Monthly Archives: June 2012

Community Needs Assessment 2

Community Needs Assessment Tool Kit Missouri Association for Community Action, 2009— Developed for use by community action agencies in Missouri, this tool kit guides users through an integrated needs assessment to build an understanding of social determinants in the community. … Continue reading

Community Needs Assessment 1

Community Health Assessment and Group Evaluation (CHANGE) Action Guide: Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Needs Center for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010— This comprehensive data-collection tool and planning resource assists … Continue reading

Social Determinants 2

Plain Talk: The Story of a Community-Based Strategy to Reduce Teen Pregnancy The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1998– The real stories and lessons learned from the launching of this initiative in 5 distinctly different communities demonstrate that engaging and training community … Continue reading

Social Determinants 1

Race Matters: Unequal Opportunities for Adolescent Reproductive Health The Annie E. Casey Foundation— This fact sheet highlights the barriers and consequences to unequal opportunity especially as it relates to adolescent reproductive health, and provides simple strategies to promote equal opportunities. … Continue reading

Expanding Partnerships 2

Building Coalitions Among Communities of Color: A Multicultural Approach Office of Minority Health 2004– This guide provides strategies for building collaborations that draw on the strengths and assets of communities of color to help eliminate disparities in health and in … Continue reading

Expanding Partnerships 1

Engaging Faith Communities in Teen Pregnancy, STD/HIV Prevention Efforts ACT for Youth Center for Excellence – This tip sheet provides talking points and practical strategies for collaborating with faith-based organizations on efforts to support teens in staying healthy and leading … Continue reading

Cultural Competence 2

A Teen-Friendly Reproductive Health Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014— This graphic from CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health highlights key elements of two teen-friendly reproductive health clinic visits, one for a female and one for a male. PDF

Cultural Competence 1

Enhancing Cultural Competence in Out-of-School Time Programs: What Is It, and Why Is It Important? Child Trends, 2007 — This “research to practice” resource  provides suggestions to youth-serving programs for developing cultural competence among staff and within program activities, in order to benefit … Continue reading

Diverse Youth 2

Young Men’s Clinic http://www.youngmensclinic.org/ New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH)/Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) – The Young Men’s Clinic (YMC), one of the best known clinics for males in the country, offers low-cost, high-quality, “male-friendly” health services for all men 13-35 … Continue reading

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Sexual Health Disparities among Disenfranchised Youth Oregon Health Authority and Pathways to Positive Futures, 2011– This report includes research briefs on sexual health disparities experienced by seven subpopulations of disenfranchised youth, including youth in corrections, youth with developmental disabilities, youth in … Continue reading