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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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