Scholarships Available to Attend Adolescent Sexual Health-Related Conferences

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is sponsoring six full scholarships for interested local health department staff* to attend either the Adolescent Health Initiative’s Conference on Adolescent Health (April 24-25 in Ypsilanti, MI) or the National Sexual Health Conference (July 6-8 in Denver, CO). Scholarships will cover conference registration, travel, lodging, and per diem expenses.

This opportunity is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) FOA PS13-1603, Expanding Partnerships to Reduce HIV and other STDs among Adolescents through National Non-Governmental Organizations. This initiative aims to increase partnerships among education agencies and health departments to advance the implementation of CDC-developed school-based approaches to sexual health services, sexual health education, and safe and supportive environments.

These conferences will be excellent opportunities to learn about innovative strategies, along with CDC DASH-developed approaches, to improve adolescent sexual health and network with other local health departments and partners in the field. To apply, please complete this brief application by March 17, 2017. We are requesting that everyone sponsored to attend contribute a story to NACCHO’s Stories from the Field website about how your local health department is supporting school-based programs to improve adolescent sexual health. If you have any questions, contact Samantha Ritter.

*Please note that individuals working at health departments that are currently DASH-funded are ineligible to apply. This includes: Boston, MA; Broward County, FL; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH: District of Columbia Public Schools; Duval County, FL; Fort Worth, TX; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami Dade County, FL; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Palm Beach County, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Shelby County, TN.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments’ best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO’s communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

2 thoughts on “Scholarships Available to Attend Adolescent Sexual Health-Related Conferences

  1. Stacey Saenz
    March 14, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    My colleague and I would like to be considered for the scholarship to attend the “Adolescent Health Initiative’s Conference on Adolescent Health (April 24-25 in Ypsilanti, MI)”. We are Public Health Nurses in Lincoln County, OR, and we are seeing a rise in adolescent cases of sexually transmitted infections. We have a meeting to initiate collaboration with our School-Based Health Centers, and we would love to present information from the CDC. We are also working with our local tribal clinic for outreach in that community, but we could really use some guidance on where to begin in the collaboration with outside partners. Please let me know if I can offer further information, in order to be considered for the scholarship.

    1. Kim Rodgers
      March 15, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Hi Stacey,

      Thanks for reaching out! Please complete the application (see link in post) to be considered for the scholarship. Thanks!

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