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June 1, 2009 | Journal Article
School-based programs that administer substance abuse prevention curricula generally try to manipulate social attitudes and life skills in order to achieve positive results. This study examined the interplay of these mediating factors within the Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Study (ASAPS).
April 3, 2009 | Journal Article
The Take Charge of Your Life (TCYL) campaign was a universal school-based substance abuse intervention. A study of the program found that TCYL participants increased use of certain substances. This article assesses TCYL's effect on mediating factors to substance use.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Children's Futures, a 10-year RWJF initiative, developed a comprehensive, citywide program in Trenton, N.J. focusing on the critical time period of prenatal care to age three to ensure health and school readiness. This article explores the initiative's first five years, the available results and lessons learned.
December 2, 2009 | News Release
Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships (Start Strong) is the largest initiative ever funded to target 11-to-14-year-olds to promote healthy relationships as the way to prevent teen dating violence and abuse.
September 1, 2003 | Journal Article
Screening for Drug and Alcohol Risk
May 1, 2001 | Journal Article
Unless the nations of the world act, within a generation as many as 10 million people per year will die from tobacco use.
July 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The college setting presents an important opportunity for health promotion during a critical developmental stage for weight gain. This study is the first to examine prevalence, trends and social disparities in overweight, obesity and class II obesit ...
October 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions: 11.5 percent among children age 2-5 years, 17.7 percent among children age 6-11 years and 17.3 percent among children age 12-19 years. Moreover, research h ...
July 30, 2009 | News Release
Blue Shield of California Foundation and Family Violence Prevention Fund unite with RWJF to build Start Strong, the largest prevention initiative aimed at 11- to 14-year-olds.