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What do teens & young adults need to get through the COVID-19 pandemic?

What do teens & young adults need to get through the COVID-19 pandemic?

Last spring, the pandemic sent them home from high school or college, derailed their sports and activities, and sent them into “essential” workplaces that carried a new health risk. The summer has come and gone, and now they’re facing months more of living, learning, working and trying to have a social life in the time of COVID-19. But what do people in their teens and early 20s need to get through these times? New data from a MyVoice study based at the University of Michigan give some important insights.

COVID Contract Tracing and Youth: MyVoice on NPR

COVID Contract Tracing and Youth: MyVoice on NPR

As COVID cases rise among teens and young adults, a national public health response must quickly adapt. Speaking to NPR, Tammy Chang shared findings from the MyVoice national poll of youth. According to NPR, from June to August 2020, several counties in Michigan...

New Research: Many youth say active shooter drills are harmful

New Research: Many youth say active shooter drills are harmful

While 56% stated that drills made students more prepared for an active shooter event, there was a lack of consensus over whether they make schools safer—60% reported feeling unsafe, scared, helpless or sad as a result of experiencing active shooter drills.

Experience the 2020 MyVoice Annual Report

Experience the 2020 MyVoice Annual Report

2020 has been a lot. Current events have rearranged our lives, reworked our priorities, and reenergized our visions for a better future for youth in America. We wanted to share our 2020 Annual report, which covers much of the work that we've been doing behind the...

MyVoice explains Why Youth Juul in a new JAMA Pediatrics paper

MyVoice explains Why Youth Juul in a new JAMA Pediatrics paper

Why young people to Juul, despite the health risks? “It’s not just about the flavors, it’s about understanding the motivations for using these products, and their attitudes toward risk.” “Youth are more savvy than we think they are, and they’re using it because it’s about being cool and about the experimentation that happens naturally in adolescence. Reducing teen and young adult use of these products, especially under current policies, will require an evidence-based approach.”

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