HIV/STD Prevention Among Adolescents

Teen couple holding handsExpanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention Materials to Reduce HIV and other STDs among Adolescents

In September 2016, the School-Based Health Alliance was awarded a two-year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health to increase education of key stakeholders on CDC-developed school-based approaches for creating healthier adolescents (10-19 years old) by reducing HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) infection.

The Alliance will partner with several national organizations on this initiative, including: Advocates for Youth, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Coalition of STD Directors.


Project Updates

CDC Partners Release October Newsletter (Fall 2017)

The Alliance, along with its partners Advocates for Youth, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Coalition of STD Directors, have released the October edition of the newsletter for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Expanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention initiative. In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, the October issue features the blog “School-Based Approaches to Bullying Prevention,” authored by Becca Mui, M.Ed. Education Manager at GLSEN and provides various resources for teachers, school staff, and health care providers to address the issue of bullying.

The October newsletter is available for download.


CDC Partners Release Inaugural Issue of Newsletter (Summer 2017)

The Alliance, along with its partners Advocates for Youth, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Coalition of STD Directors, have released the first newsletter of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Expanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention initiative.  The Back-to-School issue features the blog “Health Education—Essential for Well-Rounded Education,” authored by Donna Mazyck, MS, RN, executive director for the National Association of School Nurses, and an article about the Alliance’s ‘Be the Change’ Youth Program.

Read the inaugural issue.

The Summer 2017 issue also includes information about Youth Partnership in Sex Ed, Sexual Health Services, and Safe and Supportive Clinic Environments, a workshop by Alliance Staff Member Andrea Shore at the 2017 National School-Based Health Convention in Long Beach, CA. The newsletter is available for download.


Alliance Announces Grant Recipients for its CDC-funded Project (Summer 2017)

The School-Based Health Alliance is excited to share that it has selected Albany Area Primary Health Care Inc., in Albany, GA, and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA, as recipients of the Expanding Local School-Based Health Center Partnerships to Reduce HIV/STDs among Adolescents in the Southeastern United States project. Clifton Bush will lead efforts in Albany and Sue Catchings will lead the Baton Rouge project. Congratulations to both!


CDC Welcomes New Partners (Spring 2017)

The Alliance, along with its partners Advocates for Youth, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Coalition of STD Directors, are thrilled to welcome Gender Spectrum, GLSEN, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, the National Association of School Nurses, the School Superintendents Association, and SHAPE America as additional members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) partnership on “Expanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention Materials to Reduce HIV and other STDs among Adolescents through National Non-Governmental Organizations.”


New Funding Opportunity from the Alliance: Expanding Local School-Based Health Center Partnerships to Reduce HIV/STDs Among Adolescents in the Southeastern U.S. – Apply Now!(Spring 2017)

The School-Based Health Alliance is excited to announce a new, competitive funding opportunity for our field. Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health, the Alliance seeks to award two $13,000, one-year grants.

Read more about the grants.

The goal of the grants is to strengthen community-level partnerships among school-based health centers, local education and health agencies, and community-based organizations to reduce HIV/STDs among adolescents through school-based strategies. Alliance members from the following states are invited to apply: KY, WV, VA, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, AR, LA, FL, and TX. Applications are due Friday, June 16, 2017.


This webpage is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under cooperative agreement number: 1NU87PS004283-01-00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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