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 joins the American College of Physicians, and others, on a letter addressing the impact of the President’s January 27 executive order on immigration on behalf of internal medicine and IM subspecialties.
Included are chairs of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Senate Finance Committee urging vetting of HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price on vaccines and immunizations.
The NIDA Mentored Training Award in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Dissemination, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and sponsored by the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine, will offer $12,000 for support (including up to $2,000 for a mentor stipend).
Sister Song and the National Women's Health Network have written a statement of principles, to which SAHM has signed on, supporting the inclusion of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARCs) as part of a well-balanced mix of options.
SAHM has joined with the AAP to endorse the Blueprint for Children: How the Next President Can Build a Foundation for a Healthy Future. The Blueprint presents specific policy recommendations for the federal government to align its activities to promote healthy children, support secure families, build strong communities and ensure that the United States is a leading nation for children.