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Announcements

Posted: September 7, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

Ten new research awards will continue to build the evidence for preventing youth violence, sexual violence, and child abuse and neglect. Learn more.

  1. National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
    Two new National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence prevention will work with local health departments and community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate youth violence prevention strategies in high-risk neighborhoods.
  2. Evaluating Practice-Based Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Approaches from CDC’s Rape Prevention Education (RPE) Programs
    Five new awards will evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies being implemented by, or planned for implementation with, CDC’s RPE Programs to prevent the perpetration of sexual violence.
  3. Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury
    Three new research awards will evaluate the effectiveness of policies and programs that provide economic and other support to high-risk families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Posted: September 6, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Office of Adolescent Health; Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau

This website provides a systematic review of teen pregnancy prevention literature and identifies effective programs that reduce teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors. Users can access a database of studies and learn more about programs that might be a good fit in their communities. Learn more.

Posted: September 6, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

This report estimates the number of uninsured, currently sexually active women in need of contraceptive service at the state and sub-state levels, and maps that highlight areas where mosquitoes that can spread Zika are common and where family planning services are available. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
StopBullying.gov

This resource provides bullying prevention tips, as well as inspirational quotes and photos that encourage followers to play their part in preventing bullying. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

This report provides April 2016 state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility and enrollment data, as reported by state Medicaid and CHIP agencies as part of the Medicaid and CHIP Performance Indicator process. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

This new website features violent crime training and technical assistance resources, including publications, national initiatives, trainings, technical assistance opportunities, and other materials identified by BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC). Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture

This report includes data from the 2015 Farm to School Census. The public can access respondent level data, as well as state and national level data. Schools or districts that have received HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchroom awards are also now noted on each respondent webpage. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Office of Violence Against Women

This summary report (PDF, 19 pages) by OJJDP’s National Girls Initiative explains the issues discussed during a roundtable event with advocates from the violence against women and juvenile justice reform for girls communities. The report describes a set of principles identified by participants; research gaps; and promising future federal, state, and local directions to ensure girls and young women are not criminalized for behaviors due to experiences of trauma, and can access services and supports. Learn more (PDF, 19 pages).

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This resource now includes updated FAQs describing juvenile homicide victims and juvenile homicide offenders, among other updates to existing resources on juvenile justice. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice

This report (PDF, 40 pages) describes the findings from “Combating Religious Discrimination Today,” a community engagement initiative designed to promote religious freedom and challenge religious discrimination. The report provides an overview of what was shared at several roundtables held across the country with diverse stakeholders, including religious leaders, civil rights organizations, and community members. Learn more (PDF, 40 pages). 

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

This infographic (PDF, 2 pages) features data on health status and determinants as found in “Health, United States,” an annual report on the nation’s health. The infographic includes information on the leading causes of death among working-age adults, diabetes prevalence among adults aged 20 and over, substance use among adolescents aged 12–17, as well as asthma attacks and allergic reactions among children aged 5–17. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages). 

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

This article describes the mental health challenges teen moms face and highlights a Denver-based program that integrates mental health screening and treatment into their existing medical care. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

This article highlights free resources educators and youth service providers can use to implement the Trevor Project’s Lifeguard Workshop, a program encouraging young people to be “lifeguards” for one another by having the knowledge to help in a crisis. Professionals can request a free, in-person workshop or use the resources highlighted in the article to create personalized trainings. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

This article highlights four tips for starting a mindfulness program for homeless youth. Mindfulness programs can give homeless young people insight into how their experiences have shaped their thinking and behavior and help them learn to control how they react to everyday stressors. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This report describes the outcomes from a study of the perceptions and attitudes of community leaders in the 15 cities participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. Results indicate that leaders feel the Forum develops greater opportunities for youth, more effective violence prevention approaches, improved perceptions of law enforcement, and a broader engagement of community members. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This letter (PDF, 2 pages) highlights new policy changes that will remove barriers homeless youth face when accessing financial aid for college. ED plans to change the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to be more supportive of homeless students and will remove the definition of “youth” to allow for a smoother process for 22 and 23 year old students to determine their independent status. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages).

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service; Department of State

This resource highlights the story of Reth Duir, an Arctic Youth Ambassador and son of South Sudan refugees, who describes how he overcame his fearful attitude about the outdoors and his passion to connect people from across different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds to nature. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report describes a study that analyzed the effectiveness of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) events conducted during 2011-2014 in identifying new HIV-positive diagnoses. Results show that NHTD had a substantial impact on increasing the number of persons who knew their HIV status and in diagnosing new HIV infections, and also proved effective in reaching persons at high risk disproportionately affected by HIV. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report illustrates the prevalence of abnormal cholesterol among children and teens, organized by sex and status as normal weight, overweight, or obese. Twenty-one percent of young people had at least one of the three indicators of abnormal cholesterol. Learn more.

Posted: September 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report (PDF, 7 pages) provides state-by-state data on the level of young adults, ages 18-25, who have had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year, based on data from the 2013-2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Learn more (PDF, 7 pages).