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Talking Sex with Teens: Community Health Centers ACT for Change

Today’s adolescents are engaging in risky sexual behaviors at earlier ages than ever before, resulting in nearly 250,000 teen births in 2014 and nearly 10 million new sexually transmitted infections annually. Sexually transmitted infections are a significant public health problem in the United States and of particular concern in...

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Lack of resources from university health centers are turning away students from seeking mental health

One in 4 college students deal with some kind of mental health issue. Colleges across the country say they’re there to help, but the TODAY show’s six-month investigation from 22 students at 10 different universities revealed that students are getting kicked out of college for seeking help. Could the...

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36 seconds.

According to a JAMA Pediatrics study, that’s how long the average conversation lasted when teens were asked about sexual health during their last annual health maintenance exam. Even more disappointing, the topic was not discussed with 1 out of 3 teens. I could continue on with more data that...

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Spotlight: RAAPS 2.0!

Happy New Year! At Possibilities for Change, we couldn’t be more thrilled about all the exciting developments 2016 has in store! For our first blog post of the new year we’d like to share with you the new and improved RAAPS 2.0. In the spirit of continual improvement, we...

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Continual Quality Improvement – For You! (And the youth and young adults you work with.)

Health and wellness professionals are in constant pursuit of quality improvement. And we’re here to support your efforts.  Possibilities for Change – the parent company for RAAPS – is implementing several new improvements to help make the identification and reduction of risk behaviors even easier and more effective: Coming...

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OAH Tier Grants

If you are applying for OAH Tier 1A and/or 1B Grant Funding, partner with Possibilities for Change to enhance your proposal.  We will work with you to provide an online platform to assess your target population for risky behaviors, support risk reduction counseling efforts, track your referrals and performance,...

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Celebrating Your Success: A Note of Appreciation

As we give thanks and prepare to celebrate the new year – we wanted to take a moment to appreciate you and the lives you’ve changed.  Together in the last year alone, RAAPS was used by SBHCs, University Health Centers, pediatricians and healthcare providers across the globe to: –...

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College Students at High Sexual Risk

The national focus on sexual misconduct and Title IX requirements are putting a heavy burden on university health centers and institution leaders.  And while implementation of new campus-wide policies, education campaigns, and “climate surveys” help to raise awareness a macro level – intervention at the individual level is a...

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Summer Lovin’ = Sun screen + Sex screen

In reality – every day is a good day to screen teens for high risk sexual behaviors.  But this summer why not include sexual health screening along with your usual season-specific preventive advice? We know identifying high risk sexual health behaviors and successfully intervening can be a challenge in...

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Make a Stronger Impact on Adolescent Health in Your SBHCs!

How can you make critical programming and funding decisions, if you can’t access – and analyze – the actual risk data from the youth receiving care in your school-based health centers? Several states have decided to put an end to the guessing and implement an affordable, cloud-based health risk...

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