Kristine Mesler

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The New York State Department of Health launched an innovative initiative, Assets Coming Together (ACT) for Youth, implemented in 2000, as a public health strategy to promote youth development (YD) as a means to improve health outcomes for youth. ACT for Youth shifted the focus from problems and problem reduction to assets and strength-based means of(More)
Objective The objective is to estimate community needs with respect to risky adolescent sexual behavior in a way that is risk-adjusted for multiple community factors. Methods Generalized linear mixed modeling was applied for estimating teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) incidence by postal ZIP code in New York State, in a way that adjusts(More)
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