School-Day and Overall Physical Activity Among Youth

submitted by: MichaelLong
Background: Increasing school-day physical activity through policy and programs is commonly suggested to prevent obesity and improve overall child health. However, strategies that focus on school-day physical activity may not increase total physical activity if youth compensate by reducing physical activity outside of school. Purpose: Objectively measured, nationally representative physical activity data were used to test the hypothesis that higher school-day physical activity is...
Authors: Michael Long, Arthur Sobol, Angie Cradock, SV Subramanian, Robert Blendon, Steven Gortmaker

There’s no place like home? The experiences of unstably housed transgender & gender non-conforming (TGNC) young people Part 2 of 2

submitted by: ColtMeier

The graduate student symposium showcases the latest research in transgender health from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other advanced research trainees across a variety of academic disciplines.

There’s no place like home? The experiences of unstably housed transgender & gender non-conforming (TGNC) young people Part 1 of 2

submitted by: ColtMeier

The graduate student symposium showcases the latest research in transgender health from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other advanced research trainees across a variety of academic disciplines.

Objective Assessment of Obesogenic Environments in Youth: Geographic Information System Methods and Spatial Findings from the Neighborhood Impact on Kids Study

submitted by: Lawrence Frank
Background GIS-based walkability measures designed to explain active travel fail to capture “playability” and proximity to healthy food. These constructs should be considered when measuring potential child obesogenic environments. Purpose The aim of this study was to describe the development of GIS-based multicomponent physical activity and nutrition environment indicators of child obesogenic environments in the San Diego and Seattle regions. Methods Block group–level...
Authors: Lawrence Frank, Brian E. Saelens, James Chapman, James Sallis, Jacqueline Kerr, Karen Glanz, Sarah C. Couch, Vincent Learnihan, Chuan Zhou, Trina Colburn, Kelli L. Cain

Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

submitted by: mustanski
Background: Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among adolescents and nonsuicidal self-harm occurs in 13%–45% of individuals within this age group, making these phenomena major public health concerns. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth particularly are at risk for engaging in these behaviors. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the specif?c risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors in the population. Purpose: This...
Authors: Richard Liu, Brian Mustanski

Young Cancer Patient Inspires Hope

submitted by: mdanderson
Shane Leonard, a talented young man with his whole life ahead of him, did not let cancer create despair. Instead, Shane looked for opportunities in his new cancer hospital surroundings to inspire his future. At 17, cancer was found in his salivary gland. After surgery, he came to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for follow-up proton radiation treatment. In Shane's spare time, he would study quantum mechanics lectures and became friends with the senior medical physicist of...

Bring'in it Back

submitted by: bccdc

A knowledge translation project by youth for youth

Youth Experiences as Researchers

submitted by: bccdc

A BCCDC led project called Youth Injection Prevention

'How To' - Involving Experiential Youth in Qualitative Research

submitted by: bccdc

A video peroduced by the Youth Injection Prevention group at the BC Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver

By Dan

submitted by: bccdc
The division of STI/HIV Prevention and Control collaborated with the Public Health Agency of Canada on a research study aimed at exploring issues in the life of street youth that contribute to the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections including AIDS. Once the study was over, the research team engaged the youth to develop video clips that help tell the youth’s stories around sexual risk while living on the street and some of the research findings. The script and artwork were...