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Women, Girls & Youth

Financial Literacy Summit Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gender Gap (2017)

How does equal access to financial education tools and resources change by region? Which demographic is most at risk for not having equal access to...

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Marketing E-Cigarettes Toward Adolescents (M.E.T.A.) (2017)

Menthol is the most abundant flavor of e-cigarettes sold in Oakland and Bay Area local markets, pharmacies and liquor stores—and the flavors ...

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Aiming High: 10 Strategies for Meaningful Youth Engagement (2016)

Young people aged 15–24 account for 40% of new HIV infections globally. Cultural expectations of ‘appropriate’ behavior and norms...

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Annual Report 2015: The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) (2016)

  The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) works to foster a world where women and girls have the sexual and re...

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Infographic: Key Facts about Women, Children and Adolescent Health in Nigeria (2016)

In Nigeria, one in thirty women dies during pregnancy or childbirth--and about one in five infants die before their first birthday. Limited access ...

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Inspiring Healthy Communities: Empowering Youth in Los Angeles County (2016)

Engaging youth using Youth-led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) is a growing public health approach to address nutrition and obesity-related il...

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Interactive Digital Primer: Adverse Childhood Experiences across California (2016)

Recognizing that the long-lasting effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), public health organizations around the country are beginning to ...

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PHI's Bethany Young Holt Talks MPTs on "Insight With Beth Ruyak" (2016)

Over the past decade, new research and technology has significantly reduced the spread of HIV worldwide. However, in many developing countries and ...

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Step Up, Link Up, Speak Up: Mentoring Tool and Facilitation Guide (2016)

It is estimated that five million young people aged 15–24 and two million adolescents aged 10–19 are living with HIV. Yet, young people...

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Visions, Voices, and Priorities: Adolescents Talk About Access to HIV Treatment & Care (2016)

Despite advances in HIV treatment and care, access to treatment and retention in care continues to pose challenges for adolescent young people...

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Visions, Voices, and Priorities: Adolescents Talk About Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (2016)

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a type of HIV prevention that uses antiretroviral drugs. A person who does not have HIV but does have a ...

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Visions, Voices, and Priorities: Young People Talk About Self-Testing for HIV (2016)

HIV self-testing is a method of testing for HIV for person who wants to know his or her HIV status by collecting a small sample of blood, or o...

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A Path To A Healthier You! (2015)

Created by PHI's Champions For Change, this tool helps young people assess their current behaviors and informs them how they can change these b...

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Pregnancy-Related Cardiovascular Deaths in California: Beyond Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (2015)

Objective Maternal mortality rates rose markedly from 2002 to 2006 in California, prompting an in-depth maternal mortality review in a state wh...

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Pregnancy-Related Mortality in California: Causes, Characteristics, and Improvement Opportunities (2015)

A study of pregnancy-related deaths in California analyzed the leading five causes of death and examined the maternal and clinical characteristics ...

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Scaling Up Demand for LPG in Guatemala: Motivators, Barriers and Opportunities (2015)

In Guatemala, about 70% of urban households use Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for cooking. Over half of these users continue to cook with firewood....

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What's missing from the news on sexual violence? An analysis of coverage, 2011-2013 (2015)

Man convicted in rape case sentenced. Alleged child predator indicted. Sexual harassment endemic in medical work environment. We see the he...

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Impact Evaluation of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program with Michigan Harvest of the Month in Schools (Grades K-8) (2014)

This report summarizes findings prepared for the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Michigan Department of Education from a quasi-experimental interve...

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Opening Doors and Opportunities for Girls: A Title IX Compliance Check List (2014)

Top 14 questions to ask and act on Title IX is an important federal law that requires school districts and schools to provide equal access, res...

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Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle Among Low-Income Children: Key Findings from the California Children’s Healthy Eating and Exercise Practices Survey (2014)

This fact sheet provides promising strategies to facilitate policy, system, and environmental changes that increase support for healthy eating, reg...

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Intervention Effectiveness Research in Adolescent Health Psychology: Methodological Issues and Strategies, Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology (2013)

This chapter from the Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology examines the scientific foundations for intervention effectiveness research and its ...

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Low-Income Californians with Access to Produce in Their Home, School, Work, and Community Environments Eat More Fruits and Vegetables (2013)

With fruit and vegetable intake being a clear indicator of eating healthy foods, having adequate access to quality and affordable fruits and vegeta...

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Consumption of Sugar- Sweetened Beverages Among California Women, 2009 (2012)

This report  uses data from the 2009 California Women's Health Survey to plot out consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in California w...

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Sexuality Education, Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2012)

This article from the Encyclopedia of Adolescence compares and contrasts two approaches to sexuality education -- behavior change approaches, which...

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Teen Births in California, No Time for Complacency (2012)

California’s teen birth rate has dropped below 30 births per thousand for the first time in more than 40 years. Its 2010 rate of 29.0 represe...

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Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents in Foster Care (2011)

Adolescence is a critical period of physical and personal growth. As they transition to adulthood, youth experience the social, emotional and physi...

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Sex Education in the U.S. [Interview], Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education (2011)

In this interview for the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education, Dr. Norm Constantine responds to questions about the state of sex...

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2010 California Adolescent Health Progress Report (2010)

This compilation of data presents a multi-year progress report on the health of CalIfornia's adolescents and young adults. Designed for pro...

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Demographic and Psychological Predictors of Parent-Adolescent Communication About Sex, Journal of Youth & Adolescence (2010)

Sexual communication is a principal means of transmitting sexual values, beliefs, expectations and knowledge between parents and children. This art...

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Health Care Refusals: Undermining Quality Care for Women (2010)

People in the United States expect the health care they receive to reflect medical practice grounded in evidence and endorsed by scientists and cli...

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Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Youth and Young Adults: Recommendations and Resources for Providers in California and Beyond (2010)

Behavioral health care for youth and young adults presents challenges for a variety of health providers. Behavioral health problems are often compl...

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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Gaining Momentum and Promise (2010)

In this editorial, MPT SRH leaders extoll the benefits of about the multipurpose prevention technologies for sexual and reproductive health and pro...

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Nearly Four Million California Adults Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (2010)

The California Health Interview Survey asked adults ages 18 to 65 a series of questions to identify persons who have experienced intimate partner v...

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Saving Lives with Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Turning Ideas Into Solutions for Sexual and Reproductive Health (Fact Sheet) (2010)

This fact sheet discusses the challenges in developing multipurpose prevention products that are acceptable, affordable, easy-to-use, and prevent. ...

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Saving Lives with Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Turning Ideas Into Solutions for Sexual and Reproductive Health (Report) (2010)

A report about the multipurpose prevention technologies designed to address multiple sexual and reproductive health needs, including prevention of ...

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Understanding CalWORKS: A Primer for Service Providers and Policymakers (2nd Edition) (2010)

Created by PHI's California Center for Research on Women & Families, this primer provides an in-depth orientation to California's welfa...

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Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit (2010)

During adolescence, youth confront new issues that affect their physical, reproductive, and mental health. At the same time, establishing autonomy ...

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Youth to Watch: Making Healthier Communities (2010)

All across California, young people are living the reality of their environment every day. Youth engaged in reducing the disparities and inequities...

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Youth: Clinic Poster (2010)

Clinic poster for youth assuring medical confidentiality. Download now.

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Youth: How Well do You Know Your Health Rights and Responsibilities? (2010)

This quiz reviews children and youth's the medical rights and their health responsibilities. Download the quiz.

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Youth: Teen Health Rights and Responsibilities (2010)

This is a valuable resource for health educators working with youth. The document looks like a medical chart and summarizes the "Agreement Bet...

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Youth: The Truth about Confidentiality (2010)

This is a valuable resource for health educators working with youth. The fact sheet provides tips for teens about medical confidentiality. Prev...

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Advancing Prevention Technologies for Sexual and Reproductive Health (Report of a Symposium) (2009)

An international symposium convened in Berkeley, Calif., in March 2009 with the goal of accelerating the development and deployment of relevant mul...

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Are You Talking With Your Teen? (2009)

Adolescence is a time for young people to explore decision-making, relationships, and their identity. Sometimes, if young people feel like they don...

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Inspiring Youth as Partners (2009)

All over the country, from parents to communities to government, people are asking, why are young people so overweight? The Network for a Healthy C...

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Moving from Them to Us: Challenges in Reframing Violence among Youth (2009)

How have youth and violence have been framed in the news? How has the issue of race complicated depictions of youth and violence? How do public att...

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Psychosocial, Socioeconomic, Behavioral, and Environmental Risk Factors for BMI and Overweight Among 9- to 11-Year-Old Children (2009)

This study explored the risk factors for higher BMI and overweight in 9- to 11-year-old children using the 2007 California Children’s Healthy...

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Teen Dating Violence: Keeping California Adolescents Safe in Their Relationships (2009)

Teen dating violence is a major adolescent health concern. Youth ages 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence ...

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Understanding the Child Welfare System in California: A Primer for Service Providers and Policymakers (2nd Edition) (2009)

Since the release of the 1st edition of this primer, California’s child welfare system has moved to an outcomes-based approach; and state and...

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Adolescent Health Brief: Nutrition and Physical Activity (2008)

Childhood and adolescence are critical times in the development of lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits. Adolescent nutrition and physical a...

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Adolescent Preventive Services: Rates and Disparities in Preventive Health Topics Covered During Routine Medical Care in a California Sample (2008)

This article examines rates and disparities in preventive health topics covered during routine medical care for adolescents. Utilizing 2003 Califor...

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Converging Evidence Leaves Policy Behind: Effectiveness of and Support for School-Based Sex Education Programs, Journal of Adolescent Health (2008)

This editorial in the Journal of Adolescent Health reviews two new studies on sexuality education effectiveness and parent support. Implications fo...

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Mental Health in Adolescence: A Critical Time for Prevention and Early Intervention (2008)

The health and well-being of California adolescents has a major impact on the overall social and economic health of our state. Today’s adoles...

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Three in Four Voters Favor Law to Guarantee Paid Sick Days to All Workers in California (2008)

A statewide survey conducted for PHI's California Center for Research on Women and Families  finds that by a 73% to 23% margin v...

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Linkages Planning Guide (2005)

California families in crisis are not well served when faced with two service delivery systems—CalWORKs and Child Welfare—resulting in ...

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Code Blue: Health Services for Children in Foster Care (1998)

As of March 1997, more than 100,000 of California’s children are in foster care. Removed from their homes because of neglect or abuse, about ...

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