Louisiana is seeking to increase the percentage of schools that
deliver HIV, STD, or pregnancy prevention programs (including after school or supplemental
programs) that meet the needs of ethnic/racial minority youth at high risk (e.g., black,
Hispanic, or American Indian youth) by doing all of the following:
- Providing curricula or supplementary materials that include pictures, information,
and learning experiences that reflect the life experiences of these youth in their communities.
- Providing curricula or supplementary materials in the primary languages of the youth
- Facilitating access to direct health services or arrangements with providers not on
school property who have experience in serving these youth in the community.
- Facilitating access to direct social services and psychological services or arrangements
with providers not on school property who have experience in serving these youth in the community.
- Requiring professional development for school staff on HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention
issues and resources for these youth.
- Work with state and local health and education agencies to review epidemiological
and health risk data to identify the top five highest priority parishes with
African-American and other minority youth who are at greatest risk for HIV infection,
STDs, and other health disparities.
- Award mini-grants to at least five parishes to build capacity and implement programs
that address health disparities.
- Develop a culturally appropriate and community-sensitive training and implementation plan.
- Provide intensive professional development and technical assistance to five parishes
on policy development, curricula, and program development and implementation.
- Recruit and train a group of peer educators within five parishes.
Louisiana is seeking to increase the percentage of schools that provide parents and
families health information to increase parent and family knowledge of HIV prevention, STD
prevention, and teen pregnancy prevention.
- Provide training and technical assistance to five targeted parishes on the
development and implementation of school health advisory councils.
- Collaborate with other programs (such as Tobacco Control) that have an interest in
- Work with the school health advisory councils to develop a plan to specifically
address HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention.
Louisiana 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
- 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 ongoing professional development for a cadre of trainers.
- Work with a cadre of trainers to provide professional development for teachers.