2013_05 ICAP Newsletter

 Next ICAP Meeting: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.  

Presentation on Comprehensive Options in Contraception by TAYA

Comprehensive Options in Contraception by TAYA

Location:   Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County MD

401 Hungerford Drive, 1st floor Tan conference Room

Rockville,. MD 20850

Directions to 401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Visitor parking is available in front of and on the side of the building and on the top level of the garage, as well as next door behind 451 Hungerford.

 

ICAP News

 

Contact Ilene if you’d like a supply of the Teen Help Cards in either English or Spanish.

 Check out the ICAP website at www.mcicap.org

 

NEWS

 FDA Announces Plan B Available Over the Counter to Those 15 and Older

On April 30, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Plan B One-Step will be made available over the counter to those age 15 or older. Buyers must show ID at the cash register to prove they are 15 or older. Currently, Plan B and its generic competition are sold behind pharmacy counters, and people must prove they are 17 or older to buy the emergency contraception without a prescription. A federal judge had ordered an end to those sales restrictions by May.  The question is whether this action settles the larger court fight. In early April, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman of New York blasted the Obama administration for imposing the age 17 limit, saying it had let election-year politics trump science and were making it hard for women of any age to obtain emergency contraception in time for it to work. 

First Book Seeks Local Programs Serving Low Income Families

Are you a local teacher or program leader serving children from low-income families? Do you purchase new children's books for your program? If so, First Book -Montgomery County is looking for you! Register today to receive access to free and reduced-cost high quality children's books. First Book - Montgomery County is a local extension of the national First Book organization, whose mission is to provide new books to children in need. New programs that sign up by July 5th will receive 100 free books!  To register your organization, visit www.firstbook.org/firstbookmontgomerycountymd or contact First Book - Montgomery County directly atfirstbookmcmd@gmail.com.

 

2013 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest kicked off on May 12, 2013. Through October 21, 2013, states will compete against one another to enroll the most text4baby users. Winners will be announced in early November in conjunction with the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in BostonMA. Promote this service to the families you serve. For more information on text4baby, click here.

 

Women of Worth - Call for Nominations

Now through June 14 nominate a woman who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in her community. The Women of Worth program celebrates everyday women who follow their true passion to make a difference in the world. L'Oréal Paris supports these inspiring women by raising awareness for their causes and celebrating their passion through grants. Every year, ten women are selected and recognized for their extraordinary efforts to serve their communities. These Women of Worth selflessly give their time, energy and passion to causes close to their hearts.
L'Oréal Paris will make a $10,000 donation to each of this year's selected Honorees to support their work! Additionally, one Woman of Worth Honoree and her cause will be recognized as the 2013 Women of Worth National Honoree. She will be selected via public vote and her charity will receive an additional donation of $25,000.  Go to the website for more information and Nomination Form.

 

My Reproductive Life Plan: A checklist for staying healthy and planning future pregnancies

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/Resources/Files/PHS%20Docs/MyReproductiveLifePlan(1-4-13).pdf

 

RESOURCES

 

Families Talking Together Curriculum

Despite a 34% decline in teen pregnancy over the past two decades, four out of 10 Latinas get pregnant at least once before age 20—more than one and a half times higher than the national average. Research makes clear that there is much parents can do to help their children avoid teen pregnancy. Families Talking Together is an evidence-based curriculum designed to help Latino parents talk with their children about unintended pregnancy. The Families Talking Together curriculum is available online in English and Spanish here, and the community health worker curriculum is available online in English(PDF) and Spanish (PDF).

 

Resource: Adolescent Mental Health

Approximately 20% of adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder. The Office of Adolescent Health outlines direct-service resources and links to more information about adolescent mental health disorders and adolescents' access to mental health services. Click here to view the resources.

 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center

OAH’s new online resource center is a collection of federal training materials and resources for professionals working to reduce teen pregnancy. Along with skill-building materials, you’ll find direct service resources, podcasts, e-learning opportunities, and much more.  http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/oah-initiatives/teen_pregnancy/index.html

 

Resources about the new Health Insurance Marketplace

 

RESEARCH

 

 

New Report Focuses on Repeat Births to Teen Parents

report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the prevalence of repeat births to teen mothers; they account for nearly 20% of all teen births. Resources and guidance aimed at reducing this trend are provided, as is further information relevant to the topic (e.g. racial/ethnic disparities in rates of repeat teen births, negative outcomes associated with subsequent teen pregnancies).

 

New Research: How Adolescent Depression Impacts Young Adult Relationships

Depressive or suicidal symptoms during adolescence might do more than temporary harm. Researchers at Child Trends have found that young adults who had reported those symptoms as adolescents were more likely to be in unhealthy relationships, characterized by violence or infidelity. Because they knew it might be tempting to attribute this to demographic differences, researchers controlled for age, gender, parent education, family structure, income and race/ethnicity. In their brief, "Measuring the Associations Between Symptoms of Depression and Suicide in Adolescence and Unhealthy Romantic Relationships in Young Adulthood," they report that the findings remained true across all of these potential divides.

In addition to their call for identifying and intervening with adolescents with (or at risk of) depressive or suicidal symptoms, study authors recommend that researchers explore specific factors (such as poor problem-solving or communications skills, or past victimization) that impact relationship outcomes for this population, and that practitioners use the results of that research to target their interventions.

 

 

 

 

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Hearst Foundations

Application Deadline: There are no deadlines. Proposals are accepted year-round through the Hearst Foundations' online application.

Description: The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive, and inspiring lives. The Hearst Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that

  • stabilize and support families
  • increase academic achievement and provide affordable educational options for youth
  • improve health and quality of life in the United States
  • ensure the role of the arts and sciences as a cornerstone of society
  • provide access to and training for employment and careers for adults.

Funding Amount: Funding amounts vary. The majority of past grant recipients have received between $50,000 and $100,000.

Who May Apply: 501(c)(3) tax-exempt-status organizations that are not limited by the Hearst Foundations' funding exceptions. Visit http://www.hearstfdn.org/funding-priorities/funding-
limitations/
 to learn more.

More Information: http://www.hearstfdn.org/applying-reporting/how-to-apply/

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAININGS & WEBINARS

 

Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care (MASBHC) Annual Spring Conference

Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 4:00PM Owings Mills, MD

For more information, please visit the conference registration page. Your registration fee also includes a continental breakfast, CEUs for nurses/social workers, access to exhibitors, a networking lunch, admission to the MASBHC business meeting as well as participation in the silent auctions and raffles.

 

What’s New in Emergency Contraception?  WEBINAR

Friday, May 17 from 1:30 – 2:00pm

This webinar will provide information on currently available products, focusing mainly on the differences between levonorgestrel and ulipristal acetate. Management of women requesting emergency contraception and FDA regulations of provision of ED products with and without prescriptions will be presented.  To register, go to:http://www.cvent.com/events/virtual-coffee-breaks/event-summary-e1c8e1a2b01d4857a5327ba881ffd9d2.aspx

 

School Based Health Centers: Graduating to Good Health

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 9 AM - Noon

American Public Health Association, 800 I Street, NW

REGISTER NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED! E-MAIL:jfourth@dccampaign.org

Join DC Campaign for this Roundtable that will bring together national and local experts, teens and adults, practitioners and advocates to learn about school based health centers and develop recommendations for the future.

There will be two panels. One will address school-based health centers from a teen perspective followed by a panel discussing advocacy, the importance of school-based health centers to academic achievement, the scope of practice, how SBHC are funded, expansion and cutting-edge strategies.

Don’t miss hearing from this expert panel:

John Schlitt, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care

Terri D. Wright, Center for School, Health & Education Division of Public Health Policy and Practice at the American Public Health Association

Davene White, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health in the College of Medicine at HUH

Danielle Dooley, Medical Director of Adolescent Health Services at Unity Health Care, Inc.

Graduating to Good Health is co-sponsored by APHA/Center for School, Health and Education, AAP Adolescent Health Work Group and Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

 

Using Visual Apps to Connect with Your Target Audience on Social Networks WEBCAST

Thursday, May 30 from 2:00 – 3:30pm

This Maternal and Child Health Bureau webcast will describe how public health professionals can achieve maximum program visibility by showing vs. telling.  Participants will learn how they can create and share video, audio and photos with their target audiences, in an easy economical way.  Topics to be discussed include the recent accessibility of public health apps for Pinterest, technology tools to connect with grantees visually and specific apps to help them achieve this goal. Target Audience: MCHB/HRSA Staff, Program Grantees and other MCH/Public Health Professionals. They encourage attendees to submit questions in advance of the webcast. To register, go to: http://learning.mchb.hrsa.gov/LiveWebcastDetail.asp?leid=329   

 

 

 

Ilene Sparber, LCSW-C, Consultant

Interagency Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy

Dept. of Health & Human Services,School Health Services

401 Hungerford Drive, 2nd floor

RockvilleMD 20850

240-777-1728

240777-1860 FAX

ilene.sparber@montgomerycountymd.gov

www.mcicap.org