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  • Child & Adolescent Health Services Program News

    Empowering Youth: Nationwide Perspectives on Abortion Knowledge and Access Post-Dobbs

    Child & Adolescent Health Services researcher, Dr. Bianca Allison, MD, MPH, recently authored an exciting article titled, “The Perceived Impact of a Post-Dobbs Landscape on U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults” in the Journal, Contraception. In the wake of the Dobbs decision, a nationwide survey conducted through the MyVoice project reveals the nuanced perspectives and knowledge... Read more » [...]

    Bianca Allison article selected for Journal of Adolescent Health’s Distinguished Dozen

    Congratulations goes to Sheps Center child health researcher and Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Bianca Allison, MD, MPH! Dr. Allison co-authored a paper that was recently included in the “Distinguished Dozen” by the Journal of Adolescent Health.  This initiative is in it’s fourth year and the goal is to amplify important contributions... Read more » [...]

    Sheps team contributes to NCDHHS Child Behavioral Health Dashboard

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has launched the Child Behavioral Health dashboard as part of its commitment to enhance the well-being of children and families in North Carolina. A team from the Sheps Center, led by Dr. Paul Lanier, contributed to the development of the dashboard by preparing the Medicaid metrics, and organizing and... Read more » [...]

    Dr. Brittany Raffa publishes article in JAMA spotlighting health for Latino immigrant families

    Brittany Raffa, MD, MPH, Primary Care Research Fellow and pediatrician with the UNC School of Medicine, recently published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) with colleagues from Duke University. In their article, Promoting Health for Latino Immigrant Families—A Call for Improved Systems and Policies, they examine the current systems affecting... Read more » [...]

    UNC researchers develop a video intervention to motivate teens to ask providers questions about ADHD

    Dr. Betsy Sleath and colleagues recently published a paper on the development of educational videos for teens with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their parents aimed to enhance engagement during pediatric ADHD visits. The videos, guided by Social Cognitive Theory, were developed through focus groups with teens, parents, and providers. Several themes were identified in... Read more » [...]