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Authentic youth engagement benefits both youth and youth-serving programs. @HHSPopAffairs launched #OPAYouthCreate to promote youth participation and self-expression and give insight to programs about ways they can better meet the needs of youth. opa.hhs.gov/youth-create
Join @am950nativeroo1 Sunday, January 9, at 7 p.m. (PT) for Keeping the Circle Strong: #WeCanDoThis Indian Country, a Northwest Region town hall event about #COVID in Indian Country. Watch at bit.ly/KeepingtheCirc… or bit.ly/YTCircleStrong
#YoungAdults: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is here! Ask your healthcare provider about the HPV vaccine now to protect yourself from HPV-related cancers! womenshealth.gov/hpvvaccine #HPVvaxNOW #OWH30
Share w/youth: The #holidays can be a tough time, bringing on or worsening stress, anxiety & depression. If you need healthy ways to cope during this time, check out these 4 techniques from our former YE4C Editorial Board member, Laticia Aossey: bit.ly/361STQN
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Together, we can prevent Intimate Partner Violence. Learn how: go.usa.gov/xFy4Q #VetoViolence
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Who can play a role in protecting #YouthMentalHealth? ✅ youth ✅ families & caregivers ✅ educators & school staff ✅ health care professionals ✅ community orgs & funders ✅ media & tech ✅ employers ✅governments ✅ ALL OF US! Via the @Surgeon_General: surgeongeneral.gov/ymh
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Check out our entire #TipsforTeens series designed to help you and your teenagers learn more about substances and their harmful effects. The series is available in the SAMHSA Store for free download ➡️ fal.cn/3kuPL
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Girl2Girl and IN·clued both address sexual health disparities affecting #LGBTQ+ youth across the country. These are the first programs proven effective for their communities of focus. opa.hhs.gov/TPPTier2BEvalu…
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Doctors at the @NIHClinicalCntr are working to better understand what happens to kids after receiving the #flu vaccine. For more information on the study and eligibility, visit: go.usa.gov/xMzum
#Sexualassault on college campuses are not uncommon. Use these 10 steps to help keep your student safe: go.usa.gov/xM3Xd
Have a safe school year! Getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 takes 5-6 weeks, depending on the vaccine. Students ages 12 and older are currently eligible. Find vaccines near you at vaccines.gov. #WeCanDoThis
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If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, where do you begin? Start by talking with your child’s teacher or ask your family health care provider for a referral to a mental health care provider who focuses on children. Learn more: go.usa.gov/xFE7x. #Backtoschool
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#Medicaid and #CHIP coverage should be renewed annually. Families already enrolled should confirm their address on file is up-to-date, especially if they have moved in the last year. Find state contact information: go.hc.gov/3lBWNs6 #Enroll365
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Every good bicycle ride starts with a helmet, and riding to school is no exception. Before your kids walk out the door, remind them of the importance of wearing a helmet.
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Getting vaccinated against #COVID19 is the best thing to do for everyone’s health. Your COVID-19 vaccine helps protect you, and it helps protect others like children too young to get vaccinated or those with weakened immune systems. Get your vaccine: vaccines.gov.
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Some of the best advice on how to support young people comes from young people themselves. As we head #BacktoSchool, Luke Chacko has advice for what youth should know about protecting their #MentalHealth. #YouthVoices
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We are building on decades of experience to support schools and teachers as they welcome students #BacktoSchool and work to get them back on track.
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School may look different for kids across the nation this fall. Make sure you’re prepared for the school year – and get health coverage through #Medicaid and #CHIP. Don't forget to renew each year! Find out more: go.usa.gov/xFyJa #Enroll365
Share w/youth: We are stronger together than we are alone. Let’s get vaccinated against #COVID19 and keep our loved ones safe and healthy! #WeCanDoThis @HHSGov
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What are some of the best methods for considering #SABV in each stage of biomedical #research? ORWH’s free interactive course answers this and more. Find it here: go.usa.gov/x7ppK.
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Promoting student health can improve academic performance. But how do #schools know what works? Check out our What Works series as we head #BacktoSchool: go.usa.gov/xfwnT.
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Share these tips w/ youth. As a new school year begins, here are some ways young people can reduce stress and feel prepared to put their best foot forward on their first day! #backtoschool
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💚#BeThe1Too learn the warning signs of suicide and help someone in your life who may be in crisis. 💚 Understanding the issues concerning suicide an#MentalHealthth is an important way to take part i#SuicidePreventionon and helping othersPG
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of chronic, or long-lasting arthritis affecting children. It involves the immune system attacking healthy joints. #KidsGetArthritis #StrongerThanJA go.usa.gov/x67Ad
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The ABCD Study—a long-term #NIH research initiative on brain development and child health—adapted its research to collect valuable data on how children and their families have been impacted by #COVID19. Learn more: loom.ly/Z4JFIYE @NIMHgov @NICHD_NIH
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Across states, fewer than half of high schools and less than one-fifth of middle schools teach key topics for #SexualHealth education. Our What Works series looks at what makes a quality #SexEd program in schools: go.usa.gov/xHZm9
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Eating disorders are serious medical illnesses, and the way we talk about them matters. Here are some facts you can use to help shape the conversation around eating disorders. Learn more by visiting: go.usa.gov/xFP44. #Backtoschool
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#MentalHealth is an important part of overall health and well-being, yet mental illness affects millions of people and their families nationwide. Know that treatment for mental illness is effective — and help is a phone call away.
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#HealthcareProfessionals: @CDCgov has resources to help you better communicate the importance of maternal #vaccination with pregnant patients. Access fact sheets, infographics, and more by visiting cdc.gov/vaccines/pregn…. #NIAM
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Meats and meat alternates provide nutrients important for growth and health such as protein, B vitamins, and minerals such as iron, zinc, and magnesium. Get ideas for your lunch and supper menus in the CACFP: ow.ly/99ah50FLWnm
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#DYK HPV can cause 6 different cancers in men and women? There is no cure for #HPV but taking the vaccine can prevent it. For more info before getting the #HPVvaccine, visit: go.usa.gov/xFkQR #HPVVAXNOW #OWH30 #NIAM
Positive #parent involvement makes a huge difference in the mental and physical health of #LGBTQ+ teens. Read more about what works and what you can do: bit.ly/3exXm0f #NationalBlackFamilyMonth
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Declines in cigarette smoking led to declines in overall cancer deaths and lung cancer deaths. Learn more in the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: bit.ly/3hxVW96. #CancerAnnualReport
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School nutrition professionals are heroes in every sense of the word. #backtoschool #StrongerWithSchoolMeals
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Exercising is important for your physical and mental health, but please make sure you are taking precautions when visiting fitness centers and gyms to reduce exposure and transmission of #COVID19. Need tips, visit: go.usa.gov/xF9MS
Mental health services can help ease children back into in-person learning. With #Medicaid & #CHIP, kids & teens up to age 19 have access to essential mental and behavioral health services. Help connect eligible families: insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/index… #Enroll 365 twitter.com/samhsagov/stat…
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If you’ve already had #COVID19, you should still get a COVID-19 #vaccine. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines provide added protection to your immune system. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you from serious illness if you get sick again. Learn more: bit.ly/3btJaFU.
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This upcoming school year may feel different for a lot of students physically returning to the classroom. If you’re a parent, guardian or caregiver, use this checklist to help keep your kids safe during in-person learning: go.usa.gov/x6G5A
Share w/youth: Why did you make the choice to become fully-vaccinated against #COVID19? Here is why @Izzyiz98 from Waco, NJ, decided to get vaccinated! #WeCanDoThis @HHSGov @CDCgov
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#Parents: Keep children from getting or spreading #COVID19 at child care. Keep them home if sick. If they are 2 & older & not vaccinated against COVID-19, they should wear a fitted mask over their mouth & nose while indoors & in crowded outdoor spaces. bit.ly/3e2aiN0.
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Thinking about trying a new eye color with colored contacts? Be sure to protect your eyes. Get an eye exam and prescription, and be sure to buy contact lenses from a legal source. #NationalDifferentColoredEyesDay bit.ly/3zRuTwW
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.@NICHD_NIH has invested in placenta studies to inform #research than can improve prenatal care. In this podcast, Director @DianaBianchiMD discusses the importance of maintaining #MaternalHealth for moms & babies: go.usa.gov/x693P. #MaternalHealthMonday
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Share w/youth: Join YE4C's virtual hangout 7/16, 7 pm ET hosted by YE4C Editorial Board members. Join for trivia night and get connected to peers in a safe and supportive safe.
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K-12 administrators, teachers, and staff: CDC has updated guidance to support safe in-person learning at K-12 schools while preventing the spread of #COVID19. More: bit.ly/3httJQZ
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Child care providers: Protect the children in your care and your own family from #COVID19. Get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 now. More: bit.ly/3e2aiN0.
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Mark your calendar! Join @NICHD_NIH & ORWH on 7/22 and 7/23, for a state-of-the-science workshop on idiopathic early #PregnancyLoss (#EPL). Learn more about the free, virtual event: bit.ly/3w6HZmy #MaternalHealthNICHD
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OPA TPP grantees provide youth nationwide with the resources they need to become healthy adults. Watch the award-winning “What It’s Like” video series to hear youth discuss #HealthyRelationships, #PositiveYouthDevelopment, and #PhysicalActivity. youtube.com/playlist?list=…
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The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is an essential resource for health professionals that provides evidence-based, community-level interventions and offers tips on how to encourage people to be active. Download it here. health.gov/sites/default/…
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Get fully vaccinated against #COVID19 & celebrate this #IndependenceDay safely. Adults & kids not fully vaccinated should #WearAMask indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
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We are proud to announce our #COVID19 Health Literacy Initiative awardees! The $250M initiative will address #healthliteracy in #COVID19 testing, contact tracing and vaccination among racial and ethnic minority communities. Learn more: minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/Content.as… #Funding
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