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Recent News & Research

Driver Distraction Supplement

The Journal of Adolescent Health’s May supplement is devoted to “Driver Distraction”. The supplement contains 10 articles on the topic and is viewable without a subscription.…


Physical Development and Daily Health Habits

Despite the importance of good nutrition to healthy adolescent development, adolescents and young adults get up to one third of their daily calories from fast food, which has low nutritional value. Adolescents are generally healthy, though, and this is an…


Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults

Young adults are at a significant and pivotal time of life. They might seek higher education, launch their working careers, develop personal relationships and healthy habits, and pursue other endeavors that help set them on healthy and productive pathways. However,…


How are CHIPRA Quality Demonstration States working to improve adolescent health care?

The third Evaluation Highlight from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant program describes the actions states have taken to enhance adolescent health care,…


Data for the New Pertussis Booster Law

Pertussis data by county:
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/immunize/Pages/ImmunizationLevels.aspx
Statewide Pertussis immunization rates in teens:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/stats-surv/nis/default.htm#nisteen
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Study Confirms that LGBT Teens Are at Higher Risk of Being Victims of Dating Violence

A new study on teen dating violence has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teenagers are at much greater risk of dating abuse than their heterosexual counterparts. Transgender teens are especially vulnerable.
Analyzing data from their larger study, “Technology,…


Upcoming Events

Women’s Health Update, May, 2014

Join California Family Health Council (CFHC) for the 31st annual Women’s Health Update, a leading 2-day clinical conference for health professionals seeking continuing education on the most up-to date best practices and clinical guidelines for providing quality sexual + reproductive…

 
CPEHN Statewide Conference, June 17, 2014

The California Pan-Ethnic Health Networks’ annual conference, Voices for Change: Shaping the Future of Health Equity, will focus on the broadening definition of health, with workshops on issues such as jobs, violence prevention, and housing, and solutions to ensure that…

 
We Can Do Better: Improving our response to child sex trafficking in Alameda County, April 17, 2014

Join West Coast Children’s Clinic for this important discussion of child sex trafficking in Alameda County.
April 17, 2014, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Speakers include:
Nola Brantley, Founder and Executive Director, Motivating Inspiring Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY)…

 
CAHC Sponsored Trainings and Workshops

CAHC offers a variety of trainings that can be provided to your community or region.   We can work with you to coordinate and conduct outreach for the training or workshop.  We offer the following topics: Minor Consent and Confidentiality, Adolescent…

 

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Trauma & Resilience Toolkit

Check out AHWG’s Trauma & Resilience Toolkit.

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ASHWG Core Competencies

Developed by the Adolescent Sexual Health Working Group (ASHWG), these resources are specifically intended for adult providers and educators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

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CA Adolescent Data Set

Recently updated with 2010 data, this is a  collection of county-specific data about the health status of adolescents in Excel format

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Data Tables

The ASHWG Data for Adolescent Births, AIDS and STD are now updated with 2011 data

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Provider Resource

Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California

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HEART Primer

Check out our Healthcare Education, Assessment & Response Tool for Teen Relationships (HEART) Primer.

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