The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

February 23, 2012

Special Event

ASH Course 2012It’s Here!! The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course!

June 12-14, 2012
University Life Center
7440 Cambridge St
Houston, TX 77054

Registration is now open for the UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course! This year’s them is: Moving Schools Forward to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health. Debra Hauser, President of Advocates for Youth, will be the keynote speaker! This course is filled with interactive activities that cover various topics including:


  • A comprehensive overview of adolescent sexual health
  • Access to reproductive health services
  • Media and today’s youth
  • Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender youth in your school
  • Evidence-based prevention strategies
  • How you can become a leader for adolescent sexual health

Space is limited, so register today! Click on the above link for more information and to register!

Special Event

Webinar: Disseminating Messages through Social Networking Media

February 22, 2012
2:00 pm (CST)
Sponsored by the Banyan Tree Project and the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

This training is designed to explain how social networking tools (such as Facebook and Twitter) are used to disseminate messaging and which tools are most appropriate for your organization’s needs. Real-life case studies will also be discussed. Click on the above link to read more and to register!

In the News

In the NewsCDC Warns Untreatable Gonorrhea is On the Way

US News & World Report; February 13, 2012

Gonorrhea is increasingly showing resistance to one of the last known effective antibiotic treatments, and researchers say it is time to ‘sound the alarm’ about the potential for untreatable forms of the STD. Click on the about link to read more!

Latest Research

Task Force Findings/Community Guide Review on Comprehensive Risk Reduction and Abstinence Education for Adolescents Now Published!

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) has published its findings on two types of interventions to prevent teen pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections. The interventions are delivered to groups of teens in school or community settings. The Task Force recommended comprehensive risk reduction education; however they were unable to determine if abstinence education is effective for this purpose. These findings and the Community Guide evidence reviews on which they are based are published in the March 2012 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Click on the above link to read more!



Tools You Can Use

New STD Prevention Interactive Video from GYT!

The CDC has partnered again with MTV, Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America on the youth-oriented STD awareness and testing campaign, “GYT: Get Yourself Tested.” Recently, GYT created a new interactive video experience to normalize conversations about STDs and testing with partners and health care providers. The video is filled with talking tips, a quiz, and key information for starting a conversation about STDs and testing. Click on the above link to see the video!


Funding Opportunities

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series

Sponsor: The Eunic Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Deadline: April 10, 2012

The purpose of this opportunity is to bring together academic institutions and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing health disparities through the use of community-based participatory research. Pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention is one of many community health topic areas that can provide the focus for these partnerships. Click on the above link for more information!

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