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Announcements

Posted: January 17, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health

Application Deadline: April 4, 2017
Technical Assistance Webinar for Potential Applicants: February 23, 2017 5-6 p.m. ET (Register)
This program will build upon lessons learned from MYVP grants originally funded in FY 2014 and will identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. MYVP II will support project interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12-18 years) and requires coordinated, multi-discipline approaches that should address the following: public health, education, and public safety concerns; disparities in access to public health services; social determinants of health; and risk and protective factors. Learn more.

Posted: January 17, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Date: January 26, 2017, 2-3 p.m. ET
This episode of KSOC-TV will explore the intersecting identities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, or two-spirit (LGBTQI2-S) youth of color, the unique challenges these youth may face, including increased risk of trauma and suicide, and their capacity for resilience. An expert panel will share evidence-based strategies to help professionals and families address these challenges and offer guidance on how to improve health outcomes for LGBTQI2-S youth of color. Learn more.

Posted: January 4, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

Letters of Intent Deadline: January 31, 2017
Application Deadline: March 24, 2017
Technical Assistance Webinar for Potential Applicants: January 19, 2017, 3-5 p.m. ET
This anticipated program will provide funds to states and tribes to develop and implement an integrated and seamless network of supportive services for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families in multiple primary settings, including high schools, community service centers, and institutions of higher education. Learn more.

Posted: January 4, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

Letters of Intent Deadline: January 31, 2017
Application Deadline: March 24, 2017
Technical Assistance Webinar for Potential Applicants: January 24, 2017, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
This anticipated program will fund up to three cooperative agreements that will evaluate or assess best practices or evidence-based/evidence-informed approaches related to teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent health promotion and make that information easily accessible to providers. Learn more.

Posted: January 3, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Social Security Administration

This blog post provides youth with disabilities information and tips for finding and applying for meaningful internship and job opportunities. It also includes links to additional resources related to employment. Learn more.

Posted: January 3, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
National Credit Union Administration

This website provides financial literacy information and tools to help young people learn about saving, spending, budgeting, and the value of money. Learn more.

Posted: January 3, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health

This study seeks to understand the causes of depression in teenagers. Teenagers, ages 12-17, who meet the criteria for major depressive disorder and are in treatment with a physician are being recruited to participate. Participation includes an initial one-day evaluation and then annual observation visits and/or four- to 15-week inpatient treatment. Evaluations, research, and visits are free of cost, and participants will be compensated. Learn more.

Posted: January 3, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report highlights recent data that show, from 2007 to 2014, the preterm birth rate decreased for all age groups, and the overall birth rate for teens and women aged 20-24 years also decreased. The changing distribution of maternal age might indicate success of programs to prevent teen and unintended pregnancies. Learn more.

Posted: January 3, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

This program provides lessons and classroom resources that teachers can use to educate middle and high school students about how prescription drugs and heroin affect the brain and body. Developed by the DEA and Discovery Education, it also includes a toolkit to help families continue these important conversations at home. Learn more.

Posted: January 3, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This free app serves as a digital child ID kit that lets parents save children’s information, including photos and digital fingerprint images, to help law enforcement in the case of an emergency. The app, developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, also includes a search feature for current missing children and the latest news, media, and child safety tips. Learn more.

Posted: January 3, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

This resource (PDF, 3 pages) serves as a framework to help tribes interested in creating or enhancing their own codes that focus on juvenile justice. This model code encourages the use of alternatives to detention and confinement while focusing on community-based, multi-disciplinary responses to juvenile delinquency, truancy, and child-in-need services. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).

Posted: January 3, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

This toolkit includes evidence- and research-based practices, tools, and resources that educators, families, facilities, and community agencies can use to better support and improve the long-term outcomes for youth with disabilities in juvenile correctional facilities. The toolkit focuses on four key areas identified as part of an OSEP-sponsored focus group series on juvenile corrections: facility-wide practices, educational practices, transition and re-entry practices, and community and interagency practices. Learn more.

Posted: January 3, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Submission Deadline: March 10, 2017
This contest (PDF, 1 page) encourages students (specifically high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, medical residents, and recent post-doctoral fellows) to submit papers relevant to the prevention, screening, surveillance, and/or population-based intervention of chronic diseases. The winning manuscript will be chosen by the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and recognized on the Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) website and in the September 2017 issue of PCD. Learn more (PDF, 1 page).

Posted: January 1, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

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Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

This website includes videos, graphics, hashtags, sample posts, and other tools and resources that can be used to promote Open Enrollment 2017 through social media platforms. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

This resource provides a snapshot of the number of people selecting health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace during Open Enrollment, which began on November 1, 2016. As of the first 12 days of Open Enrollment, more than one million people selected plans, including 250,000+ new customers and 750,000+ consumers renewing their coverage. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

This report helps link national, state, and community data systems to existing data from suicide prevention efforts for the advancement of youth suicide prevention research. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report analyzes long-term trends in physical education attendance among high school students in the United States over the past 20 years. The report shows that half of high school students do not attend physical education classes and attendance in these classes steadily declines as students move through high school. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report illustrates the outcomes of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which measured fourth, sixth, and 12th grade students’ knowledge of science. Scores have improved overall, and higher percentages of fourth and eighth grade students demonstrated mastery as compared with the 2009 assessment. Learn more.

Posted: December 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This resource outlines new regulations for teacher preparation programs. The new regulations aim to help programs be more transparent, provide ongoing feedback, and respond to educators across the country who do not feel ready to enter the classroom. States will design their reporting system, in consultation with stakeholders, during the 2016-17 academic year and may choose to use 2017-18 as a pilot year with full implementation in 2018-19. Learn more.