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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A Closer Look at Fatherhood

    The new report from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics noted the teen birth rate declined 25 percent between 2007-2011—a record low. Teen birth rates fell at least 15 percent for all but two states during this most recent period of sustained decline.  There are many curriculums and programs...

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