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In honor of National Women and Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, YOUR Center in Flint is hosting its 8th Annual Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference, “Healing, Restoring, Challenging, and Taking Back the Power” on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Every 91 minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV Young people ages 13 to 24

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We invite you to attend the 26th Annual Public Health Students of African Decent (PHSAD) Minority Health Conference, “Innovative Approaches to HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Youth.” Come join in discussing the importance and effectiveness of youth-focused HIV/AIDS interventions and exploring best practices, program evaluation, and development from the youth perspective.   Friday, February 22, 2013 8:00

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Engaging young adults to talk about safer sex online can be challenging. HOPE Online, which comprises the HOPE website, Facebook, and Twitter pages, is no exception.  After all, we are asking young African American adults to 1) go online, which may be in  itself a potential barrier,  and 2) open up about their own sexuality, ask questions, and express

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By Alex Turner This summer was an incredibly busy time for me, but I certainly enjoyed working on the HOPE Project. My primary area of interest is health communication, specifically tailoring messages to help people decide to change their behavior on their own. This is especially relevant to safer sex practices. One of my goals

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Collecting information from community members is an important step in developing programs and curricula. A recent article from the PRC/MI, “‘I make sure I am safe and I make sure I have myself in every way possible’: African-American youth perspectives on sexuality education,” published in Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, describes the major themes

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At the PRC/MI, we strive to develop sustainable strategies for disease prevention and health promotion for families and communities, and partnerships are essential to ensure success in reaching that goal. There are a number of examples of effective partnerships ongoing with PRC/MI projects. For example, the collaboration between Dr. Alison Miller and Motherly Intercession, Inc.

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June is a busy month for the HOPE Project! Earlier this month the HOPE Advisory Committee met to discuss new and exciting changes to HOPE Online. In addition, there has been an increase in the number of HOPE parties held in Genesee County. Also this month, HOPE will be present at Flint’s annual Juneteenth celebration

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Presentation slides from the “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” Symposium are now available to view online. Check out the presentation highlighting results from the 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey, as well as the break-out session presentations on some of our other featured projects here: Safe and Healthy Futures Symposium

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The Prevention Research Center of Michigan Genesee County Community Board invites you to a special symposium. “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” featuring presentations on: The 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey HOPE: HIV/STD Outreach, Prevention & Education The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) Motherly Intercession: Strengthening Incarcerated Families YES: Youth Empowerment

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