Futures’ Work Featured in CDC’s Grand Rounds

Debbie Lee, Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of the Start Strong Initiative, presented last week to the Centers for Disease Control’s Public Health Grand Rounds – a monthly podcast highlighting promising practices in public health. As a lead partner to the CDC in preventing intimate partner violence, Futures was chosen to present our work on reaching teens to prevent relationship violence before it occurs. The Grand Rounds is broadcast to CDC offices across the United States and is one of the most respected forums on emerging public health issues in the country.

In her presentation, Lee discussed recent health care interventions that have been shown to improve the health and safety of women and teens seeking care in reproductive and adolescent health care settings, and the tools that Futures has developed to make these interventions as easy and accessible as possible for health care providers to implement.

She also highlighted lessons learned from the Start Strong Initiative on reaching middle school youth, including innovative strategies using popular culture to engage teens in discussions about healthy relationships.

See below for a recording of Lee’s presentation. For more information on Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships, visit http://www.startstrongteens.org/.

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