Announcements

Attorney General Holder Announces Facebook, Bing AMBER Alert Tools

In a new video, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the integration of multiple online tools to expand the reach of the AMBER Alert early warning system of urgent child abduction cases.

Administration Holds Public Forums to Engage Stakeholders in Efforts to Improve College Affordability

To gather public feedback about the Administration’s plan to address rising college costs, the Department of Education hosted three public forums across the country and will hold the final forum at Louisiana State University on November 21. Learn more about the forums and President Obama’s agenda to address the cost of higher education. 

Addressing and Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus

This blog post discusses the issue of sexual assault on college campuses and the damaging effects of sexual assault for victims and communities. The post also describes key elements of sexual assault prevention campaigns and provides links to resources from the Department of Justice created to aid in campus sexual assault prevention efforts. Learn more.

4 Things to Do Before You Make Your First Student Loan Payment

This blog entry outlines the four things recent graduates should do as they prepare to make their first student loan payment: get organized, contact the loan servicer, estimate monthly payments, and select a repayment plan. Learn more.

2015 Student Opportunities in Public Health

CDC offers many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience in the field of public health. Opportunities for summer internships and year-long fellowships for 2015 are now available.

2014 National Mentoring Summit

Date: January 30 and 31, 2014
Convened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and host committee members―CNCS, the Harvard School of Public Health, OJJDP, and United Way Worldwide―the 2014 National Mentoring Summit will highlight evidence-based mentoring practices, innovative program models, and emerging research. Learn more.  

2014 National Drug Facts Week: January 27–February 2, 2014

NIDA has officially opened registration for 2014 National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) (January 27–February 2, 2014), an annual observance with events across the country that connect young people with information about drug abuse. NIDA provides materials that can be used at events, as well as a toolkit that can help organizations plan their activities. Learn more and register your NDFW 2014 event.

2012 School Health Profiles

The newly released 2012 School Health Profiles include information gathered through surveys conducted in 45 states, 16 large urban school districts, four territories, and two tribal governments on multiple measures related to school health. The report includes background information on the Profiles, a fact sheet on key 2012 results, and a fact sheet on each state, school district, territory, and tribal government on obesity, sexual risk behaviors, and tobacco use. Learn more.