The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

May 29, 2012

Special Event

ASH Course 2012Time is Running Out!! Register for The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course!

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

Register for the UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course!  This year’s theme 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!

In the News

In the NewsPACHA Resolution in Support of Comprehensive Sex Ed

The President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) recently passed a resolution in favor of comprehensive sexuality education.  The resolution expresses strong support for current initiatives, including those of the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), and support for expanding federal programs and funding for comprehensive sex education and HIV prevention for youth.  The resolution also calls for the elimination of federal funding for abstinence-only-until marriage programs, as well as for no federal funding to be used for programs that withhold information, are medically inaccurate or have been shown to be ineffective, promote gender stereotypes, or ignore or stigmatize LGBT youth.  In addition, the resolution requests that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review their list of evidence-based programs with these content standards in mind.  Click on the above link to read the resolution statement!

Latest Research

Advertisements Promoting Human Papillomavirus Vaccine for Adolescent Boys: Does Source Matter?

Pepper JK, Reiter PL, McRee AL, Brewer NT. Sex Transm Infect, 88(4). 2012.

The purpose of this study was to examine whether parents accurately recall the source of advertisements promoting the HPV vaccine and the impact of drug company advertisements. Click on the above link to read the results!




Tools You Can Use

NACCHO Launches New Online Resource

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently launched a new online STD Program Adaptation and Partner Engagement Resource Kit.  The Resource Kit is informed by five local health department (LHD) STD programs that have collaborated with community partners to adapt their programs to meet local STD prevention and control needs. LHDs can use the Resource Kit to help guide and expand their own STD program activities.  The Kit provides tools, resources, and lessons learned in the development and implementation of each program, all of which can be modified to the fit the needs of users.  Click on the above link to access the guide!


Funding Opportunities

Connecting Latino and African American Males to Sexual Health Services: An Adaptation of Project Connect

Deadline: June 27, 2012

Source: CDC

This project will explore the channels necessary for reaching at-risk African American and Latino adolescent and young adult males in urban settings.  This project will also build on these findings to adapt and evaluate an existing, efficacious program, the Project Connect Health Systems Intervention, to meet the sexual and reproductive health care needs of these adolescent and young adult males. Click on the above link to read more!

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