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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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New RAAPS Surveys: Ages 9-24!

RAAPS now covers older children through young adults! To further support the ongoing efforts of everyone working to improve the health of our youth, RAAPS is pleased to announce the addition of two new surveys. – Older Child Risk Assessment (for ages 9-11) – Young Adult Risk Assessment (for...

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

We’re glad for any opportunity to direct the spotlight on this often hidden issue. And we often hear from clinicians that the identification of bullying is one of the most appreciated features of RAAPS – as most adolescents who screen positive for bullying actually come in with a completely...

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Validate Your Center’s Effectiveness with Real Time Data

Looking to further validate your center’s effectiveness?  Need timely data for grant reporting or program needs? Consider transitioning to the online version of RAAPS. A key and useful feature of the online version of RAAPS is access to risk data. Prior to having an online system, clinicians would have...

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Adolescents & Extreme Binge Drinking

The pressure to drink alcohol is at its highest during the adolescent years. A new study in JAMA Pediatrics, a Journal of the American Medical Association Network Publication has emerged this week demonstrating one in 10 high school seniors have engaged in extreme binge drinking (10 or more drinks...

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From Data to Action

How RAAPS Data is Transforming Care for Underserved Adolescents RAAPS technology allows care providers to track improvements in an individual over time or to identify risk trends in their population.  Here is just one example of RAAPS data the State of Michigan used to identify unique  gaps-in-care by payor...

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Gearing Up for a New School Year!

While teens are still soaking up the last few days of summer break, parents and guardians are gearing up for a safe and successful beginning of school year.  A new school year brings a rush to your local doctor’s office or school-based health center.  As you are prepping for...

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Blog Series: Success With RAAPS

We all know that the best way to improve practice and inspire each other in our work is through sharing stories of tackling tough topics, identifying hidden risks, and making a difference.  Take a moment to learn from one of your peers… Read our latest RAAPS success story: An...

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Your Back-to-School Checklist: 5 Fast Facts

We hope you are still enjoying barbeques, the beach, and basking in the sun.  But, it is almost “that” time again…back-to-school! The beginning of the school year – with the rush of sports physicals and last minute vaccinations – is the perfect time to implement RAAPS and effectively screen...

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Sharing Your Success with RAAPS!

We all know that the best way to improve practice and inspire each other in our work is through sharing stories of tackling tough topics, identifying hidden risks, and making a difference. We would like to invite you to share your RAAPS success stories! Your stories will be shared...

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