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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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How to Support LGBTQ Adolescents

During adolescence, many teens begin to explore their sexuality. For all teens, this is a challenging situation, but for teens who are questioning their sexual orientation, or who identify as being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, it can be a particularly difficult transition. This is a crucial time for...

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Talking with Teens About Risky Behaviors: Simple, Successful Strategies

Save the date!  The University of Michigan Health System Adolescent Health Initiative is hosting the first state-wide conference on adolescent health in Michigan!  Come join us at this one-day event as we learn how to translate knowledge on working with adolescents into practice.  National and state speakers will share...

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Adolescents and Alcohol

Did you know that more teens take their first drink of alcohol in June and July than any other months?  With the summer months upon us, we find it important to take a close look into adolescent alcohol use and how to talk to teens about options for being...

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Supporting Educational Access for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 329,000 young women ages 15 to 19 years in the United States were reported to have given birth in 2011?  Pregnancy and birth are significant contributors to high school dropout rates among girls. An...

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