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CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) and Division of Population Health (DPH), School Health Branch (SHB) highlights videos produced by the federal government to promote sexual health and HIV/STD prevention among young people and improve school health.

School Health Videos

Children and Adolescents: The Physical Activity Guidelines in Action



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Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,
Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
Running Time: (7:46)
Release Date: 5/24/2010

Description: This video provides "real life" examples of the HHS 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It provides a brief overview of the scientific guidelines; shows youth of various ages engaging in a range of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activities, muscle-strengthening activities and bone-strengthening activities; and emphasizes the importance of school, community and family involvement in youth physical activity.

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Asthma


Image of the Creating an Asthma-Friendly School

This 13-minute video shows what an asthma-friendly school is and how to make schools asthma-friendly. View Creating an Asthma-Friendly School at CDC's podcast site.

View Creating an Asthma-Friendly School at CDC's podcast site.

Sexual Health Videos

CDC Activities



CDC's Program for LGBT Youth

Dr. Howell Wechsler discusses how CDC supports HIV/STD prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.


Youth Behaviors and HIV Risk

Dr. Laura Kann explains which youth behaviors related to HIV risk are measured by the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. In addition to questions about sexual behaviors, the survey also covers topics like bullying, sexual violence, and alcohol and drug use.

 


CDC: Dena's Story

Dena discusses her HIV diagnosis in 1991 during college and living with HIV as a mom, with her daughter Candace urging young people to talk with parents if they need help.


CDC: Jamar's Story

Singer Jamar Rogers discusses living with and fighting the stigma around HIV, and having the strong support of his mom, Danielle.

 


CDC: Kelly's Story

Kelly shares her story about being diagnosed with and living with HIV, including her focus on having a positive mental attitude and the support of her best friend, Sy.

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HIV/AIDS 101

This video uses new technologies and cutting edge graphics to convey the most important messages that everyone needs to know about HIV and prevention.

 

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Facts About HIV/AIDS and other STDs



Let's Talk About Sexual Health

This video features CDC Epidemiologist, Elizabeth Torrone, PhD MSPH, discussing the importance of a healthy dialogue concerning sexual health between youth and their health providers.


What are STDs?

This video, featuring CDC's Dr. John Douglas, Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, attempts to raise awareness about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

 


An Overview of STDs

CDC's Dr. John Douglas, of the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, describes the various types of STDs including how they can be transmitted from person-to-person.


What The Public Knows about STDs

These interviews were conducted on-the-spot with people in the general public on what they know about STDs.

 


What We Can Do about STDs

This video discusses the variety of methods that the transmission of STDs can be prevented, featuring CDC's Dr. John Douglas, Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention.

 

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Young People Living with HIV



Self-Reflection and Risk Behaviors

An online video chat at the University of California-San Francisco featuring Greg Rebchook from the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies discussing why HIV prevention program staff must teach young men to be self-reflective about their own HIV risk behaviors.


Protect Yourself and the Community

An online video chat at the University of California-San Francisco featuring Dr. Susan Kegeles of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies discussing how agency staff serving young gay/bisexual men of color need to convey messages that urge HIV prevention program participants to protect people that they care about including the community; to not just be concerned for one's own well being.

 


Support for MSM

An online video chat at the University of California-San Francisco with Dr. Susan Kegeles of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies discussing the benefits of creating an MSM (men who have sex with men) "family"; a system of community support with young gay and bisexual men caring about each other, whether they are living with HIV or not, and helping each other reduce their sexual risk behaviors.

 

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Break the Silence: Stop the Violence

It may shock you to know that one out of every eleven teens reports being hit or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past twelve months. But why is that, and how can we change it? In "Break The Silence: Stop the Violence," parents talk with teens about developing healthy, respectful relationships before they start dating.


President Obama: It Gets Better

President Obama takes the It Gets Better pledge. The It Gets Better Project™ has inspired more than 50,000 user-created videos viewed more than 50 million times. To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities. ItGetsBetter.org is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future.


 

 
 
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