Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute: The County
Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities identify
and implement solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in
their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. This report offers
key findings from this year's Rankings release and includes
answers to the following questions: How Does Health Vary Across Rural
and Urban Counties? How Do Health Gaps Among Counties Differ by State?
What Are the New Measures of Each County's Health?
Promundo and UNFPA: This report
reviews current research on boys' and young men's specific risks and
realities--and the implications for women and girls--in relation to
their general health status, violence, sexuality and sexual and
reproductive health, media violence, sexual exploitation, and other
vulnerabilities. The report also reviews concrete ways to work with
adolescent boys and young men on sexual and reproductive health
services, comprehensive sexuality education, fatherhood and caregiving,
and the elimination of violence against women and girls.
from CDC and FDA analyzed data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco
Survey to determine how frequently middle school and high school
students in the United States used cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and
smokeless tobacco products. Read their findings in this report.
Clearinghouse on Families and Youth: The financial aid process can
be confusing for homeless young people and the service providers
guiding them through the process. Flip through this slideshow for five tips and resources,
from the National Association for the Education of Homeless
Children and Youth, which can help youth workers
point students in the right direction.
Child Trends: Even the best research-based programs can flounder if they're not implemented well. Here are six steps to help program leaders implement programs successfully.
Clearinghouse on Families and Youth: If you work with homeless youth or
families, you know they don't always have access to fresh, nutritious
food. In honor of National Nutrition Month, check out this slideshow for six tips
for providing and promoting good nutrition without breaking the bank,
and then learn more about each suggestion using the additional resources
Despite their role in childbearing, men are often overlooked in
discussions about family planning. It's commonly assumed that men
and boys get in the way of effective contraception use by women and
girls. This is partly true. But to address issues such as preventing
unwanted pregnancies, contraceptive coercion, and sexual violence,
working with men and boys is essential. Engaging them in family planning
may even be a matter of human rights. Read more in our latest blog post.