SAHM joins organizations at all levels to support funding of the OAH's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program(TPP) and the Administration for Children and Families' Personal Responsibility Education Program(PREP).
You can now view the video of the SAHM Oral History at the 2017 Annual Meeting in New Orleans with Dr. Irwin, professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at the University of California (UCSF) School of Medicine and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
SAHM sent a letter to Senator Nancy Skinner, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, expressing support of Senate Bill 439, which would establish a minimum age for prosecution in juvenile court jurisdiction in California.
SAHM has issued a statement highlighting the detrimental effects the the travel ban and other recent US policies are having, or will lead to, on adolescents, SAHM, the United States and the world. The statement includes contributions from members from more than a dozen countries.
SAHM has joined a number of organizations in sending a letter to members of Congress opposing H.J.Res. 43 and S.J.Res. 13 which would erode Title X and have negative consequences on public health. Click for the full letter.
The recent Trump administration travel ban stands in direct opposition to the mission of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, an international organization committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents and young adults, regardless of religion or country of origin.
SAHM 2018 Annual Meeting
SAVE THE DATE!
March 14-17, 2018
Seattle, WA, USA
Global Adolescent Health Equity
Too many adolescents and young adults throughout our world encounter great challenges in attaining health, safety, well-being, and their full human potential. What existing structures within and between countries contribute to these challenges? How can we positively change and create new structures that result in respect, dignity, and equity for all? In this meeting, 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.