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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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RAAPS Young Adult Risk Assessment System: Tailor-made for College Students

A recent study revealed as many as 46% of young adults who enter a U.S. college will fail to graduate within six years due in part to their health risks: – Depression and Anxiety – Dating Violence – Binge Drinking – Unprotected Sex College health centers face a unique...

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Join Us at the 2014 National School-Based Health Care Convention!

Did you know that between 2010-2012, approximately $84 million in federal funds was awarded to support projects investigating patient-centered medical home (PCMH) but <1% of that money went to projects targeted for improvement of care for adolescents? Nationally, little attention has been given to address how the primary care...

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Complimentary RAAPS Webinar: Protecting Sexually Active Teens Requires More Than a Trojan

Many teens are sexually active – and being sexually active is a well-established risk factor (particularly among younger adolescents).  But how do you know which sexually active youth are more – or most – at risk within your population? Please join us for a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, May...

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Making a Difference! The State of Michigan is using RAAPS to both identify and REDUCE Adolescent Risk

While risk statistics provide invaluable insight into population behavior – all of us are dedicated to making a difference one individual at a time. And School Based and Linked Health Centers (SBLHCs) in the State of Michigan are making that difference – and then some. Michigan SBLHCs were able...

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Teen Risks: What you don’t know (and what they aren’t telling you) can hurt them.

Data from over 39,000 risk assessments completed by adolescents from 2011 through 2013 reveal startling new trends in teen risk behaviors and surprising changes – both positive and negative. Please download the latest RAAPS infographic:  Teen Risks: For Better or Worse  and READ, SHARE, & ACT on this critical...

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TEEN RISKS: 4 BETTER OR WORSE? Webinar: Mar 6, 3pm ET

Data from over 39,000 risk assessments completed by adolescents from 2011 through 2013, reveals startling trends in teen risk behaviors with surprising changes – both positive and negative. For example, did you know one of the most positive changes in teen behaviors is taking place behind the wheel?  And...

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21,000 youth speak as one! Are you listening?

New 2013 data from RAAPS risk assessments of over 21,000 American youth – most from underserved areas – reveals startling  (and often hidden) risks that threaten the health and safety of our teens.  For example: 25% of surveyed adolescents struggle with anger management 1 in 5 were bullied or...

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We’re Feeling So VALIDATED…

You probably know that RAAPS has been validated as a screening tool to identify the behaviors that contribute most to illness and death in adolescents.  The effectiveness of the RAAPS survey in identifying depression was further validated in the November issue of Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. ...

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World Aids Day 2013

Adolescence brings an increase in sexual experimentation, which can have adverse consequences.  Research has shown that a large proportion of young people are not concerned about becoming infected with HIV.  This lack of awareness can translate into not taking measures that could protect their health. In celebration of World...

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