Category Archives: healthy

Here are 2 interesting resources on adolescents, young adults and mental health. 

First Year College Experience survey, conducted by Harris Poll for The JED Foundation, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and The Jordan Porco Foundation. I’ve attached the infographic from this survey – you can also access the full report and data tables at the following website: http://settogo.org/   A few details as noted in their press release: Most

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Juvenile Assessment Center finds ways to reach more kids who need help

Nonprofit working with local school, opening new facility to better serve needs By Joe Rubino YourHub Reporter The Juvenile Assessment Centerhas been serving young people and families in need in Douglas, Arapahoe, Elbert and Lincoln counties for 15 years, but aside from those who have come in direct contact with the nonprofit, there is a

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Lights On Afterschool!

As we head into Lights On Afterschool, we have some new resources to share with you. –          We can provide a state-specific version of the STEM data infographic  for you to  release on Lights On Afterschool Day Oct 22.  Please email me to request: uhelminski@afterschoolalliance.org –          Talking pts for Lights On events with new STEM

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Word on the street is: The Urban Youth Summit by the College of Arts & Sciences Urban Studies Program at Johnson & Wales University—Denver Campus.

Urban Youth Summit is being hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences Urban Studies Program at Johnson & Wales University—Denver Campus. The Urban Youth Summit is for urban youth ages 16-21 and will be held on April 29, 2016 (see attached flyer). To prepare for the summit a Contest titled “Urban Youth Proposal for

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heck out this video by youth on youth/young adult centered care.

Colleagues at the University of Michigan’s Adolescent Health Initiative and their Teen Advisory Council just sent out a newly released YouTube video about youth perspectives-recommendation on creating youth/young adult-centered health care.   For those of you whose Title V/MCH program have chosen the adolescent/young adult well visit as the Title V Block grant youth-focused national

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Public Health Encourages Participation in International Walk to School Day

Jefferson County Public Health(JCPH) encourages parents and children around the county to join in a country-wide effort to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 7, 2015. This fun walking or biking event promotes safe routes to school and emphasizes the physical, mental and environmental health benefits of walking or bicycling to school. The

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How can you take part in Let’s Talk Month?

Youth consistently report that parents are their number one influence when it comes to making decisions about sex, yet addressing this topic can be uncomfortable or intimidating for parents and guardians. Let’s Talk Month is a national campaign to promote this crucial parent-child communication, and to show parents and guardians that they have the power

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Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Releases 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America

Congressional analysis of the state of Black health in the U.S. offers comprehensive legislative and policy solutions to improve health outcomes in communities of color WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has releasedThe 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America, an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in

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