Conference: April 18-21, 2012
The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is requesting applications for the community site visits during their 15th Anniversary Conference in Houston. Site visits provide an opportunity for conference participants to learn from local partnerships by spending nearly three hours touring and talking with the partnership’s major stakeholders. The deadline to apply to host a site visit is February 15. Click on the above link for more information and to get the application!
January 19th; 12:30 PM CST
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and Cicatelli Associates are hosting a webinar series on working with schools to prevent teen pregnancy. Part one of the series, Working with Schools to Implement Evidence Based Programs and Identifying Opportunities to Better Meet the Sexual Health Needs of Adolescents, will focus on increasing understanding of how the education system works; strategies for building positive relationships with key stakeholders in schools; and tips for implementing evidence based teen pregnancy prevention programs in schools. Panelists will include representatives from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy (MATP). Click on the above link to register!
In the News
Groundbreaking National Sexuality Education Standards Set the New Gold Standard for Sexuality Education in Public Schools
On January 9th, four leading health organizations released the first-ever national standards for sexuality education in schools. Published in the Journal of School Health, the ground-breaking National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K-12, provide clear consistent, and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through grade 12. The standards are the result of a cooperative effort by the American Association of Health Education, the American School Health Association, the National Education Association Health Information Network, and the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education, in coordination with the Future of Sex Education (FoSE) Initiative. Click on the above link to read more.
Adolescent Perceptions of Risk and Need for Safer Sexual Behaviors After First Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
Kowalczyk TL, et al. (2012). Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 166(1):82-88
The objectives of this study were to 1) examine the perceptions of risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) and other sexually transmitted infections, 2) examine perceived need for safer sexual behaviors, and 3) determine factors associated with less perceived need for safer sexual behaviors, all in the context of receiving the first HPV vaccination. Girls 13 to 21 years were recruited to participate. Click on the above link to read the results!
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due January 31, 2012
TG’s Public Benefit Program will support efforts by non-profit entities that declare intent to use grant funding to improve student persistence and completion in postsecondary education. TG’s first priority is that the primary beneficiaries of these efforts, either directly or indirectly, be students who are from low- to moderate-income families. In addition, the competitive process favors proposals that also aim to serve the needs of first-generation college students or students who are from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in undergraduate and graduate education, which may include nontraditional or adult learners. Click on the above link for more information.
Tools You Can Use
The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) released its Atlas, a new tool that will allow users to create maps, charts and tables using HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis surveillance data. TB and viral hepatitis surveillance data will be added by mid-year. The data available will assist community leaders, public health professionals, policymakers, and health care providers better understand trends of these overlapping diseases. Prevention planners will be able to utilize the Atlas to better determine the most effective, high-impact use of resources and prevention services. Click on the above link to use Atlas!
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