Science to Public Health: Promoting Well-Being
in the Population”
May 25 - 27, 2005
more information, contact:
Prabhu Ponkshe, Health Matrix, 703-918-4930
Joe Sutherland, 301-652-1558
leading prevention researchers to release new findings on prescription drug abuse
among college kids, ecstacy and hiv, teen drinking & driving, obesity and
adolescents, and other challenges.
than 275 researchers presented the latest findings of their work on prevention
science, answering questions such as:
How many children are on pain medication and are they taking the drugs or selling
- Is the drug Ecstasy moving from the gay club scene to raves and other dance
events frequented by teenage heterosexuals? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005ecstasy)
- Its prom season: Why don’t young people confide in adults if a friend
is doing something harmful? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005drink&drive)
- Sure obesity is a problem, but what do kids think about it?
- How do changes in the brain influence teenagers’ tendency to take risks?
- Does the church have a role in preventing suicide among African Americans? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005suicideandchurches)
- Is it at all possible to prevent drinking on college campuses? (www.preventionresearch.org/2005campusdrinking)