Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
As part of its mission to develop programs to improve the health of all Texans, the Texas Department of State Health Services conducts a regular needs assessment that outlines public health priorities across the state. Assessment findings are used to obtain federal Title V block funds from the Maternal Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration. The funds help support programs such as the Texas Youth Action Network (TYAN), which seeks to improve health outcomes for adolescents, ages 10 to 24. Click for more information on adolescent health.
Texas A&M Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI)
Established by the Texas State Legislature in 1983 at Texas A&M University, the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) serves as a leading interdisciplinary government and social policy research organization. Since inception, PPRI has secured external research contracts totaling $136 million for providing scientific research and evaluative services to more than 90 public and private sponsors engaged in formulating public policy.
Social problems related to the areas of government, education, public health, substance abuse, workforce and employment, aging, and child and family well-being provide the substantive focus of PPRI’s work. Through the application of sophisticated research methods, PPRI successfully designs scientific projects that predict and evaluate the effectiveness of local, state, regional, national, and international programs and initiatives.
Texas A&M Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (RPTS)
RPTS enhances individual and social well-being and environmental and economic sustainability by generating and disseminating knowledge about the management and development of recreation, park, community, and tourism resources. In the RPTS youth development program, interdisciplinary research and learning opportunities related to youth development and programs help young people to become fully functioning adults. Research conducted in this area includes evaluation of youth recreation programs, adolescent development and health, and issues related to race and ethnicity. Learn more about RPTS.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. AgriLife Extension offers a diverse array of educational programs, activities, and resources for Texas – supporting our mission to help Texans better their lives. Texas 4-H, our primary youth program, engages some 600,000 youth every year in learning projects, leadership development, and community service. Visit Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to learn more.
Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health
The Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health is pleased to provide an introductory training series on Positive Youth Development in partnership with the Department of State Health Services. This training series is a component of the Youth Lead for Health Project tasked with supporting and increasing youth voice to promote better health outcomes across the state of Texas.
The series includes practical strategies for agencies and organizations to improve their skills and knowledge base around effectively working with youth and will keep almost any professional engaged. The training design provides flexibility among experience and content offerings of agencies, so it is truly adaptable to agency needs. The series is structured to tailor the different workforce needs of agencies by providing an in-depth option along with an option to break up the content into two separate trainings. For more information regarding trainings, please contact Brytani.email@example.com