Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) is seeking applications for the Secretary-Treasurer position. The Secretary Treasurer shall be appointed by the SAHM President as a non-voting member of the SAHM Executive Committee and the SAHM Board of Directors. The incumbent will serve for a two-year term, but not more than three consecutive terms. Each term is subject to reappointment by the SAHM President.
On August 15, 2023, the Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH) published an original research article online titled, “Adolescent Providers’ Experiences of Harassment related to Delivering Gender-Affirming Care.” The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) embraces our professional responsibility to ensure that all adolescents and young adults, including transgender and nonbinary youth, have access to health, equity, and well-being.
SAHM Releases Position Paper on Improving Outcomes for Adolescents and Young Adults Living with HIV
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) encourages concrete steps to improve outcomes for adolescents and young adults living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In a position paper, published on July 7, 2023, in the Journal of Adolescent Health, SAHM emphasizes that, to understand the disparities that adolescents and young adults living with HIV face, it is important to focus on the multiple steps along the HIV continuum of care.
“People First: Stop Stigma and Discrimination, Strengthen Prevention”
The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed annually on June 26. The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) supports this day by acknowledging the complex and multi-faceted challenges of global substance use and illicit trafficking. This day raises awareness of opportunities to strengthen efforts to create a world free of the negative consequences of substance use and illicit trafficking . In strong support of the 2023 United Nations theme, “People First: Stop Stigma and Discrimination, Strengthen Prevention,”
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) supports World No Tobacco Day, which occurs annually on May 31st. Tobacco use continues to be a major global public health issue; most tobacco use initiation occurs during adolescence and young adulthood. In support of the 2023 theme, “Grow Food, Not Tobacco,”1 SAHM encourages everyone around the globe who works to protect the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) to commit individual and collective efforts to: 1.) reduce tobacco production because of the negative environmental and human impacts, and 2.) prevent and reduce tobacco use among all adolescents and young adults.
Declaración de la SAHM sobre los Adolescentes y Jóvenes Adultos Refugiados y Migrantes: Recepciones Compasivas que Optimizan la Integración Positiva
Más de 40 millones de adolescentes y jóvenes adultos son refugiados y/o migrantes internacionales . La Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) asume nuestra responsabilidad profesional de asegurar que todos los adolescentes y jóvenes adultos, incluyendo los jóvenes refugiados y migrantes, tengan acceso a relaciones familiares estables, vivienda, educación, salud, bienestar y un futuro positivo.