HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Los Angeles 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
- Providing curricula or supplementary materials in the primary languages of the
youth and families.
- 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.
- Review HIV prevention education curricula that are research-based for use in
general education classroom settings and for special population classrooms.
- Facilitate monthly HIV Program Review Panel meetings to assess supplemental content
for use in health courses that are medically accurate, bias-free, and culturally appropriate.
- Host the AIDS Update Conference for 100 health teachers, advisors, and other Los
Angeles Unified School District staff to cover HIV, STD, and related topics for African
Americans, Latinos, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth.
Los Angeles 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.
- Train secondary-level special education teachers in the evidence-based Positive
Prevention HIV/STD curriculum.
- Conduct a review and approval process for sexual health programs developed by outside
agencies to be taught in district health courses.
Los Angeles 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
- Administer the School Health Profiles Survey to schools to determine the content
that needs to be addressed through professional development opportunities for principals
- Conduct an annual strategic planning meeting to explore strategies used in the
field to address HIV prevention education for high-risk youth.
- Provide information on online professional development tools, content, and skill
- Develop a health assessment tool for secondary health courses.