The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

November 20, 2012

Special Event

2013 Texas Nonprofit Summit (Early Bird Registration)

September 12-13, 2013, Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin Texas
Early Registration limited to first 250 registrants

The OneStar Foundation and Greenlights For Nonprofit Success will be hosting the 2013 Texas Nonprofit Summit on September 12 from 8 AM-5 PM and on September 13 from 8 AM to 12 PM in Austin Texas. Participants will join more than 700 nonprofit professionals, government representatives, funders, board members, and other community leaders in a two-day event of networking, learning and idea/resource sharing. Learn about innovative theories and practices, nonprofit trends, and get to know area and regional nonprofit leaders.  Early bird registration is limited to first 250 registrants.  Click on the above link to register!


In the News

Does Being a Good Reader Protect Young Girls From Teen Pregnancy?

BET, November 16, 2012

In a recent study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania it was found that girls who had high reading levels were less likely to become teen parents. Researchers reviewed over 12,000 reading scores from public school seventh grade girls to see if there were pregnancies and repeat births from that same group. Results showed that girls who had lower reading skills were 2.5 times more likely to become a teen parent than students who had average reading skills. Click the link above to read more! 


Latest Research

Children Who Run Away From Home: Risks for Suicidal Behavior and Substance Misuse

Meltzer, H., Ford, T., Bebbington, P., Vostanis, P. (2012). Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(5), 415-421.

The purpose of this study was to examine how running away from home as a child is associated with victimization and behavioral problems during childhood and with substance abuse and suicidal behavior during early adulthood. Roughly 7,000 survey participants were asked whether they had run away and asked specific questions on being sexually, physically, and emotionally abused as children. They were also asked about suicidal behavior and drug and alcohol dependence in early adulthood. Click on the link to read the results!


Tools You Can Use

CDCCDC Updates Interactive Public Health Data Resource Sortable Stats 2.0

The  CDC has updated their Sortable Stats 2.0 interactive database to provide users with easy access to in-depth state/regional public health data with the option to compare information with other areas. Sortable Stats provides data on 31 behavioral risk factors and health indicators and can be categorized based on demographic groups. Information is also linked to other CDC materials including the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and NCHS Vital Statistics. The information can be easily exported into Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint or for use in other materials. Click to get started! (Note: Certain web browsers (ex: Internet Explorer, Safari) may be better suited than others for accessing the website. Check to see what web-plugins your browser supports when viewing this resource).


 Funding Opportunities

Cigna Foundation Grants

Funding Source: The Cigna Foundation 
Deadline: Rolling Deadline

The Cigna Foundation is currently accepting applications for programs that aim to enhance the well-being of communities and the quality of life for families and individuals. To qualify, grantees will have to show how their program positive impacts one of the following areas: 1) promoting wellness, 2) expanding opportunities, 3) developing leaders and 4) embracing communities. Only organizations that are current 501 (c)(3) public charities may apply. Click on the link to learn more!


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