The University of Texas Prevention Research Center

Prevention in Action Newsletter

Prevention in Action highlights current research activities and events at The University of Texas Prevention Research Center and features resources and national news devoted to adolescent health. Prevention in Action will be published quarterly.

Current Issues

Past Issues

  • December 4, 2012

    In This Issue: 2013 “I’m Your Community Guide!” Contest, UTPRC Event Video with Rev. Sanders Now Posted Online, Doctors: Teens Should Have Access To Emergency Contraception, An Opportunity For Cancer Prevention During Preadolescence and Adolescence: Stopping Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Related Cancer Through HPV Vaccination, Interactive Teen Birth Rate Map, and Natural History and Prevention of Viral Hepatitis Among Alaska Natives

  • November 27, 2012

    In This Issue: World AIDS Day Event with Free Continuing Education Credit, Pregnant Teens Not Given Enough Support In School, Becoming Teen Fathers: Stories of Teen Pregnancy, Responsibility, and Masculinity, Resource Center for Prevention with Persons Living with HIV, AHRQ Conference Grant Program

  • November 20, 2012

    In This Issue: 2013 Texas Nonprofit Summit (Early Bird Registration), Does Being a Good Reader Protect Young Girls From Teen Pregnancy?, Children Who Run Away From Home: Risks for Suicidal Behavior and Substance Misuse, CDC Updates Interactive Public Health Data Resource Sortable Stats 2.0, and Cigna Foundation Grants

  • November 13, 2012

    In This Issue: Peer to Peer Mentorship Program- Helping CBOs With Addressing HIV/AIDS Programming, Teens Born With HIV Not Telling Partners, LGBTQ Adolescents and Young Adults Raised Within A Christian Religious Context: Positive and Negative Outcomes, Updated STD/HIV Catalog And Materials Now Available, and Continuum of Care Competition

  • November 6, 2012

    In This Issue: Engaging Parents to Foster Healthier, More Successful Students, Reminder: Sexual Health in the Context of the Church, Smartphones Linked to Higher Rates of Teen Sex, “Coaching Boys into Men”: A Cluster- Randomized Controlled Trial of a Dating Violence Prevention Program, Report: Health Communication & Social Marketing- Health Communication Campaigns That Include Mass Media & Health-Related Product Distribution, and Court Training and Improvements Program: Domestic Violence Mentor Court Initiative Call for Concept Papers

  • October 30, 2012

    In This Issue: Walk to Action: Prevent Child Abuse in Texas, Texas Teens Need the Facts About Sex, Unplanned Pregnancy and Abortion in the United States and Europe: Why So Different?, Public Opinion on Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy, ‘It’s Your Game…Keep It Real’ Frequently Asked Questions, and DELTA FOCUS (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances, Focusing on Outcomes for Communities United with States)

  • October 23, 2012

    In This Issue: Reminder! Let’s Talk: Parents Meeting, New Statistics On Underage Drinking, Brief Report: Pregnant by Age 15 Years and Substance Use Initiation Among US Adolescent Girls, ‘It’s Your Game…Keep It Real’ Frequently Asked Questions, Retention In Care (RIC) Initiative for HIV: 2012

  • October 15, 2012

    In This Issue: National Health Education Week Twitter Chat, HPV Vaccine Not Tied to Increased Promiscuity for Girls, Consequences of Sex Education on Teen and Young Adult Sexual Behaviors and Outcomes, The Critical Need for Positive Indicators of Child Development, HIV Care Grant Program – Part B

  • October 9, 2012

    In This Issue: Let’s Talk: Parents Meeting, LHI Health Fair For Uninsured or Under-insured LGBT-identified Women and Transgendered Men, Syphilis Outbreak in Houston, Harris County, U.S. Teen Birth Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1940’s, 2011 Birth Rate Report, With One Voice: 2012, and HIV Early Intervention Services Program Existing Geographic Service Areas (EISEGA)

  • October 2, 2012

    In This Issue: Recruiting Teens for ‘Mobile Apps for Sexual Health’ Survey, 6th Annual Link Up Greater Houston Conference, Sexual Health in the Context of the Church, Red State = Teen Moms: A State By State Map of Teen Births, Parental Acceptability of Contraceptive Methods Offered to Their Teen During a Confidential Health Care Visit, Serving Our Youth: National Survey of Service Providers Working With LGBT Homeless Youth, Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program, Supplemental Evaluation Projects (PHBPP-SEP)

  • September 26, 2012

    In This Issue: Shop Smart Event: Shopping with a Conscience, Free Online Access to Sexual Health Articles, CAG Meeting, Managing Controversy: “It’s Your Game…Keep It Real” in the News, Teens Should Be Offered IUDs, Top Doctors’ Group Says, Consequences of Sex Education On Teen and Young Adult Sexual Behaviors and Outcomes, UTPRC Factsheets Are Now Available In Spanish, and Consolidated Grant and Technical Assistance Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic And Sexual Violence and Engage Men and Boys as Allies

  • September 18, 2012

    In This Issue: John P. McGovern Award Lecture Series in Health Promotion- Dr. Doug Kirby, Film Screening: Let’s Talk About Sex, If Your Teen is Sexting, They Are Probably Having Sex As Well, Study Says, Tweeting about Testing: Do Low-Income, Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults Use New Media Technologies to Communicate About Sexual Health, New Guttmacher Institute Report Reviews State Confidentiality Laws, and HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the US

  • September 11, 2012

    In This Issue: Sex Education for Professionals, GLSEN National School Climate Survey 2011 Reveals LGBT Students’ Experiences in U.S. Schools, Human Papillomavirus, Reproductive Health Care Through The Eyes of Latina Women: Insights for Providers, and Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations

  • September 6, 2012

    In This Issue: Webinar to Introduce National Sexual Education Standards, U.S. Health Panel Likely To Make HIV Tests Routine, Previous Use of Alcohol, Cigarettes, and Marijuana and Subsequent Abuse of Prescription Opioids in Young Adults, Updated State Data on Adolescent Reproductive Health, and Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

  • August 28, 2012

    In This Issue: National Survey of Family Growth Research Conference, “A Day with HIV” on September 21 Will Capture a Photographic Portrait of Living with HIV, Adolescents’ Perspectives on the Use of a Text Messaging Service for Preventive Sexual Health Promotion, LGB Youth: Challenges, Risks and Protective Factors, and Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Promoting Opportunities for the Health and Success of Young Men of Color

  • August 22, 2012

    In This Issue: Webinar: Contraception and STI/HIV: Balancing the Tradeoffs in Different Contexts, MTV Casting Now For Documentary Special, CDC: Dip in Oral Sex Among Teens, But Numbers Still High, Sexting, Substance Use, and Sexual Risk Behavior in Young Adults, NCHHSTP Atlas Update Includes Viral Hepatitis and TB to HIV, AIDS, STD Data, and Alcohol Marketing and Youth Drinking

  • August 14, 2012

    In This Issue: Cyberbullying: What You Can Do, New Gonorrhea Guidelines Call For Shots, Not Pills, to Fight Superstrain, The Association Between Sequences of Sexual Initiation and the Likelihood of Teenage Pregnancy, and National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents

  • August 7, 2012

    In This Issue: The Power of Youth: Joining Forces to Achieve Positive Outcomes, Setting aside childish things: America’s teenage-pregnancy rate has hit a 40- year low, Is there an association between maternal pap test use and adolescent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, HIV/AIDS: The state of the epidemic after 30 years, and HIV Care Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program

  • August 1, 2012

    In This Issue: Breaking the Silence: Promoting Dialogue to Affect Change, Blacks, Gay and Straight, have biggest struggle with HIV/AIDS, Over One-Third of All U.S. Births Were Unintended at the Time of Conception, A Healthy Student: A Parent’s Guide to Preparing Teens for the College Years, and Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities

  • July 24, 2012

    In This Issue: 86th Annual ASHA School Health Conference, Athletes’ Village Stocked with Condoms as Olympians Arrive, Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking Among Women of Childbearing Age – United States, 2006-2010, CDC Launches New National HIV Awareness and Anti-Stigma Campaign. and Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System: TRIALS

  • July 17, 2012

    In This Issue: Webinar: Measuring Flourishing Among Youth, AIDS- Free Generation? Researchers Show New Optimism About Dreaded Disease, Trends in Sexual and Violent Content by Gender in Top-Grossing U.S. Films, 1950-2006, AIDSVu: An Interactive Online Mapping Tool for HIV Outbreaks in the U.S., and Advancing Community-Level Approaches to Reducing HIV Infection in Highly Impacted Communities

  • July 10, 2012

    In This Issue: Fostering Healthy Families Through Stable Housing–The Role of the Health Care System, 30% of Teens ‘Sext’ Pics; are Bothered, Girl Talk: What High School Senior Girls Have to Say about Sex, Love, and Relationships, A Pregnancy Test for Schools: The Impact of Education Laws on Pregnant and Parenting Students, and Street Outreach Program

  • July 3, 2012

    In This Issue: Competitive PREP Funding Information Webinar, Many AIDS cases, Few HIV Specialists, Sexual Orientation and Substance Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults, State Fact Sheets for Medicaid and Family Planning, and Competitive Abstinence Education (CAE) Grant Program

  • June 27, 2012

    In This Issue: Hip Hop for HIV Awareness, Report Shows Bounce in Bouncing Babies, HRC Releases Landmark Survey of LGBT Youth, Updated HIV Testing Fact Sheet, and Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

  • June 19, 2012

    In This Issue: The 4th Annual Technology Conference, Unusual Partnership Offers Students Birth Control, 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results Released, Updated National HIV and STD Testing Resources, Community-Based Interventions to Increase HIV Testing and HIV Care Utilization Grant

  • June 8, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC is Highlighted in New Report by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, WHO: Sexually-Transmitted Superbug Could be Major Crisis, The Characteristics and Circumstances of Teen Fathers: At the Birth of Their First Child and Beyond, Fast Facts: Supporting Young Male Involvement in Pregnancy and Parenting, and Community Transformation Grants – Small Communities Program Financed Solely by 2012 Prevention and Public Health

  • May 29, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, PACHA Resolution in Support of Comprehensive Sex Ed, Advertisements Promoting Human Papillomavirus Vaccine for Adolescent Boys: Does Source Matter, NACCHO Launches New Online Resource, and Connecting Latino and African Males to Sexual Health Services: An Adaptation of Project Connect

  • May 22, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, Teen Ambivalence Towards Pregnancy Points to Social Problems, Says Study, Adolescent Romantic Couples Influence on Substance Use in Young Adulthood, Using Data in Multi-Agency Collaborations: Guiding Performance to Ensure Accountability and Improve Programs, and Grants for HRSA’s School-Based Health Center Capital Program

  • May 8, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, Texas’ High Teen Birth Rate Carries Price Beyond Dollars, Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions about Sex, and New Video Game by The National Campaign.

  • May 1, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, Let’s Hear about the Boys: Engaging Adolescent Males in Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Women Overestimate Effectiveness of Pill and Condoms, Beyond Age at First Sex: Patterns of Emerging Sexual Behavior in Adolescence and Young Adulthood, National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Materials, RFP on Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice.

  • April 24, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, Webinar Archive on School-Based Bullying Prevention, Teens Talk Sex via Text with New Health Initiative, Teen Pregnancy More Prevalent in States with High Income Inequality: Study, STD Awareness Month Materials, and Women of Worth Awards honoring Exemplary Women Community Volunteers

  • April 17, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, Webinar on Male Sexual and Reproductive Health, Texas has Fourth Highest Teen Birth Rate, HIV, Other STD, and Pregnancy Prevention Education in Public Secondary Schools, and Re-Launches!

  • April 3, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, April is STD Awareness Month, Study Credits D.C. Female Condom Program with Reducing HIV and Associated Costs, Consequences of Sex Education on Teen and Young, Adult Sexual Behaviors and Outcomes, and New Information and Resource Kit for LGBT Populations.

  • March 28, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, Get Yourself Tested Poetry Slam presented by teenREACH, MISD to Implement Sex Ed Program in May, Report Details Teen Sex Concerns in the South, Adolescent Risk, and Screening Tool Available

  • March 20, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, Talk to Your Teen about Sex Month, QR Codes on Condoms: ‘Check-Ins’ Let You Share Your Safe Sex, Thinking Over ‘Baby-Think-it-Over’ (and Other Infant Simulators), Roadmaps to Health: Community Grants, and Getting Covered.

  • March 13, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, Webinar: Community Mobilization with African American Youth: Black AIDS Institute and African American HIV University, Contraception Key to Boost Grad Rates at Community Colleges, HIV Rates in U.S. Black Women Much Higher than Thought, Enhancing Quality HIV Care for Transgender Women of Color, and CDC Launches ‘Take Charge. Take the Test.’

  • February 23, 2012

    In This Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, Webinar: Disseminating Messages through Social Networking Media, CDC Warns Untreatable Gonorrhea is On the Way, Task Force/Community Guide Review on Comprehensive Risk Reduction and Abstinence Education for Adolescents, Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series, and New STD Prevention Interactive Video from GYT.

  • February 14, 2012

    In this Issue: The UTPRC 4th Annual Adolescent Sexual Health Course, U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate at Lowest Level in 40 Years, and National Condom Week.

  • February 1, 2012

    In this issue: Free Workshop: Values, Ethics and Sexuality, Rochester City School District OKs Condoms in Schools

  • January 24, 2012

    In this issue: Free SOPHE Webinar: Advocacy 101: The Future of Public Health and Health Education, Sex Can Cause Pregnancy: Many Teens Unclear on the Concept. Why?

  • January 17, 2012

    In this issue: TX HIVAIDS Coalition LogoTexas HIV/AIDS Coalition 2012 Advocacy Conference, National campaign Free Webinar: Working with Schools to Meet Adolescent Sexual Health Needs

  • January 11, 2012

    In this Issue: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health: Call for Site Visit Hosts, Free Webinar: Working with Schools to Meet Adolescent Sexual Health Needs

  • January 4, 2012

    In this Issue: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Conference, Sex Education Gets Directly to Youths, via Text

  • December 20, 2011

    In this Issue: What Every Adolescent Sexual Health Provider Should Know, Mississippi Parents Favor Sex Ed

  • December 13, 2011

    In this Issue: 26th Annual Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse, HHS Rejects Lifting Plan B Age Restrictions

  • December 7, 2011

    In this Issue: Healthy People 2020 Webinar on Adolescent Health, Obama on AIDS: ‘We Can Beat This Disease’

  • November 28, 2011

    In this issue: Film Screening of Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth, Teaching Good Sex

  • November 21, 2011

    In this issue: Two Generations in Poverty Webinar, Teen Pregnancy Low in ‘Sleepover’ Country of the Netherlands

  • November 15, 2011

    In this Issue: CDC Director: Reducing Teen Pregnancy will Reduce ‘Societal Inequality’, National Study Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment of Students in Grades 7 to 12

  • November 8, 2011

    In this Issue: Annual John P. McGovern Award Lecture Series in Health Promotion, Boys Should Get Routine HPV Vaccination, CDC Panel Says

  • October 25, 2011

    In this issue: A special issue on teen pregnancy in Texas was recently published in the Journal of Applied Research on Children(JARC). Many of the studies published were conducted by researchers from the UTPRC.

  • October 18, 2011

    In this issue: The TX Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Annual Statewide Conference and Family Communication Workshop.

  • October 11, 2011

    In this issue: October is “Let’s Talk” Month, Revamping Sex Education: A New Approach to the Birds and the Bees

  • October 4, 2011

    In this issue: Link Up Greater Houston, RWJF Seeks Nominees for Community Health Leaders Award, More Youngsters Having Unsafe Sex: Global Study

  • September 27, 2011

    In this issue: Link Up Greater Houston, Take the teenREACH Poll

  • September 13, 2011

    In this issue: CAG Member Spotlight: Maribel Cruz, Austin-Area Clinics Scramble to Fill Gap from Legislature’s Family Planning Cuts

  • September 6, 2011

    In this issue: CAG Member Spotlight: Jorge Cruz, TSI Members Serve as Peer Ambassadors