HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Mississippi 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.
- Partner with at least one community-based organization to develop trainings
for parents in high-priority school districts on evidence-based HIV, STD, and teen
pregnancy prevention programs and activities.
- Conduct a minimum of two trainings for parents on evidence-based HIV, STD, and
teen pregnancy prevention programs and activities.
- Create a pamphlet to connect parents with HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention
resources in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Health and community-based
- Invite student representatives to join the HIV Materials Review Panel to assist in
reviewing HIV-related materials for students and families.
Mississippi 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
- Provide three professional development opportunities for health education
teachers in areas with greater health disparities to increase teachers’ comfort
level with issues related to HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention.
- Develop at least three online standards-based Health Education Assessment
Project trainings (HEAP) for educators on providing quality HIV prevention education
through skills-based instruction.
- Provide a HEAP of Books training for teachers.
Mississippi 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 and deliver communicable diseases and related policy development training.
- Provide 10 mini-grants to secondary schools to develop comprehensive communicable
- Provide technical assistance to secondary schools on the development of
communicable disease policies.