a parent or caregiver.
– Young Sutter users who complete an AI-based health assessment through Ada will now be redirected towards Scout by Sutter Health to receive personalized mental health support. Participants receive weekly check-ins and are connected to non-clinical guides who support engagement.