The University of Texas Prevention Research Center
for policymakers and researchers

Policymakers & Researchers

We have gathered some tools and resources to help you make informed decisions regarding your children’s health.

In The Spotlight

Why Sex Education is important

Watch this short video to learn more about It's Your Game...Keep It Real, the evidence-based sexual health program designed by the University of Texas Prevention Research Center for middle school students.

Impact Brief

Learn more about the programs and goals of The University of Texas Prevention Research Center.

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Featured Resources

  • oah-websiteLGB Youth: Challenges, Risks, and Protective Factors

    This tip sheet provides an overview of key statistics that describe the challenges LGB youth face and their risk and protective factors, a brief explanation of LGB youth risk behavior and suggestions for creating a safe space in your program.

  • What’s allowed?

    Interested in what can be taught in Human Sexuality classes in Texas public schools?

  • What’s the most current legislation?

    Contacting Members and Tracking Bills pdf from   Download the pdf  

  • Our Publications

    Our researchers have been published in various medical and scientific journals and have presented findings to the community. Visit our publications page  

  • Get the facts about adolescent sexual health

    Learn more about the problem of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections among adolescents and how you can help.

  • our-mapsTexas Teen Birthrates and Maps

    We have created maps showing teen birth rates by zip code in various Texas metropolitan areas, or use Instant Atlas to create your own.

  • oah-websiteOffice of Adolescent Health

    The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  • Reducing Adolescent Sexual Risk

    A Theoretical Guide for Developing and Adapting Curriculum-Based Programs