HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Kansas is seeking to increase the percentage of schools in which
the lead health education teacher received professional development during the past 2 years
on all of the following:
- Describing how widespread HIV and other STD infections are and the
consequences of these infections.
- Understanding the modes of transmission and effective prevention
strategies for HIV and other STDs.
- Identifying populations of youth who are at high risk of being
infected with HIV and other STDs.
- Implementing health education strategies using prevention messages
that are likely to be effective in reaching youth.
- Provide professional development events in the 10 statewide Kansas State Board
of Education regions in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
- Design and disseminate an HIV/STD resource compact disc for health education
teachers in collaboration with Kansas State University’s Education Program.
- Deliver HIV prevention education through long distance education program to
teachers and pre-service students throughout Kansas.
- Collaborate with Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Colorado in
the development and delivery of an annual HIV, STD, and human sexuality conference
in Kansas City, Missouri.
Kansas is seeking to increase the percentage of schools in which the
lead health education teacher received professional development on at least
six of the following during the past 2 years:
- Teaching HIV prevention to students with physical, medical, or
- Teaching HIV prevention to students of various cultural backgrounds.
- Using interactive teaching methods for HIV prevention education,
such as role plays or cooperative group activities.
- Teaching essential skills for health behavior change related to HIV
prevention and guiding student practice of these skills.
- Teaching about health-promoting social norms and beliefs related to
- Strategies for involving parents, families, and others in student
learning of HIV prevention education.
- Assessing students’ performance in HIV prevention education.
- Implementing standards-based HIV prevention education curricula and student
- Using technology to improve HIV prevention education instruction.
- Teaching HIV prevention to students with limited English
- Addressing community concerns and challenges related to HIV prevention
- Deliver up-to-date HIV and STD information to health education teachers
through a listserv.
- Make connections with 975 health education teachers and six regional HIV centers
through a listserv.
- Enroll 150 health education teachers, school nurses, and youth workers in an
online HIV course from ANSWER, Inc., through Rutgers University.
Kansas is seeking to increase the percentage of schools that
have a policy or policies that address all of the following issues:
- Attendance of students with HIV infection.
- Procedures to protect HIV-infected students and staff from discrimination.
- Maintaining confidentiality of HIV-infected students and staff.
- Develop an HIV policy assessment survey for 293 Kansas school districts to
determine if they have a written HIV policy.
- Assist 30 school districts in the development and implementation of a HIV policy.
- Plan and conduct professional development and follow-up support to local school
districts on HIV policy development and implementation.