The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

June 8, 2012

Special Event

The UTPRC is Highlighted in New Report by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy!

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.

In the News

In the NewsWHO: Sexually-Transmitted Superbug Could be Major Crisis

CNN Health, June 6, 2012

A major public health crisis is emerging, in the form of a sexually-transmitted disease that doesn’t respond to antibiotics, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said Wednesday.  “Once this organism develops full resistance to this last antibiotic that we have, we have nothing else to offer to these patients,” says Dr. Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, scientist at the WHO. Click on the above link to read more!


Latest Research

The Characteristics and Circumstances of Teen Fathers: At the Birth of Their First Child and Beyond

Scott ME, Steward-Streng NR, Manlove J, and Moore KA. Child Trends Research. June 2012.

Although an important part of the teen pregnancy dynamic, relatively little is known about teen fathers.  Child Trend’s latest research brief presents a statistical portrait of teen fathers’ characteristics at the time that their first child was born; their relationship status at the birth of that child; their subsequent experience fathering a child, if any; and their residential status at birth and in young adulthood.  Click on the above link to read the results!


Tools You Can Use

Fast Facts: Supporting Young Male Involvement in Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting

This fact sheet, by the Healthy Teen Network, explores the benefits of targeting boys and young men specifically in order to reduce teen pregnancy and early, unintended fatherhood and to promote the development of positive relationships between young fathers and their children.  Click on the above link to download the fact sheet!


Funding Opportunities

Funding OpportunitiesCommunity Transformation Grants – Small Communities Program Financed Solely by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Funds

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Deadline: Letter of intent due June 18, 2012

The HHS announced available funding of $70 million to improve the health of small communities across the nation.  Grants will be awarded to governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations across a variety of sectors, including transportation, housing, education, and public health, in an effort to save lives and control the nation’s growing health care costs associated with preventable chronic diseases. Click on the above link to read more!


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