September 6, 2012 12:30-2:00 PM CDT
The American School Health Association (ASHA) will be holding a webinar to provide the background, rationale, and process by which the National Sexual Education Standards: Core Content and Skill K-12 were created and strategies for adoption and implementation for educational and health professionals. Click on the above link to register!
In the News
Reuters, August 29, 2012
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, a collection of government-supported clinicians and scientists, is expected to recommend that routine HIV screening be provided as a preventative service. This recommendation will have a significant impact on detecting new HIV+ cases earlier and providing treatment. Already the CDC recommends that everyone ages 13-64 should be tested at least once. Click on the above link to read more!
Previous Use of Alcohol, Cigarettes, and Marijuana and Subsequent Abuse of Prescription Opioids in Young Adults
Fiellin, L.E., Tetrault, J.M., Becker, W.C., Fiellin, D.A., Hoff, R.A. (Aug, 2012). Journal of Adolescent Health.
Young individuals have been found to be abusing prescription opioids at an increasing rate. This study aimed to explore the association between cigarette, alcohol and/or marijuana use during adolescence and subsequent abuse of prescription opioids during young adulthood. Of a sample of almost 6,500 youth ages 18-25, roughly 50% reported using alcohol and cigarettes and about 30% for marijuana. Click on the link to read more!
Tools You Can Use
The Office of Adolescent Health has updated their state and national fact sheets on reproductive health. These resources also provide data on high school students’ sexual behaviors, birth control use, relationship violence, HIV/AIDS education, and teen birth rankings by state. Click the link above to learn more!
This funding announcement by Health and Human Resources is for the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP). Its purpose is to increase the number of innovative community initiated programs that promote access to health care for children, youth, and their families nationwide, and employ preventative health strategies. Click the link to learn more!
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