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Native VOICES Toolkit for Prevention

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

We R Native,, announces the release of Native VOICES, an evidence-based video designed to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The 23 minute video was designed to encourage condom use among heterosexual and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer) American Indian teens, and young adults 15-24 years old. Watch the movie trailer online:

The Native VOICES Toolkit is available on request. Please send your name, tribe or organization, and mailing address to Tommy Ghost Dog Jr.,, to receive a free copy.

A Story of Health: Multimedia eBook

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Using the setting of a family reunion as a backdrop, A Story of Health multimedia eBook explores how our environments interact with our genes to influence health across the lifespan: Described as “brilliant,” “innovative,” and “fun to use” by physicians, researchers and advocates, the peer-reviewed, 150-page eBook tells its story through the lives of fictional characters with asthma, developmental disabilities and leukemia (the first three case studies released to date). The eBook features the latest scientific research about disease origin and helpful facts about disease prevention. Free continuing education credits are offered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). A Story of Health was developed by ATSDR, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, the University of California, San Francisco, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California EPA, and the Science and Environmental Health Network. Download the book free of charge here: A story of Health ebook

FREE Marijuana Talk Kit for parents

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Between marijuana legalization, the normalization in pop culture and new ways of using (edibles, vaporizers, concentrates), it’s becoming more complicated for parents to talk to their teens.

So where do you start?  And what should you say? To help parents talk to their teens Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has developed a new resource kit for parents, the Marijuana Talk Kit for Parents. This kit provides facts about marijuana and its risks, tips on how to talk with your teen about marijuana, and how to respond to your teen’s questions and arguments. To download the kit:

Transitioning Youth with Disabilities from School to Adulthood: a Federal Interagency Plan

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

The Federal Partners in Transition (FPT), a workgroup with representatives of several federal agencies, including the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, and the Social Security Administration, was formed in 2005 to support all youth, including youth with disabilities, in successfully transitioning from school to adulthood. To realize this work, FPT developed The 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy, which outlines how the partner agencies will enhance interagency coordination through the identification of a shared vision, compatible outcome goals, and policy priorities, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for youth with disabilities by 2020. – See more at: and to read the plan:

Webinar For Faith-based and Community Organizations on Youth Preparedness Resources and Partnerships

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division and whole community partners invite you to join a co-hosted a webinar, Getting Youth Involved In Emergency Preparedness, intended to help connect faith-based and community organizations to tools and resources for youth preparedness activities. Audience members will hear from organizations that are affirmers of the National Strategy for Youth Preparedness Education and how they can work alongside youth and leverage existing resources and partnerships to increase preparedness in communities.

Title: Getting Youth Involved In Emergency Preparedness
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)

Child Health USA 2014

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Maternal and Child Health Bureau – A collection of data on the physical, mental, and emotional health of the Nations children. Addresses poverty, education, child care, and health service utilization and financing. Includes selected data by rural and urban residence.

Hispanic Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Are you doing outreach about Hispanic youth in the juveline justice system? This updated Statistical Briefing Book from the U.S. Department of Justice answers frequently asked questions about this topic:

Newborn Screening Clearinghouse

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Run by a cooperative agreement from the Genetic Services Branch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baby’s First Test increases awareness, knowledge, and understanding of newborn screening for expectant and new parents, health professionals, industry representatives, and the public; connects state and regional public health groups; facilitates data and resource sharing; and responds to emerging technologies and corresponding public health challenges. Baby’s First Test houses the nation’s newborn screening clearinghouse, which provides current educational and family support and services information, materials, and resources about newborn screening at the local, state, and national levels and serves as the Clearinghouse for newborn screening information. Resources are available in English: and in Spanish:

Circle of Life Multimedia Program HIV/AIDS Prevention

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The Circle of Life program, from the U.S. HHS Office of Minority Health, is based on the Medicine Wheel to teach about mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellness. The HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum is for middle school-aged students to learn about risks through multimedia and interactive tools, available at:

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Monday, May 4th, 2015

May 3-9 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out the Child Mental Health health topic page on MedlinePlus for current news and information on symptoms, conditions, treatment and related issues.

Child Mental Health: MedlinePlus