HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Baltimore 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.
- Provide technical assistance and professional development to two external partners
that work with youth on HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy.
- Conduct Becoming a Responsible Teen (B.A.R.T.) peer educator training to students.
- Provide professional development workshops on bullying policy specifically that address
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth.
- Provide “Working with Sexually Diverse Youth” workshops for school personnel to better
address minority youth at greatest risk for HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy.
Baltimore 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 opportunities related to HIV prevention education for
25 percent of Baltimore City public school teachers, nurses, and administrators on transmission,
prevention strategies, and ways to reach youth at greatest risk for HIV and STD infection.
- Administer quarterly follow-up surveys to workshop participants.
- Develop HIV 101 and Human Sexuality online tutorial for teachers, nurses, and administrators
on transmission, prevention strategies, and ways to reach youth at greatest risk for HIV and STD
Baltimore 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.
- Establish one policy or guidance document that addresses HIV prevention education in
Baltimore City public elementary, middle, and high schools.
- Implement HIV prevention education within a coordinated school health approach in 25
percent of Baltimore City elementary schools.