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COLLABORATIVE VOICE NEWSLETTER

May 25, 2017

In the Nation:

  1. Proposed 2018 fiscal year budget includes damaging cuts to extremely important programs.
    assets/docs/Collab/collab voices article lgbt center june 2016 issue.pdf
  2. Follow The National Campaign's Federal Policy Action Center for up to date information regarding federal policy and suggested action steps. 
    https://thenationalcampaign.org/sites/default/files/resource-primary-download/federal-policy-action-center.pdf
  3. Peer education models may be more effective than the sexual health education most teens are currently receiving in the United States. 
    https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/why-we-need-to-trust-teens-to-teach-each-other-sex-ed
  4. May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. 
    These are some tips for adults from The National Campaign.
    https://thenationalcampaign.org/sites/default/files/event-supporting-download/2017-national-month-parent-tips.pdf

In Research:

  1. While FQHC's are an integral part of the publicly funded family planning effort in the United States, it is unrealistic to expect them to take on the number of the patients currently being served by Planned Parenthood. 
    https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2017/05/federally-qualified-health-centers-vital-sources-care-no-substitute-family-planning?utm_source=Master+List&utm_campaign=e65360dd73-GPR18_RHIC_2017_05_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9ac83dc920-e65360dd73-260604133 

In the Region:

  1. Check out SIECUS' Fiscal Year 2016 State Profiles! 
    http://www.siecus.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=1614
  2. Birthing Beautiful Communities' efforts to reduce Cleveland's high infant mortality rate.http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/clevelands-infant-mortality-rate-especially-among-african-americans-ranks-as-poorly-as-third-world-nations-christin-farmer-and-her-team-ar/Content?oid=7239146

Collaborative Business:

  • Our next Collaborative meeting will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm at Trinity Cathedral in Conference room A/B.

April 27, 2017 

In the Nation:

  1. In Defunding Planned Parenthood, not all states will follow party lines.
    http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-planned-parenthood-funding-states.html
  2. Help the Gay Lesbian Student Education Network (GLSEN) celebrate 100 days of kindness.
    https://www.glsen.org/article/celebrate-100-days-kindness-glsen
  3. April is sexual assault awareness month. These are some statistics regarding sexual assault in the United States.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sexual-assault-statistics_us_58e24c14e4b0c777f788d24f

In Research:

  1. Guttmacher maps publicly funded contraceptive services at clinic in the United States.
    https://www.guttmacher.org/report/publicly-funded-contraceptive-services-us-clinics-2015
  2. According to a study conducted out of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing, Black teens with mental illness are at increased risk for HIV and STI's.
    http://www.healio.com/pediatrics/hiv-aids/news/online/%7B4a952e96-563d-4254-8c71-b3790ae9340e%7D/black-teens-with-mental-illnesses-at-increased-risk-for-hiv-stis

Collaborative Business:

  • 10 participants were selected for the Foundations Training of Trainers hosted by The Collaborative and facilitated by Answer and Cardea. The training will take place May 8–11, 2017.
  • Please look out for notes from the April Collaborative meeting. We solidified priority areas for our work and our 1 to 2 year goals.
  • Please visit www.ccsah.org for up to date information regarding meetings and other Collaborative business.

March 30, 2017

In the Nation:

  1. Call to action: the Trump Administration sent a chart to Appropriators on Capitol Hill with proposed domestic spending cuts for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 (which runs through September 30, 2017). One of the proposed cuts is of $51 million to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program for FY 2017. https://thenationalcampaign.org/blog/budgeting-blunder
  2. Pharmacists in Colorado will soon be able to prescribe oral contraceptives.
    http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/27/access-to-birth-control-colorado-oral-contraceptives/
  3. Issues for LGBTQ students go beyond just bathrooms.
    https://rewire.news/article/2017/03/10/justice-queer-trans-youth-goes-beyond-bathrooms/

In Research:

  1. New HPV vaccine recommendation cuts the number of dosages from three to two.
    http://khn.org/news/new-vaccine-recommendation-cuts-number-of-hpv-shots-children-need/
  2. The 2017 Conference on Adolescent Health is April 24-25, 2017.
    http://www.umhs-adolescenthealth.org/conference/
  3. The Looming Threat to Sex Education: A Resurgence of Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs?
    https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2017/03/looming-threat-sex-education-resurgence-federal-funding-abstinence-only-programs

In the Region:

  1. Learn more about Columbus Public Health's Youth Wellness Initiative.
    assets/docs/Health_Policy/2017_2019/columubus public health know now program.pdf
  2. Applications are open for the Training of Trainers (TOT) for Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed. May 8-11, 2017 in Cleveland. 10 educators will be selected. Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/XHJvy1TvLKdSynU02

Collaborative Business:

Please note that we have added two meetings for 2017, to continue our strategic planning.

2017 Meeting Dates: April 17, June 8.
All meetings are held at Trinity Cathedral from 3pm to 5pm.


February 23, 2017

In the Nation:

  1. What could happen to birth control coverage under the new administration?
    https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2017/02/states-must-act-shore-federal-contraceptive-coverage-guarantee
  2. Advocates for youth surveyed youth activists from around the country to inform their 2017 Youth Policy Agenda.
    http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/storage/advfy/documents/Factsheets/YouthPolicyAgenda-final-v3.pdf

In Research:

  1. The National Campaign updated their interactive teen pregnancy data map. Scroll over each state for more information.
    https://thenationalcampaign.org/data/landing
  2. Deciphering between teenage depression or moodiness.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/well/family/teenagers-depression.html

Collaborative Business:

Save the Date!
What: The Collaborative's Strategic Planning Session

When: March 13, 2017 from 9am to 2pm

Where: Trinity Cathedral, Conference Room A/B

Why: Results from the most recent Collaborative survey conveyed a desire to revisit our mission, vision and goals. Staff from Advocates for Youth will facilitate a strategic planning dialogue. We will review our current mission, discuss the Collaborative's successes and areas for improvement and plan for the future.

Please RSVP by Monday, March 6, 2017

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