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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    RAAPS featured in “SAHM Matters”

    RAAPS was developed to overcome some of the most common barriers to adolescent risk screening in primary care: time, provider confidence in addressing multiple risk topics, lack of risk-reduction counseling tools — and teen engagement.  As a nurse practitioner working with teens, I understood the need to screen for risky...

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    New Guidelines to Help Address Risk Behaviors in Adolescents

    Did you know that according to the CDC nearly three out of every four teens that were seriously injured or killed, high risk behaviors were the primary cause?  So, it begs the question, how can we effectively screen for physical, emotional and social health risk factors to prevent those...

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