The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is pleased to partner with various groups in advocating for the health and well-being of adolescents. Below is a list of advocacy and sign-on activities that SAHM has undertaken in the current year.

(View a listing of older sign-on activities: 20172016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011

May

Joint Statement Against Restricting Qualified Providers from Federally-Funded Programs (PDF)
"Organizations representing over 300,000 women and children’s health providers oppose all efforts to exclude qualified women’s health service providers and limit health care information through the Title X program."

April

TAG Call to Action
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AHM reached out to promote the Office of Adolescent Health's TAG Playbook with the latest research and data on adolescent health and development.

March

SAHM Supports "March for Our Lives" (PDF)
SAHM issued a statement in support of the "March for Our Lives" movement and planned peaceful demonstrations in Washington DC or in other cities accross the United States on March 24, 2018.

February

Statement on Parkland Shooting (PDF)
SAHM issued a statement following the Valentines Day shooting in Parkland, Florida, urging adolescent health professionals in their offices to use evidence-based strategies to reduce gun violence and to reach out to lawmakers to express their opinions to reduce gun violence.

SSI Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Transition-Aged Youth (PDF)
SAHM joins other organizations in providing the Social Security Administration feedback on how to support transition-aged youth and how to improve their services. 

January

SAHM Statement on Trump Comments about African and Central American Countries
SAHM responds to Trump questioning why the US would allow more immigrants from African and Central American countries. 

Letter to Walgreens
A number of organizations supported the Truth Initiative, including SAHM, and sent a letter to Walgreens encouraging them to follow CVS' lead and stop selling cigarettes in their stores. 

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