HIV, STD, and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Tennessee is seeking to increase the percentage of schools
that address all of the following in a required course taught during grades 6, 7, or 8:
- The differences between HIV and AIDS.
- How HIV and other STDs are transmitted.
- How HIV and other STDs are diagnosed and treated.
- Health consequences of HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- The benefits of being sexually abstinent.
- How to prevent HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- How to access valid and reliable health information, products, and services
related to HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- The influences of media, family, and social and cultural norms on sexual behavior.
- Communication and negotiation skills related to eliminating or reducing risk for
HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- Goal setting and decision making skills related to eliminating or reducing risk
for HIV, other STDs, and pregnancy.
- Compassion for persons living with HIV or AIDS.
- Deliver healthy relationships, HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy reduction trainings
to teachers throughout Tennessee on the Michigan Model curriculum.
- Conduct trainings to Lifetime Wellness teachers on HIV, STD, and blood-borne
pathogens to ensure they have the most accurate and relevant information when teaching
- Partner with three community-based organizations to provide resources and training on
HIV prevention to homeless and runaway youth within three school districts.
Tennessee 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.
- Develop a cadre of up to 10 trainers to provide professional development to
all lead health education teachers.
- Provide HIV prevention training to 40 special education teachers and other school
personnel that serve students with special needs.
- Provide an HIV awareness event to 20 high schools throughout Tennessee focusing on
prevention information for the lead health education teacher and other school staff.
Tennessee 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
- Identify 25 teachers as HIV education leads for targeted technical assistance and
follow-up support for HIV prevention education.
- Conduct various trainings related to HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention to
lead heath education teachers in urban areas of Tennessee that have a culturally diverse
- Provide trainings to lead health education instructors on skill development for the
specific purpose of creating behavior changes to protect against HIV and STD.