HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Philadelphia is seeking to increase the percentage of schools in which the lead health
education teacher received professional development during the 2 years before the survey on
four key HIV prevention topics.
- Provide HIV, STD, and unintended pregnancy prevention workshop for 50 K-12 health
- Develop and distribute K-12 HIV prevention education units of instruction district-wide.
- Provide district-wide technical assistance as it relates to K-12 HIV, STD, and
unintended pregnancy prevention units of instruction.
Philadelphia 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
- Design and provide four professional development opportunities on HIV prevention,
classroom implications for YRBS and School Health Profiles data, and evidence-based
programs for HIV, STD, and unintended pregnancy prevention.
- Utilize the Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP) to conduct workshops on
conducting performance assessments in the classroom.
- Assess student achievement through the district-level HEAP administered in grades
8 and 12, and assess where additional resources and professional development is needed.
- Administer and analyze the Curriculum Implementation Survey of high school health
education teachers to assess the need for additional resources and technical assistance.
Philadelphia 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.
- Review, update, and submit for approval, district level policies related to Adolescent
Sexuality; Multi-Cultural, Multi-Racial Gender Education; and HIV Infection and AIDS.
- Provide professional develop updates on the revised policies to classroom teachers,
school counselors, nurses, and administrative staff.
- Post revised and approved policies on the district website.