MOAPPP Announcements

MOAPPP Joins Nationwide Campaign to Stem Funding for Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs

MOAPPP joined more than 230 organizations from across the country in launching a nationwide campaign to stop federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs nationwide. The No More Money campaign was created to empower federal, state and local groups to educate their members of Congress, and to mobilize local communities to speak out against the use of federal funds for unproven, potentially harmful programs. The No More Money campaign website provides an easy way for you to e-mail your elected representatives and demand No More Money for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.

To view the campaign website and participating organizations, please go to: www.NoMoreMoney.org.


2006 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health : Engaging Youth in Health Promotion: Educating in New Directions

The University of Minnesota Center for Adolescent Nursing, in collaboration with the Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center, the Konopka Institute, Minnesota Department of Education Coordinated School Health, and MOAPPP, present the 2006 Summer Institute, July 31 – August 2 (August 3 graduate students only). More information listed under MOAPPP Events.


Conference Presentations available on the MOAPPP website

MOAPPPs 15th Annual Conference: 15 Years of Bringing the Pieces Together

The MOAPPP conference brought together approximately 400 professionals from Minnesota and surrounding states for two days of keynote speakers, workshops and networking. Go to the MOAPPP website for power point presentations from some of the key presentations and workshops.


MOAPPP Annual Award Recipients

The following individuals and organizations were recognized at MOAPPP's Conference for their work to promote adolescent sexual health, prevent adolescent pregnancy and support adolescent parents.

  • Outstanding Program of the Year: Mankato Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program
  • Outstanding Individual of the Year: Chicka Merino, Peer Education Coordinator for Lutheran Social Service
  • Outstanding Teen of the Year: Minnesota Teens for AIDS Prevention (or MN-TAP), a collaborative project of the Minnesota AIDS Project, Advocates for Youth and youth advocate networks across the Twin Cities
  • Outstanding Community Partner of the Year: Jorge Amerigo, publisher of Vida y Sabor, the first Latino entertainment magazine in Minnesota, for publishing information about the Hablando Claro, or Plain Talk initiative on St. Paul's West side, adolescent sexual health, and teen pregnancy in several issues
  • Outstanding Policy Maker of the Year: Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter, for her part in simplifying the process for teen parents to get child care assistance, often a barrier to staying in school

Is your organization READY FOR EVALUATION?

MOAPPP is pleased to offer teen pregnancy prevention and teen parent programs a unique opportunity to design and implement their own, individually-crafted, evaluation plan. More information listed under MOAPPP events.


"The Education of Shelby Knox" DVDs

A limited number of copies of the DVD "The Education of Shelby Knox" are now available for purchase from MOAPPP. The film is a 76-minute long documentary of one high school student's efforts to change the sex education policy of her school district from abstinence-only to comprehensive. In addition to acknowledging the complexity of the debate about sex education policy, the film provides wonderful examples of civic engagement and working through parent-teen conflict. The film is a great tool to use with youth and parent groups. A lesson plan for educators is included on the DVD. The cost per DVD is $20 for MOAPPP members and $30 for non-members. Contact Charissa at MOAPPP to order your copy today.


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? lisa@moappp.org.


Other Announcements

Attention Health Care Providers: The Minnesota Family Planning Program Begins 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, or contact Diane O'Connor at the Minnesota Department of Health, 651-281-9954, or or Tracy Hoisington at the Department of Human Services, 651-431-2316, or .


Legislative Update on Minnesota Child Care Issues

Read a summary of Child Care Assistance Program changes and appropriations from Child Care Works at www.childcareworks.org.


Minnesota School Health Program Report Card

Minnesota data about school health education are available from the School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health. SHPPS is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels, including those related to sexual behaviors. This report card, along with other data reports about Minnesota schools, are available at www.cdc.gov.


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

New Research Brief on Parent/Child Communication

Over two decades of research suggests that parents can play a critical role in their children's decisions about sex. A new Science Says research brief from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy explores parent-child communication about sex and related issues. Among the key findings:

  • Two thirds of teens say they have had some discussion with their parents about sex and related issues, but what parents discuss with teen girls differ from what they discuss with teen boys.
  • Younger teens are more likely than older teens to say that they have discussed sex and related issues with a parent.
  • Hispanic teens are less likely to discuss sexual topics with their parents than their non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white peers.

To view the Science Says, please visit the National Campaign's website at www.teenpregnany.org (PDF).


House Appropriations Committee Votes To Eliminate Proposed Funding Cuts for International Family Planning Programs

Under the bill, individual countries would receive $432 million in international family planning funding, and current restrictions on the funding still would apply (McConnell, Washington File, 5/27). The funding would eliminate President Bush's proposed funding cuts for international family planning programs. For more information please go to www.kaisernetwork.org.


Groups With Differing Views on Sexual Health Release Report Defining Best Practices for Research

A group of 18 organizations brought together by former Surgeon General David Satcher, released a report that defines sexual health and provides best practices for sexual health research. The report defines sexual health as a "state of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social well-being related to one's sexual activities." For more information about this report, please go to www.kaisernetwork.org.


Washington Post Publishes Series on Teen Sex, Pregnancy and Contraception

The Washington Post published a series of articles on teen sex, pregnancy and contraception in its health section. These articles compare pregnancy and birth rates for teens in various countries. They also provide information about effective interventions for teen pregnancy prevention among developed countries. For more information, please go to www.kaisernetwork.org.


New CDC Report: Fertility, Contraception, and Fatherhood: Data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth

CDC has issued a comprehensive report on fertility, contraception and fatherhood indicators among men 15-44 years of age in the United States. The data are from the National Survey of Family Growth conducted in 2002. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov.


It's a Guy Thing: Boys, Young Men, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

A summary of a recent, comprehensive, three-chapter report from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy entitled, It's a Guy Thing: Boys, Young Men, and Teen Pregnancy Prevention, provides data on teen boys' sexual activity, contraceptive use, and involvement in pregnancy and parenthood. To read the summary, visit www.teenpregnancy.org (PDF).


Curriculum Based Programs That Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Available from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, a new pamplet presents a succinct overview of what is known about carefully evaluated interventions that help prevent teen pregnancy. To read the overview, visit www.teenpregnancy.org (PDF).


MOAPPP Events

July 25, August 29, September 26, October 24, 2006
Is your organization READY FOR EVALUATION?

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MOAPPP is pleased to offer teen pregnancy prevention and teen parent programs a unique opportunity to design and implement their own, individually-crafted, evaluation plan.

Selected organizations will work with MOAPPP staff and Dr. Susan Philliber, a nationally recognized evaluation expert, during four half-day training sessions and individual consultations. Participants will create an evaluation manual for their organization that includes logic models, monitoring forms, data collection schedules and report guidelines.

A commitment to evaluation is required for participation. Look for more information soon, or contact Lisa Turnham at lisat@moappp.org.


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 lisat@moappp.org.


Other Events

June 16, 2006
Where are They ? A Workshop on American Indian Youth - Homelessness, Prostitution & Trafficking

12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
Minneapolis, MN

For more information on this event, please e-mail .


June 17, 2006
The Kid 'N' You Festival: A Family Festival for the Kid and You & the Kid In You

11:00am – 7:00p.m.
Loring Park, Minneapolis

Encourage your families and friends to a brand new family event! Adults and children will enjoy unique activities that include children's book readings by local celebrities, a concert for kids featuring local musical acts, arts and crafts and much more. All proceeds from this event, held on Father's Day weekend to pay tribute to the important role dads play in their children's lives, will benefit Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota and Prevent Child Abuse America. For more information, please contact Rolanda DelaMartinez at (651) 523-0099 or .


June 21, 2006
Beyond the Sorrow and the Pity: Early Intervention for Very Young Children in High-Risk Families in the Child Protection System

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hubert Humphrey Center at the University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

This forum focuses on a principal challenge facing the child protection system: how to assure a strong developmental beginning for infants and toddlers remaining at home in chronically neglecting, highly stressed families. Contact Heidi Wagner by June 14 to register at .


June 22, 2006
African Women In the Diaspora Conference 2: Empowering African Women, Ensuring Africa's Future

University of Minnesota Mondale Law Center
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Hosted by the Minnesota African Women's Association, this conference offers an opportunity to learn about working with new americans from Africa for those in the health, social work, education, legal and law enforcement fields. For more information visit www.mawanet.org or e-mail MAWA's Executive Director Nyango Melissa Nambangi at or call MAWA at 612-302-3400.


June 27, 2006
National HIV Testing Day

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to support National HIV Testing Day on June 27. This annual observance is critical to the fight against HIV/AIDS because it presents an opportunity for people across this country to learn their HIV status and to gain the knowledge they need to take control of their health and their lives. It is also an invaluable opportunity to dispel the myths and dismantle the fear and stigma associated with HIV testing, and to reach those who have never been tested or who have engaged in high-risk behavior since their last test.

For more information on HIV testing, or to find a testing location in your area, visit www.hivtest.org, a service provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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 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.


Funding Opportunities

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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Youth Empowerment Demonstration Grant Program

The purpose of this program is to address unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority youth and provide opportunities to enhance their capacity to make healthy life choices.

For more information, visit the Federal Register guidelines (PDF)
Deadline: June 15, 2006


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families - Compassion Capital Fund (CCF)

This funding aims to help build the capacity of grassroots faith-based and community organizations that address the needs of distressed communities. Applicant organizations must use the funds in one of four priority areas: at-risk youth, homelessness, healthy marriage, or rural issues. These grants are intended to support organizational capacity building activities including:

  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Program Development
  • Revenue Development Strategies
  • Community Engagement

CCF monies cannot be used to support the provision of direct services.

For more information, visit www.acf.hss.gov
Deadline: June 23, 2006


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/Administration for Children and Families - Promoting Responsible Fatherhood

Funding is intended to develop and implement projects that support any of the three authorized activity areas: healthy marriage, responsible parenting and economic stability.

For more information, visit www.acf.hhs.gov.
Deadline: July 3, 2006


U.S. Department of Education - Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems Grants

The purpose of this grant is to support programs that increase student access to high-quality mental health care by linking school systems with local mental health systems.

For more information, visit the Federal Register guidelines (PDF).
Deadline: July 10, 2006


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Fatherhood Capacity-Building Initiative

The intent of this funding is to deliver organizational capacity-building services to community-based organizations. The NRFCBI does not fund direct social service provision. Organizational capacity-building activities are designed to increase an organization's sustainability and effectiveness, enhance its ability to provide responsible fatherhood services, and create collaborations to better serve those most in need. The organizations selected will build the capacity of local fatherhood programs to support the development of an infrastructure capable of building and expanding new and existing programs.

For more information, visit www.acf.hhs.gov.
Deadline: July 14, 2006


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/Administration for Children and Families - Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Community Access Program

Grants are intended to develop and implement projects that support any of the three authorized activity areas: healthy marriage, responsible parenting and economic stability. The context for these activities is to create an environment that contributes to the well-being of children.

For more information, visit www.acf.hhs.gov.
Deadline: July 17, 2006


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Parenting Capacities and Health Outcomes In Youths and Adolescents

Grants are intended to increase the parenting skills and capacities of parents and caregivers to improve the health outcomes of their young and adolescent children.

For more information, visit grants.nih.gov.
Deadline: October 1, 2006 - January 3, 2009


Medica Foundation

This funding is intended to support community-based initiatives and programs that support the needs of Medica's customers and the greater community by improving their health and removing barriers to healthcare services in the following four areas:

  • Health Care Literacy
  • Healthy Living
  • Addressing the Health Care Needs of Greater Minnesota Communities
  • Partnership for Prevention

For more information, visit www.medica.com.
Deadline: July 28, 2006


Ronald McDonald House Charities – Children's Health Grant

The RMHC funds programs that:

  • Directly improve the health and well-being of children (ages 0-21 years)
  • Address a significant funding gap or critical opportunity
  • Has long-term impact in terms of replication or reach
  • Produce measurable results

For more information, visit www.rmhc.com.
Deadline: August 15, 2006 (Letter of Inquiry)


The Ripley Memorial Foundation

The Ripley Memorial Foundation funds direct service programs that focus on teen pregnancy prevention. Applicants may be located in either Hennepin or Ramsey County. Priority is given to programs which employ best practices and serve populations experiencing the highest rates of teen pregnancy.

For more information, visit www.ripleymemorial.org.
Deadline: September 1, 2006


The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Funding is intended for programs that provide literacy instruction for parents, as well as their children.

For more information, visit www.barbarabushfoundation.com.
Deadline: Application guidelines beginning June 26, 2006. Estimated due date is September 15, 2006.


First Universalist Foundation - General Fund

The Foundation will place a high priority on projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Focus on issues relating to children, youth, and families and/or housing.
  • Address the root causes of social justice problems and work toward systemic change.
  • Demonstrate the potential to have a significant impact on the community.
  • Have clear-cut components that demonstrate service, action and/or education.
  • Focus on the Twin Cities community.

For more information, visit www.firstuniv.org.
Deadline: October 21, 2006. Early submission of proposals is encouraged.

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Ongoing

The Ralph & Eileen Swett Foundation - Youth Support Program

The purpose of this program is to support programs that assist orphaned children and promote adoption and programs that intervene in the lives of troubled youth. The Foundation gives priority to projects addressing critical and immediate needs.

For more information, visit www.swettfoundation.org.


MDU Resources Foundation - Health and Human Services and Education Support Program

The purpose of this program is to support institutions and organizations in the geographic areas where member companies conduct business in the categories of health and human services and/or education. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, such as youth agencies, private secondary education institutions, education development foundations, and economic education programs. Tax-supported educational institutions or programs are not generally supported.

For more information, visit www.mdu.com.

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Inkind

There are no new inkind grants available at this time.

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Other Resources

There are no new other resources available at this time.

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