Adolescent Health Update
Adolescent Health Resources for Local Health Departments               
March 15, 2010
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Student Rrecruitment Campaign for Public Health
This CAUSE | EFFECT student recruitment video was developed by the American Public Health Association to build awareness about careers and degree programs in public health by showcasing real people who use their degrees and experience to protect and promote the health of us all.

March is National Talk to Your Teen About Sex Month
March is National Talk to Your Teen About Sex Month. Click here for more information and resources to assist parents.
Journal Issue Focuses on Obesity in Children 
The March 2010 issue of Health Affairs describes the root causes of obesity in children and offers prescriptions for a healthier future.  Topics include the state of childhood obesity in America, the role of agriculture policy and food marketing and distribution in reducing childhood obesity, fighting obesity in schools, lessons from states and localities, the effects of environments on childhood obesity, and the impact of childhood obesity on employers.
Study on Parents' Perspectives on Talking to Preteenage Children About Sex 
Although parent-child communication about sex can significantly affect children's sexual behavior, many parents do not talk to their children about sex. This study focused on parents' attitudes toward and experiences with communicating with their preteenage children about sex. 
National Survey on Children's Exposure to Violence
Conducted between January and May 2008, the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence measured the past-year and lifetime exposure to violence for children age 17 and younger across several major categories.

Position Paper on Educating the Total Child 
The American Association of School Administrators recently released a position paper committing to educating the total child and identifying unmet health needs as a key barrier to student success.
Report on State Dental Policies for Children
This report finds that two-thirds of states are failing to ensure that disadvantaged children get the dental healthcare they need.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition Training Grants
Deadline: March 26, 2010
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition Training Grants seek to expand and enhance state agency training programs that incorporate and implement the 2005 dietary guidelines for Americans served under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships
Deadline: June 30, 2010
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships program forges relationships between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and local grantmakers to fund promising, original projects that can significantly improve the health of vulnerable people in their communities. 
Suder Foundation First Generation Scholars
Deadline: April 15, 2010
The purpose of the Suder Foundation is to improve the graduation rate of first-generation college students by providing financial, academic, emotional, and social assistance at public universities across the United States.
Call for Abstracts: City MatCH Conference 
Deadline: April 7, 2010
CityMatCH invites abstract submissions to be considered for oral or poster presentations at the 20th Anniversary Conference being held September 12-14, 2010 in Chicago, IL.
Upcoming Meeting: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
April 7-10, 2010
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is holding its annual meeting April 7-10, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. The meeting offers innovative research, clinical workshops, and discussion forums for attendees of diverse disciplines and from around the world.
NACCHO's Community Health Webcast and Teleconference Web Page
See NACCHO's upcoming and archived community health webcasts and teleconferences at:
NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments.  NACCHO works to support efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.

For additional information about NACCHO, visit: