The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

November 8, 2011

UTPRC Activities

UTPRC activitiesThe Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Researchers from the UTPRC presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) last week in Washington, DC. Presentations were made throughout the five day event by UTPRC faculty and staff on the many UTPRC research projects. Congratulations to all who presented!

 Special Event

UT HealthAnnual John P. McGovern Award Lecture Series in Health Promotion

The annual John P. McGovern Award Lecture Series in Health Promotion, sponsored by the UT Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, will take place November 17 at the UT School of Public Health in Houston at 11:30 AM. The 2011 Award Recipient is Cornelius Baker, Senior Communications Advisor at the FHI 360 Center on AIDS and Community Health and the Senior Policy Advisor for the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition. Mr. Baker will present “Protest and Progress – How AIDS Has Transformed Health Care in America (and What’s Next!)”. The event is free to attend. Lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees.

In the News

In the NewsBoys Should Get Routine HPV Vaccination, CDC Panel Says

USA Today, October 25, 2011

All 11 to 12 year olds – both boys and girls – should be routinely vaccinated against HPV, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended. CDC has recommended routine vaccination of girls for five years. Two years ago, ACIP used a “permissive recommendation” on the shots for boys. Vaccinating boys will protect both them and their sexual partners from HPV – related cancer, doctors with CDC say. Click on the above link to read more.

Latest Research

CDCCDC Teenagers in the U.S.: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth

Martinez G., Copen CE, and Abma JC. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 23(31). October 2011.

This report includes estimates on factors that affect the risk of teen pregnancy, STD, and HIV infection in the U.S., including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing. Click on the above link to read the report.

Funding Opportunities

Funding OpportunitiesJ. Jill Compassion Fund

Deadline: December 21, 2011

The J.Jill women’s retail store is now accepting preapplications for the 2012 Compassion Fund Grants. The Compassion Fund supports: job training, education and transitional and/or affordable housing for women in need; programs that break down barriers for women in need to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency; general operating expenses for organizations that fall within J. Jill’s guidelines. For 2012, priority consideration will be given to programs and organizations that empower women and help them become self-sufficient; have established a relationship with, or connection to, one or more of the J. Jill store(s), and are located near one or more J. Jill store (s). Click on the above link for more information.

Job Opportunity

checkboxHealth Education Coordinator II – Voices Against Violence

The University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for a Health Education Coordinator II. The purpose of this position is to lead prevention efforts on the UT campus addressing interpersonal violence. Click on the above link for more information!

Tools You Can Use

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States Sexuality Education and Abstinence-Only-Until Marriage Programs

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) recently released their State Profiles for 2010. This report examines sexuality education and abstinence-only programs with individual profiles for each state. The purpose of the Profiles is to serve as a guide for advocates, educators, policymakers, public health professionals, and community stakeholders who are working to advance comprehensive approaches to sexuality education. Click on the above link to visit the Texas Profile.

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