The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

January 4, 2012

Special Event

Community-Campus Partnerships for HealthCommunity-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Conference

April 18-21, 2012
Houston, TX

The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is convening their 15th Anniversary Conference in Houston, to nurture a growing network of community-campus partnerships that are striving to solve our most pressing health, social and economic challenges. The conference agenda is designed to facilitate opportunities for participants to engage in substantive discussions, gain new knowledge and practical skills, think critically about their work and take action individually and collectively. Click on the above link for more information!

In the News

In the NewsSex Education Gets Directly to Youths, via Text

New York Times, December 30, 2011

Health groups and school districts are using web sites and texts to reach teenagers. “When we ask young people what is the No. 1 way they learn about sex, they say, ‘We Google it,'” said Deb Levine, executive director of ISIS Inc, an Oakland Calif.,-based nonprofit organization that administers texting services and checks content for medical accuracy. “But most of the time, the best information is not coming up in those searches”. Click on the above link to read more.

Latest Research

Journal of Adolescent HealthBullying Perpetration and Subsequent Sexual Violence Perpetration Among Middle School Students

Espelage, D.L., et al. (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(1):60-65

This study examines the association between bullying experiences and sexual violence perpetration among a sample of middle school students across five schools in the a Midwestern state. Click on the above link to read the results!


Funding Opportunities

Funding OpportunitiesHIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program Existing Geographic Service Areas

Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Deadline: January 31, 2012

The purpose of this funding is to provide, on an ongoing outpatient basis, high quality early intervention services/primary care to individuals with HIV infection. These services become part of a continuum of HIV prevention and care for individuals who are at risk for HIV infections or are HIV infected. All early intervention services (EIS) programs must provide: appropriate medical evaluation and clinical care; and other essential services such as oral health care, outpatient mental health services, outpatient substance abuse services and nutritional services, and appropriate referrals for specialty services. Click on the above link for more information.

Tools You Can Use

The Kaiser Family FoundationUpdated Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet on Women’s Health Insurance Coverage

The Kaiser Family Foundation has updated their fact sheet on women’s health insurance coverage, reflecting new data for 2010 from the U.S. Census Bureau. The fact sheet provides the latest statistics on health coverage, describes the major sources of health insurance for women ages 18-64, and examines several measures in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 that will change the profile of women’s coverage between now and 2014, when the law will take full effect. Click on the above link to access the fact sheet!

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