MOAPPP Announcements

2007 Conference Planning Committee Seeks New Members

Planning for the 2007 MOAPPP Annual Conference is underway and we are currently recruiting new members for the planning committee. We look to the planning committee for their perspectives and advice on the conference theme, workshop and keynote presentations, and event logistics. Meetings are held once a month at the MOAPPP office and promise to be productive and filled with stimulating conversations. If you would like to be involved in planning this great event, please contact Marilyn Colby Rivkin at 651-644-1447x15 or marilyn@moappp.org.


Parent Child Connectedness: New Interventions to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

In recognition of Let's Talk Month, MOAPPP will sponsor a day-long training with Lori Rolleri and Steve Bean, from ETR Associates, that examines the role of parent-child connectedness (PCC) in preventing teen pregnancy. More information listed under MOAPPP Events.


MOAPPP Welcomes New Staff Member

Please join MOAPPP in welcoming our new Policy Coordinator, Lorie Alveshere. Lorie brings grassroots organizing and policy advocacy experience, as well as a background in nursing, research and personnel management. Her contact information is lorie@moappp.org, 651-644-1447 x12.


Become a MOAPPP member today!

MOAPPP is a member-supported organization that relies on annual membership dues from individuals and organizations so that we may provide the many programs and services that you, and others who work with and care about youth, have come to depend on. To join online, please visit www.charitybox.com/MOAPPP. To print a membership form that can be mailed or faxed, go to MOAPPP.org. Questions? moappp@moappp.org.


Other Announcements

Making the Connections: A Facilitator's Guide for a Mother-Daughter Retreat Program About Puberty

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota has published a new manual: Making the Connections: A Facilitator's Guide for a Mother-Daughter Retreat Program About Puberty. Since 1992 the mother-daughter retreat program has offered one-day retreats about puberty for mothers (or mentors) and their 10-12 year old daughters. This manual offers a comprehensive guide to assist others in offering similar one-day retreats.

The retreat is based on the latest research on parent-child connectedness and the manual includes a program logic model and recommended evaluation tools so that organizations can design an outcome-based evaluation plan to fit their needs.

The manual can be purchased on the Planned Parenthood website Store. There is an Early-Bird Discount offered through the end of July. In addition to offering Making the Connections, authors Kristen Wubbels Campbell and Robbie Weisel are available to provide a one-day, hands-on, experiential training for five (5) or more potential facilitators. Please call the Education Information Line (612-821-6198 – voicemail only) or email for more information.


Attention Health Care Providers: The Minnesota Family Planning Program Began on July 1

The Minnesota Family Planning Program (formerly the Minnesota 1115 Waiver Demonstration Project) is an expansion of access to family planning services through Medicaid that allows people who wouldn't ordinarily meet criteria for other health services to access family planning services only.

This program will serve all Medicaid enrollees between the ages of 15-50 who are exiting the MA, GAMC, or MinnesotaCare programs, for a period of twenty four months, regardless of eligibility category. It will also serve all other Minnesota residents between 15 and 50 who have incomes at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.

Any qualified Medicaid provider or clinic can deliver services under this program. The provider determines presumptive eligibility at the time of appointment. This is valid for 30 days, after which the client must apply for continuing eligibility. The Department of Human Services then makes the final determination of continuing eligibility.

The program covers any procedure, supply or prescription that is FDA approved, and would be covered under regular Medicaid as a family planning service. This includes routine physical exams, surgical procedures, contraceptive supplies, and prescription and non-prescription contraceptives.

Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is covered when done in the context of a family planning visit.

For more information on the Minnesota Family Planning Program, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health website, contact Diane O'Connor at the Minnesota Department of Health, 651-281-9954, or Tracy Hoisington at the Department of Human Services, 651-431-2316, .


Eighth Annual European Study Tour

Advocates for Youth and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are sponsoring the eighth European study tour, October 20-November 6, 2006. Apply now to travel to the Netherlands, France and Germany to identify the strategies, programs and policies that have positively influenced adolescent sexual behavior and outcomes in these countries. For more information and to download the application, please visit www.advocatesforyouth.org.


In the News

HPV Vaccine Update

The FDA approved a vaccine that protects those who receive it from up to four strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) that can lead to cervical cancer. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted in June to recommend that all girls ages 11 and 12 receive the vaccine, called Gardasil. For more information, visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


New Study Finds Condom Use Reduces Risk of HPV Transmission

Young women whose partners use condoms every time they have sex are 70% less likely to contract the human papillomavirus than women whose partners use condoms less than 5% of the time. For more details, including policy implications and public reactions, visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Released

Findings from the 2005 YRBS indicate a positive downward trend of unhealthy behavior among the nation's youth. Data on sexual behavior indicate that the proportion of high school students who have had sex (47%) remained unchanged between 2003 and 2005, and the proportion of students who used a condom the last time they had sex (63%) also remained stable during the same time period. To access the full report, visit www.cdc.gov. A summary is available from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Summary at www.teenpregnancy.org (PDF).


Annual 'Kids Count' Report Released : Minnesota's Rank Falls for Second Year In A Row

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2006 Kids Count Report. The report measures each state in terms of 10 indicators, including infant mortality, teen birth rate and infants born at low birthweight. While the report shows a decrease in the teen birth rate, there has been a sharp rise in the number of children living in poverty and the number of teens neither in school nor the workforce. For more information, visit www.aecf.org.


New Research Explores Boyfriends, Girlfriends and Adolescents' Risk of Sexual Involvement

A new study shows that having had a boyfriend or girlfriend by seventh grade is both a predictor of having sex in the ninth grade, and a marker of prior risks for sex. Other findings from the study are available in Boyfriends, girlfriends and teenagers' risk of sexual involvement. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 38(2):76-83. Abstract available via www.guttmacher.org.


Obstetricians Announce Support for Emergency Contraception

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today announced a campaign to educate women about emergency contraception and to encourage them to get an advance prescription from their physicians, in case they ever need it. For more details, visit www.healthinschools.org.


New Report on Violence Prevention from The Prevention Institute

A new report from The Prevention Institute, Creating Safe Environments: Violence Prevention Strategies and Programs provides an overview of promising violence prevention initiatives across the nation, with special focus on the primary prevention of intimate partner violence affecting youth and adults. For more information, visit www.preventioninstitute.org.


MOAPPP Events

July 31 – August 3, 2006
2006 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health : Engaging Youth in Health Promotion: Educating in New Directions

Graduate students only on August 3, 2006
St. Paul, Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Center for Adolescent Nursing, in collaboration with the Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center, the Konopka Institute, Coordinated School Health, and MOAPPP, present the 2006 Summer Institute. This three-day learning opportunity offers anyone working with youth the opportunity to explore effective strategies in cultivating young people's capacities to become competent, confident and caring adults. Participants will leave knowing credible and incredible resources for promoting healthy youth development, and concrete strategies for expanding youth representation and involvement in policymaking. For more information, please contact Chris Carlstrom, 612-624-3029, . To register, go to www.publichealthplanet.org.


October 12, 2006
Parent Child Connectedness: New Interventions to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

In recognition of Let's Talk Month, MOAPPP is sponsoring a day-long training with Lori Rolleri and Steve Bean from ETR Associates, that examines the role of parent-child connectedness (PCC) in preventing teen pregnancy. This interactive workshop offers scientifically based intervention activities designed to maintain and increase PCC in families. For more information, contact Lisa Turnham at 651-644-1447x18 lisat@moappp.org.


Other Events

July 15 – September 30, 2006
What's New With Teens and Their Families? Research Update for Professionals

Offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Service, this online course is designed for professionals working with families of teens and explores current research in:

  • Normative adolescent development and what it means for the parent-adolescent relationship
  • The two-way relationship between teens and their larger family system including child agency and parenting styles

Participants have access to the course until September 30 and can go in and out as often as they choose. The course takes 3 hours to complete, with additional time for reading and online discussion optional. Registration is $45 per person, which includes CEUs. For more information and registration go to the U of MN Extension Service website.


July 27, 2006
Adolescent Sexual Health: Parental Involvement in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Audio Program from Health Care Education & Training
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This program is designed to increase awareness of the role parents play in adolescent decision-making and behavior, and to provide information on programs that promote parental involvement in teen pregnancy prevention. At the end of this program participants will be able to describe the role of parents in preventing teen pregnancy; identify specific information parents should know when talking to youth about pregnancy prevention; describe two programs that engage parents in pregnancy prevention; describe challenges and successes in implementing a program in the community. To register, please visit www.hcet.org.


September 12, 13 & 14, 2006
"Moving Forward Together" Joint FutureNet and Iowa Family Planning Conference

Stoney Creek Inn
Johnston, IA

Registration materials will be available in July. Contact FutureNet for more information.


September 21, 2006
2006 Minnesota Reproductive Health Update

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota
Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus

For more information on this event, please visit www.hcet.org.


September 28, 2006
5th Biennial Child Care WORKS Convention

University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Early-bird registration rates in July. For more information, visit www.childcareworks.org.


Funding Opportunities

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Please Note: All deadlines are subject to change. Please verify dates with a grantmaker before submitting the proposal.

Avon Foundation

The Avon Foundation offers funds to support organizations that deliver essential services to domestic violence victims, including shelter, counseling, educational and professional training, advocacy, and case management.

For more information, visit www.avoncompany.com.
Deadline: August 1, 2006


Innovative Youth Programs Evaluation Grants

The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation (RMYF) aims to identify and disseminate innovative and effective practices for helping underprivileged youth reach their full potential. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by offering grants to help identify innovative methods that are effective.

For more information, visit www.rmyf.org.
Deadline: August 1, 2006


Union Pacific Railroad Foundation

The Foundation has a strong interest in promoting organizational effectiveness among nonprofits. To that end, the Foundation will dedicate the majority of these grants to help nonprofit organizations build their capacity, increase their impact, and operate more efficiently and effectively. Specific funding focus areas are: health and human services, community and civic engagement and fine arts. A preliminary one-page application form must be completed online.

For more information, visit www.up.com.
Deadline: 8/15/06 (Full applications)


Open Meadows Foundation - Women and Girls Grant Program

The Open Meadows Foundation is accepting applications for its Women and Girls Grant program. The purpose of this program is to support organizations that are designed and implemented by women and girls that promote building community power and racial and social justice.

For more information, visit www.openmeadows.org.
Deadline: August 15, 2006


Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Population Affairs and Office of Family Planning

This announcement seeks applications from public and nonprofit private entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated.

For more information, visit akamaitech.net.
Deadline: September 1, 2006


Philanthrofund Foundation

The foundation annually awards grants and scholarships to GLBT-related individuals and organizations throughout the Upper Midwest – in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Grantmaking areas of interest include assisting GLBT youth.

For more information, visit www.pfundonline.org.
Deadline: September 15, 2006

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Ongoing

Fresh Ideas: Community-based Approaches to Improve Care for Vulnerable Populations

The Vulnerable Populations Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking new community-based approaches to health and health care problems that intersect with social factors - such as inadequate housing, poor education, and poverty. The Foundation is interested in projects that serve hard-to-reach individuals and families, especially new immigrants and refugees, frail older adults and at-risk adolescents.

For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.

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Inkind

There are no new inkind grants available at this time.

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Other Resources

Developing a Powerful Grant Proposal

Tracks to Success has published an 18-part series that covers the entire spectrum of grant proposal development. The series offers step-by-step tutorials, checklists, worksheets, and samples to help guide proposal development. The series will help novice grant writers understand each segment of the process, as well as provide more experienced grant writers with new ideas about how to approach grant writing. For further information, visit www.grantstation.com.


Excellent articles from the CharityChannel

  • Are You Falling Through the Ice on the Grant Pond?
  • Are You Chasing Funding Dollars?
  • Is This Funding Opportunity Right For Us? - An Agency Assessment Checklist

For more articles, visit www.charitychannel.com.

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