October 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
In celebration of National Health Education Week (NHEW) the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) will be hosting a live Twitter chat on a variety of public health topics including sexual health, physical education, and lesbian, gay, transgendered youth. To participate in the conversation, place hashtag #NHEWchat in your tweets. The Center for American Progress (@LGBTprogress), Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United State (@SIECUS), Healthy Schools Campaign (@healthyschools), National Association of County and City Health Officials (@NACCHOalerts), Health Education & Behavior (@HEandB),The Partnership at Drugfree.org (@drugnews), and U.S. Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health (@teenhealthgov) will also be sharing resources and taking questions about each of the daily adolescent health themes throughout the week.
In the News
USA Today, October 15, 2012
A new study published in Pediatrics by Robert Bendarczyk shows that preteen girls (ages 11-12) who received the HPV vaccine were not more likely than non-vaccinated girls to become pregnant, seek birth-control counseling, or to develop sexually transmitted infections. HPV or the Human Papilloma Virus can be a sexually transmitted infection and certain strains can cause genital warts and/or cervical cancer. Click on the link to read more!
Lindberg, L.D., Maddow-Zimet, I. (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(4).
An analysis of National Survey of Family Growth data for individuals aged 15-24 was conducted to understand whether formal sex education was associated with sexual outcomes and health behaviors. The results of the almost 5,000 survey attendants showed promising results. Those who received sex education, regardless of the type such as abstinence, abstinence and birth control or neither, were more likely to delay sex for both genders in comparison to those who did not attend a sex education curriculum. Click on the link to read more results!
Tools You Can Use
In order to address the detrimental trend of focusing only on negative developmental behaviors when assessing child developmental progress, the Flourishing Children Project by Child Trends provides several new comprehensive and positive indicators of child development. These rigorous indicators are based and supported by national surveys, research studies and program evaluations. The attached summary site provides the webinar materials on positive indicators of child development as well as additional detailed information on the constructs, the background interviews, and the pilot survey. Click on the link to learn more!
Funding Source: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Deadline: January 4, 2013
This grant by the Health and Resources Service Administration is to assist grantees in creating and/or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of care for people and families living with HIV. This comprehensive HIV/AIDS continuum of care includes providing outpatient and ambulatory health services, early intervention services home health care, mental health services and medical case management to name a few. Click on the link to learn more!
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