The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

August 1, 2012

Special Event

Breaking the Silence: Promoting Dialogue to Affect Change

October 25, 2012; Austin, Texas

The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy will be holding their third annual conference, ‘Breaking the Silence: Promoting Dialogue to Affect Change,’ in Austin, Texas this October. The conference invites professionals of all domains involved with teen pregnancy prevention to collaborate in an interactive meeting to discuss Texas teen pregnancy and the ways to promote dialogue. Click on the above link to read more and to register! 

In the News

Blacks, Gay and Straight, have biggest struggle with HIV/AIDS

Huffington Post, July 23, 2012

Though the rate of HIV infection cases have dropped since the 1980’s, new cases are more likely to occur among the Black Gay and Bisexual population. Innovative approaches to prevention and treatment such as rapid HIV testing and CDC awareness campaigns are being targeted in these communities to help reduce transmission and infection.  Click on the above link to read more!

Latest Research

Over One-Third of All U.S. Births Were Unintended at the Time of Conception

Mosher, W.D., Jones, J., Abma, J.C., (2012). Intended and Unintended Births in the United States: 1982-2010. National Health Statistics Report, No. 55.

The latest report on data from 2006-2010 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services analyzes trends in pregnancy intentions and childbearing for women age 15-44.   Results show that though the overall proportion of unintended pregnancies have not changed drastically since 1982, there are some interesting points when trends are broken down by demographic groups. Click on the link to read more!

 Tools You Can Use

A Healthy Student: A Parent’s Guide to Preparing Teens for the College Years

This pamphlet by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine provides parents and students with important medical and mental health information. Also included are tips for dealing with questions about health insurance and medical records while students are away from home, and conversation starters on subjects like underage drinking, smart decision-making, drug use, campus safety and the consequences of illegal activity. Click the link above to read more!

Funding Opportunities

Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities

Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Deadline: Required Information Calls, August 1, 7, and 15, 2012   

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages the use of health impact assessments (HIA) to help decision makers identify the potential health effects of proposed policies, projects, and programs, and make recommendations that enhance their health benefits and minimize their adverse effects and any associated costs. This call for proposals supports two initiatives.  Click on the link to learn more!


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