Department of Health and Human Services

Funding to Support COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Vulnerable Communities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will invest more than $1.6 billion from the American Rescue Plan to support testing and mitigation measures in high-risk congregate settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and detect and stem potential outbreaks.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month: May 2021

This May, find out how connectedness, school climate, and family engagement can protect adolescent mental health.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness (CMHA) Day: May 7, 2021

In 2021, CMHA Day is a special opportunity to reflect on the unique challenges of the past year and the ways that systems could better meet the needs of children, youth and young adults, and families in future years.

Building Staff Co-Regulation to Support Healthy Relationships in Youth: A Guide for Practitioners

This guide begins by explaining how self-regulation underlies success in many areas of life and why adolescence is a crucial time for caring adults—like HMRE and other youth-serving practitioners—to offer self-regulation support.

Measuring Co-Regulation: A Draft Tool for Observing Educators in Youth-Serving Programs

This brief describes a draft observation tool that was developed and piloted as part of a formative study to translate theory about co-regulation into practice in youth-serving Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs.

National Prevention Week: May 9-15, 2021

National Prevention Week is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

National Prevention Week: May 9-15, 2021

National Prevention Week is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

Help Youth Reach their Full Potential during National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM)

his May, celebrate NTPPM and download OPA’s toolkit to learn how your organization can engage teens in ways that utilize and enhance their strengths.

Resource: Adolescent Health: What Works In Schools

This evidence-based approach to school-based HIV and STD prevention includes quality sexual health education, connecting students to sexual health services, and establishing safe and supportive school environments.