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Dr. Powell Named Center Associate Director

Dr. Terri W. Powell has been appointed the Associate Director of the Center of Adolescent Health (CAH), where she will lead the center’s Training Core and oversee diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Powell shares Associate Director duties with Dr. Beth Marshall, who leads the center’s Research Core.

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In the News

Teens are talking about mental health: NIH Medline Plus

The prevalence of mental health issues is hard to measure, but federal data show how widespread the challenges are. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said we need to address threats to mental health in young people—especially adolescents.

Featuring Dr. Tamar Mendelson 

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On Demand

Mindfulness program helping kids manage stress: NBC News

Andy Gonzalez and brothers Ali and Atman Smith started the Holistic Life Foundation in Baltimore, where they offer free yoga classes and hope to kids after school. NBC News’ Rehema Ellis shares more on how the organization has grown and helped many.

New & Noteworthy

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CAH, Hip Hop Public Health Expand Vaccine Outreach with CDC Grant

Thanks to a COVID-19 Supplemental Grant form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Center for Adolescent Health and HeartSmiles are teaming up with Hip Hop Public Health to make sure Black families in Baltimore get vaccinated.

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CAH Director, YAB Member Join City's Trauma Informed Care Task Force

As part of the Elijah Cummings Healing City Act, CAH Director Dr. Tamar Mendelson, former director Dr. Phillip Leaf, Youth Advisory Board Members Zion Pittman and Young Elder, and Community Advisory Board member Mónica Guerrero Vázquez- who is the executive director of Centro SOL - have been sworn in as members of Baltimore City's Trauma Informed Care Task Force.

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Trina Brooks Joins State's Citizen Review Board for Children

The JHSPH Center for Adolescent Health's Director of Community Engagement Trina Brooks, MPH, has been appointed to the State of Maryland's Citizens Review Board for Children (CRBC) to represent Baltimore City Northwest.