CATCH My Breath
CATCH My Breath is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based youth vaping prevention program developed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The program provides up-to-date information to teachers, parents, and health professionals to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the use of e-cigarettes, including JUUL devices. CATCH My Breath utilizes a peer-led teaching approach and meets National and State Health Education Standards. Click for more information
SAPHE youth are working with retail outlets to raise awareness about Flavored Alcoholic Beverages (FAB). In 2006, legislation was passed that increased from 6% to 15% the amount of alcohol that beverages marketed as "malted beverages" could contain. This has led to a new brand of drink, Flavored Alcoholic Beverages, that are sold alongside beer. These drinks are full of sugar and fruit flavorings and can contain up to 5 "drinks" per non-resealable can or bottle. These drinks are targeted to youth. Almost two-thirds (64%) of 8th grade drinkers report drinking FABs; whereas fewer than a quarter (<25%) of 30 year olds drink them. In the Sticker Shock Campaign, SAPHE youth raise awareness by labeling FABs with stickers that show alcohol is in the beverages and it is illegal to sell to youth under age 21.
Alcohol Purchase Surveys
"The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends enhanced enforcement of laws prohibiting sale of alcohol to minors, on the basis of sufficient evidence of effectiveness in limiting underage alcohol purchases." In other words, CCSAP mystery shops stores selling alcohol. It is a program that works.
Pride School Surveys
Every other year CCSAP surveys all 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in public and private schools to monitor risky behaviors and contributing factors among youth. Over the years, the Harold Bate Foundation and Carteret County Schools have contributed financially. We thank our partners and look forward to seeing the results of Academic Year 2019-2020.