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Webinar series: Framing adolescent health — are you sending the right message?
All sessions are 1-2:30 p.m. ET
All are welcome, but the content in this series is specifically for adolescent health champions with a special emphasis on those in public health systems. Register here for any and all sessions. Questions? Contact Rena Large at
  • March 13 — Framing 101: This session is a return to the basics: What is framing? What's the difference between marketing and communications? How do we craft messages and communications that are "well-framed?" How do we pick – and learn about -- our core audiences? What does it mean to talk about my values? Concepts will be explored through media analysis and tools.
  • March 27 — Adolescents & Sex: A presentation of framing recommendations for communicating about adolescent health in general and sexual health specifically.
  • April 10 — Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants: Just because we find adolescent health disparities data compelling doesn't mean anyone else does. In fact, to some audiences, our continued promotion of this data serves to reinforce corrosive beliefs about race, gender, sexual orientation, and age. In this session will investigate how to minimize the damage and blaze a new trail for how MCH thinks about health and health disparities.

SAHM 2018 Annual Meeting: Global Adolescent Health Equity
March 14-17, 2018. Seattle, WA
Diverse multidisciplinary adolescent health professionals from throughout the world will assemble to share, discuss, critique, and generate strategies that ensure that all young people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to achieve healthy, productive, and meaningful lives.

2018 Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference
March 22-23, 2018. Portland, OR
Along with our sponsors and community partners, Legacy Health is proud to host the seventh annual Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference. As part of Legacy Health's commitment to the communities we serve, this year's conference will focus on better understanding the intersection between health literacy and health equity. Program content will provide an in-depth look at the underlying issues that cause health disparities and inequalities within vulnerable populations.

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference
April 14-17, 2018. Duluth, MN
Designed for people who care for or work with children and youth, our annual conference offers professionals and families opportunities to: 1) Improve policy and enhance practices for children (birth to 21) who have or are at risk for mental health disorders; 2) Acquire skills and strategies that will improve outcomes for children with mental health needs; 3) Gain knowledge of best practices and the latest research in children's mental health and related fields; and 4) Enrich understanding of different perspectives and common goals in support of all children

Ready by 21 National Meeting
April 18-20, 2018. Palm Beach, FL
Every year, the Ready by 21 National Meeting brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by age 21 – for college, work, and life. These leaders have dedicated themselves to improving the odds for children and youth through collective impact initiatives, policy alignment and program quality improvement.

5th Annual Conference on Adolescent Health
April 23-24, 2018. Ypsilanti, MI
Save the date for the fifth Annual Conference on Adolescent Health! A multidisciplinary audience of adolescent health professionals will gather for two days of research, breakout and plenary sessions, poster presentations, and networking events!
Webinar: Transforming Health Care for Michigan Adolescents: Lesson Learned – Results Achieved!
April 26, 2018. 1-2 p.m. CT
Presented by Jennifer Salerno, DNP, CPNP, FAANP, Possibilities for Change, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is excited to share the findings from a three-year demonstration project dedicated to sustainable health care practice change for Michigan medically underserved children and adolescents. Register here.

Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference: Overcoming Cultural Barriers to Access
April 27-28, 2018. Santa Clara, CA
This conference will bring together a diverse audience — including policymakers, educators, clinicians, youth, and families — to better understand how we can best overcome cultural barriers to access in supporting the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and young adults.

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
April 30-May 2, 2018. Denver, CO
The Blueprints Conference disseminates knowledge designed to bridge the gap between research and practice by bringing together research scientists, prevention experts, program designers, policymakers, community leaders, advocates, practitioners, and funders to share ideas and learn about evidence-based programs to prevent problem behavior and enhance positive youth development.

NAMISWP 2018 Annual Conference: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
June 8, 2018. Pittsburg, PA
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania's Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference is a day-long event that unifies families, caregivers, and behavioral health professionals who will discuss best practices and new discoveries in youth mental wellness

2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention
June 24-27, 2018. Indianapolis, IN
As the premier national gathering for our field, the convention is a fantastic opportunity to connect with hundreds of fellow school-based health care professionals and advocates from across the nation. More than 3,000 school-based health centers nationwide are delivering integrated, patient-centered care, screenings for conditions like obesity and depression, and preventive services — all with a special focus on vulnerable children and adolescents. Convention attendees will also explore new ways health centers are serving their schools and their communities by promoting wellness and health equity.