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Check out what our people and partners are researching, thinking, reading, writing, watching and doing!

(Note: Opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of ETR as an agency.)

5 Guiding Questions: Take Your In-Person Training Activities Virtual
April 20, 2015
5 Guiding Questions: Take Your In-Person Training Activities Virtual

By Tracy Wright, MAED, & Annika Shore, MPH | April 20, 2015
Project Director, ETR, & Professional Development Consultant, ETR

One of the essential hallmarks of a successful training is participant engagement through planned activities. Trainers know how to do this well in in-person trainings. But, for many of us, designing and delivering activities in the virtual environment can feel less certain—even intimidating.

Here are 5 guiding questions that will help you design successful virtual training activities.

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Tags: Professional development, Training design, Virtual trainings
Inspiration and Evangelism
April 2, 2015
Inspiration and Evangelism

By Marcia Quackenbush, MS, MFT, MCHES | April 2, 2015
Senior Editor, ETR

What inspires you in your work? I often ask this about our tribe—this group of people making the front-line effort in the world of health education and promotion.

I think most of us love working for a mission. And I also think that for most people, the work sometimes gets tedious or challenging.

That’s why I totally LOVE this video by ETR’s Digital Solutions Manager, Kieren Jameson. 

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Tags: Technology, Technology education, Inspiration, Diversity in technology
Enabling Young People to Thrive: ETR's Program Success Framework
March 25, 2015
Enabling Young People to Thrive: ETR's Program Success Framework

By Marcia Quackenbush, MS, MFT, MCHES | March 25, 2015
Senior Editor, ETR

ETR's got a great video collection. In brief, lively clips, our staff and partners talk about the work we do—products, services and research findings. You can watch them on the "Videos" tab or at the ETR YouTube channel. One of my current favorites describes ETR's Program Success Framework.

 

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Tags: Program Success Framework, Sustaining programs, Pregnancy prevention, Youth programs, Sexual and reproductive health
Putting Evidence to Work: Popular Opinion Leader
January 17, 2015
Putting Evidence to Work: Popular Opinion Leader

By ETR | January 17, 2015

I want to change your mind. Correct a misperception. Support you in changing a behavior. I want to talk to you about something that is so important, your life depends on it.

Who do I need to be? Whom are you going to listen to? Who is going to be able to save your life?

Some interesting research on a behavioral intervention strategy called Popular Opinion Leader says that in communities at high risk for HIV, the people who can change hearts and minds are out there. And prevention programs can enlist their help in changing risk behaviors in their communities.

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Tags: HIV / AIDS, Professional development, Popular opinion leader, Evidence-based interventions, Community Impact Solutions Project
Video Picks - Women & Tech, Vaping & Health
December 15, 2014
Video Picks - Women & Tech, Vaping & Health

By ETR | December 15, 2014

Check out a couple of our favorites from the videos that have crossed our screens recently. The first inspires us to boost leadership roles for women in technology. The second gives us the true scoop about e-cigarettes and health.

Well worth watching!

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Tags: Technology, Gender, E-cigarettes
Video Picks - TED Bullying Playlist
December 5, 2014
Video Picks - TED Bullying Playlist

By ETR | December 5, 2014

If you’re ready for some powerful and illuminating video viewing, take a look at the TED Bullying Playlist. Four speakers and one heart-lifting musical performance will give you new insights and more than a few moments of reflection.

There are lots of opportunities for student projects using these videos. Review videos before sharing with your students to be sure the content is appropriate—there are some adult themes and a couple of instances of profanity.

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Tags: Bullying, Violence prevention, Teens
Mediation Analysis: Learning What Works in STI/Pregnancy Prevention Programs
November 4, 2014
Mediation Analysis: Learning What Works in STI/Pregnancy Prevention Programs

By ETR | November 4, 2014

In ETR's latest video, Senior Research Associate Jill Glassman, PhD, makes a complex and powerful statistical process understandable. Mediation analysis allows evaluators to determine which specific factors in an evidence-based intervention had the greatest impact on participants. Dr. Glassman also explains how important this work can be in helping us determine what approaches to STI/pregnancy prevention work best.

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Tags: Evidence-based interventions, ETR, STDs, Pregnancy prevention, Research
Cool Tools: Girls and Women in Tech
October 22, 2014
Cool Tools: Girls and Women in Tech

By ETR | October 22, 2014

Ready to support greater participation of girls and women in computing and technology? Looking for some great resources to help in the effort? NCWIT has what you seek!

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Tags: Technology, STEM, Girls, Women
Video Picks - October 2014
October 17, 2014
Video Picks - October 2014

By ETR | October 17, 2014

Why is this child holding his breath? What are men really saying when they catcall women? And what does compassion in action look like in a group of Canadian fourth graders? Check out some of our favorite videos of the past month.

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Tags: Second-hand smoke, Children
Video Picks - August 2014
August 20, 2014
Video Picks - August 2014

By ETR

Take a look at some of the videos we've watched and liked this month. Can video games make you smarter? How can you show unconditional love? And don't you want to know more about ETR's award-winning pamphlet "Birth Control Facts"?

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Tags: Birth control, HIV / AIDS
Cool Tools: Bring Neuroscience to the Classroom
August 13, 2014
Cool Tools: Bring Neuroscience to the Classroom

By ETR

Developmental neuroscience is a fast-moving field relevant to health behaviors, health education and learning. Find out about the Annenberg Learner online course for K-12 teachers, Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections.

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Tags: Neuroscience, K-12
Video Picks - June 2014
June 24, 2014
Video Picks - June 2014

By ETR

Does Physical Education help with academics? What's the world of vaping really like? And just how important is social media? Sit back, kick up your feet and take a look at a few of our favorites among the videos that have run across our monitors this month.

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Tags: Social media, Tobacco, E-cigarettes, Fitness
Cool Tools: CDC Tools to Address HIV Treatment and Prevention
June 19, 2014
Cool Tools: CDC Tools to Address HIV Treatment and Prevention

By ETR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated many of its resources, including several slide sets on epidemiology and the 2014 PrEP Guidelines on pre-exposure prophylaxis. One of our favorites is this page, which breaks HIV transmission risks into numerical calculations. Find out the best estimate for the risk of HIV transmission through needle sticks, vaginal intercourse, blood transfusions and more.

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Tags: CDC, HIV / AIDS
Video Picks - May 2014
May 19, 2014
Video Picks - May 2014

By ETR

It's video time! The power of short-form video reveals the dynamics of teen dating violence. Creativity can give you, and students, a more powerful and fulfilling life. White House Student Film Festival winners rock! 

Check out this month's collection of videos that have intrigued, delighted and challenged us.

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Tags: K-12, Violence prevention, Teens
Cool Tools: Good Resources to Address Cyberbullying
May 13, 2014
Cool Tools: Good Resources to Address Cyberbullying

By ETR

An article in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care offers a review of current literature on cyberbullying, including the particular features of this type of bullying, and how it affects victims. It describes the epidemiology (1 in 4 adolescents in the southern U.S. reported being a victim), identifies characteristics that increase risk for being a target, and explains what technologies are used most often. The article also offers an impressive list of resources for gathering more information and helping schools, communities, families and individuals.

 

Check it out here (may require free registration). >>

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Tags: Bullying
Video Picks - April 2014
April 22, 2014
Video Picks - April 2014

By ETR

We like the ways videos and media help us see the world differently and think in new ways. Take a look at our favorite videos of the month. Los Angeles County Metro buses give health a chance. Bolthouse Farms offers an interactive musical website that makes healthy food simply glorious. And a guy known as "Menstrual Man" empowers women in rural India to change their lives. Watch and have fun.

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Tags: Nutrition, Chronic disease, Women's health
Cool Tools: Data Tables for Your County About Contraceptive Needs
April 10, 2014
Cool Tools: Data Tables for Your County About Contraceptive Needs

By ETR

The Guttmacher Institute has a table-maker that offers data on contraceptive needs and services down to the county level. Find out the numbers for your county's publicly funded clinics, women in need of publicly funded services, clients served and more. State data shows up along with each county report you generate.

Check it out here.>> Scroll down for fact sheets, videos and research reports. 

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Tags: Birth control
Video Picks - March 2014
March 20, 2014
Video Picks - March 2014

By ETR | March 20, 2014

Take a look at some of our favorites among the videos and media that have crossed our desks this month. Bedsider offers some wonderful new videos that can help people get over their awkwardness and bring up the subject of contraception. Very funny. A video from amfAR provides a compelling rationale for needle exchange. And a powerful infographic gives us disturbing numbers about children's consumption of sugary treats. Watch!

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Tags: Birth control, Nutrition, Risk reduction, HIV / AIDS
Cool Tools: Sex Positive App
March 11, 2014
Cool Tools: Sex Positive App

By ETR | March 11, 2014

We love this free mobile app from the University of Oregon Health Center. Over 10,000 downloads so far! You get fun spinner wheels that let you put together just about every human sexual encounter imaginable. For every combination (“When my TOE touches a MOUTH”) you get info about STI risks, safer sex tips and suggestions for healthy communication (including some videos).

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Tags: Sexual and reproductive health, Technology
Video Picks - March 2014/School
March 7, 2014
Video Picks - March 2014/School

By ETR | March 7, 2014

Watch a couple of the videos that have gotten us thinking this month. Egg Studios offers us a handy, humorous take on the teen brain upgrade, including the exciting new features of the latest version. The Fine Brothers give us an insightful look at what teens really think about Smartphones.

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Tags: Technology, Neuroscience, Teens
Video Picks - January 2014
January 13, 2014
Video Picks - January 2014

By ETR | January 13, 2014

Here are our picks for this month's videos and media - content that makes us look, think and learn. Watch the broccoli vs. kale smackdown. Learn more about Americans' involvement with video culture. Check out the amazing infographics produced by Information is Beautiful.

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Tags: Nutrition

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