School-Based Adolescent HIV/STD Prevention Newsletter: Volume 1, Issue 8

Aug 13, 2018 | Kim Rodgers

This newsletter was developed as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health’s (DASH) initiative, Expanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention Materials to Reduce HIV and other STDs among Adolescents through National Non-Governmental Organizations (PS16-1603). The initiative was created to increase education of key stakeholders on CDC-developed approaches to school-based programs for creating healthier adolescents (10-19 years old) by reducing HIV and STD infection. This final issue focuses on sexual health education

RESOURCES

When armed with accurate information and skills, teens can eliminate or minimize factors that threaten their success in school. In particular, health education provides adolescents with the information and skills they need to avoid many health risks, such as unintended pregnancy as well as most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV. The resources below can be used to support the implementation of school-based sexual health education.

SUCCESS STORIES

New Mexico Schools: The Impact of Required Health Education
This success story is an example of how mandatory health education has contributed to increased training in healthy sexual behaviors and decreased risk for STDs and other social, emotional, and physical risks.

Oakland Unified School District’s Healthy Teen Program
This success story illustrates the accomplishment of the Oakland Unified School District when they implemented a successful campaign to ensure all 6th, 7th, and 9th graders in their district to receive evidence-informed sexual health education.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, & WEBINARS

Webinar: Success Stories: Public Health and Education Partnerships for School-Based HIV and STD Prevention Programs (September 20, 2018 from 2-3 PM EST)

Presenters: Samantha Ritter (NACCHO), Theresa Skipper (Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County), D’Yuanna Allen-Robb (Metro Public Health Department of Nashville/Davidson County)

  • Two local health departments have been engaged in a year-long action planning process to partner with school districts and other key community stakeholders to ideate and implement school-based HIV and STD prevention programs. The presenters will describe the community-driven, participatory process of determining adolescent sexual health priorities; engaging stakeholders; implementation successes; how they involved youth; and how they overcame challenges in supporting adolescent health equity. Click here to register.

Conference: SHAPE PETE & HETE Conference 2018 (October 17-20, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT)

  • The PETE & HETE Conference is the premier professional development and networking event for university PETE & HETE faculty and leaders, graduate students, university administrators, and researchers in various fields of study relating to kinesiology and health education. Join us in Salt Lake City for the opportunity to connect with the educators who are creating teaching strategies and effectively implementing successful PETE/HETE programs across the nation! Click here to learn more.

Conference: NCSD STD Engage: Communities in Unity- Meeting the Challenges Together (November 13-16, 2018 in Orlando, FL)

  • November 13-16, Orlando, FL – STD Engage, NCSD’s Annual Meeting, is the only national meeting that brings together state and local STD prevention and sexual health professionals, and their community-based partners and allies. Click here to learn more.

Conference: SHAPE America National Convention and Expo 2019 (April 9-13, 2019 in Tampa, FL)

  • Click here to learn more.

637020799465370000

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers is the Communications Manager at NACCHO.

More posts by Kim Rodgers

0 Comments

Related Posts

Virginia MRC Election Day
  • COVID-19
  • Medical Reserve Corps

Combating COVID-19 on Election Day

When Virginians headed to the polls on June 23 they were met by 662 Infection...

Jul 16, 2020 | Beth Hess

Combating COVID-19 on Election Day

Wildfire
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Climate Change
  • Hazards & Health Effects

Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

The American Lung Association has developed a new fact sheet in Spanish to...

Jul 15, 2020

Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

NACCHO color pms321
  • COVID-19

Statement: Newly Announced Order for Hospitals to...

Statement of Organizational Leaders: Newly Announced Order for Hospitals to...

Jul 15, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

Statement: Newly Announced Order for Hospitals to...

NACCHO color pms321
  • Press Release

Statement: Compromising Data Collection Will Further...

Statement from the National Association of County and City Health Officials,...

Jul 15, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

Statement: Compromising Data Collection Will Further...

Webinar
  • COVID-19
  • Webinar
  • Emergency Response

Hurricane and Flooding Key Messages Virtual Workshop

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of State and...

Jul 14, 2020 | Beth Hess

Hurricane and Flooding Key Messages Virtual Workshop

Toddlers outside i Stock 485737780
  • Tools & Resources
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Parks

Greener Parks for Health

National Recreation and Park Association releases new Greener Parks for Health...

Jul 13, 2020

Greener Parks for Health

CDC QCS Graphic
  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Informational Webinar: STD Quality Clinical Services...

Informational webinar for the STD QCS Planning Toolkit to Support Use of CDC’s...

Jul 13, 2020 | Rebekah Horowitz

Informational Webinar: STD Quality Clinical Services...

IMAAC
  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response

HAZMAT and CBRNE Resource: the Interagency Modeling and...

The Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) provides a...

Jul 13, 2020 | Beth Hess

HAZMAT and CBRNE Resource: the Interagency Modeling and...

2000px US CDC logo
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response

COVID-19 Disaster Shelter Interim Guidance

The CDC has released interim guidance to reduce the risk of introducing and...

Jul 13, 2020 | Beth Hess

COVID-19 Disaster Shelter Interim Guidance

Back to Top