The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

August 7, 2012

Special Event

The Power of Youth: Joining Forces to Achieve Positive Outcomes

October 16-19, 2012; Minneapolis, MN

The Healthy Teen Network’s 33rd Annual National Conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN this October. This year’s conference celebrates “The Power of Youth” and the efforts of adolescent health professionals to collaborate with young people to support healthy development and positive life choices.  Click on the above link to read more and to register! 

In the News

Setting aside childish things: America’s teenage-pregnancy rate has hit a 40- year low

The Economist, July 28, 2012

Though Texas has an above-average pregnancy rate in comparison with other US states, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control show that the pregnancy rate has dropped about 40% nationally-including in Texas. There are many contributing factors for the decrease including a drop in abstinence-only education, increased condom use and possibly the influence of MTV programming. Click on the above link to read more!

Latest Research

Is there an association between maternal pap test use and adolescent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination?

Monnat, S.M., Wallington, S.F., (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) prevention and intervention techniques have been a main focus of public health interventions due to its high prevalence among adolescent girls. This study aim was to identify the association between mother’s recent receipt of a Pap test and daughter’s uptake and completion of the three-shot human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series. Data came from 2008-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System results of around 5,000 adolescent girls aged 9-17. Click on the link to read more!

 Tools You Can Use

 HIV/AIDS: The state of the epidemic after 30 years

This Kaiser Family Foundation and the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) have partnered to make a monthly infographic series, ‘Visualizing Health Policy.’ These images will include charts and graphics displaying US and world data regarding HIV prevalence, treatment, and laws. Click the link above to download slides!

Funding Opportunities

HIV Care Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program

Funding Source: Health and Human Services 
Deadline: Sept 21, 2012 8:00 PM ET


The application for the HIV Care Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program provides direct financial assistance to an Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) or Transitional Grant Area (TGA) that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic. Formula and Supplemental grants assist eligible program areas in developing or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV. Click the link to learn more!


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