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Funded Local Agencies

The following local educational and health agencies are funded by CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health.

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore City Public Schools in Maryland receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online: Baltimore 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Maryland

Contact Information

Baltimore City Public Schools

Alexia McCain
Surveillance Contact

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Public Schools receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:  

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.  
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

Boston Public Schools is working toward these goals in the following ways: 

    • Helping school wellness councils support teachers and staff as they implement sexual health education. 
    • Training school staff on its youth sexual health referral guide and referral system, improving youth access to health services. 
    • Helping school wellness councils assess school environments and working with councils to develop gay-straight alliances. This work provides safe and supportive school environments for students and staff.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online: Boston 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Massachusetts

Contact Information

Boston Public Schools

Kenyia Elisa-McLaren
Program Coordinator

Broward County, Florida

School Board of Broward County receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data. 
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE). Implement multiple program activities to meet the HIV/STD prevention needs of young men who have sex with men (YMSM).

Broward County Public Schools is working toward these goals in the following ways: 

    • Training schools’ staff to provide a sexual health education curriculum for middle and high school students. In addition, Broward is providing training on a district sexual health policy adopted in 2015 to improve school staff effectiveness. 
    • Developing a system to link students to youth-friendly health care providers, increasing the number of students who access needed sexual health services. 
    • Working to ensure that the district’s black and Latino male gay and bisexual students are receiving quality sexual health education in a meaningful and appropriate manner. 
    • Supporting a variety of programs to ensure safe and supportive environments for its black and Latino male gay and bisexual students. These programs include school health events and district-wide campaigns. Broward also involves youth with sexual health services assessment; youth verify that providers listed in the resources guide are welcoming to black and Latino male gay and bisexual teens.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online:
Broward County 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Florida

Contact Information

Broward County Public Schools

Sebrina James
HIV/AIDS Prevention Specialist

Dr. Kevin O’Connor
YMSM Program Manager

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Public Schools receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

Chicago Public Schools is working toward these goals in the following ways:

  • Training sexual health education instructors to teach age-appropriate, medically accurate and unbiased curricula; also providing instructor training support and parent resources, tools and informational sessions.
  • Partnering with multiple organizations, school based health centers, and mobile providers to ensure its students have access to sexual health services. The district works with the health department to provide STD-related resources and is developing a youth-friendly list of health services providers.
  • Promotes a safe and supportive environment for all students through school-based Youth Wellness Teams and participating in the “OUT for Safe Schools” campaign to help school staff create a welcoming environment.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online: Chicago 2013 Results

Funded State Agency

Illinois

Contact Information

Chicago Public Schools

Alan Johnson
Program Specialist

Bianca Reid
Acting Program Manager

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Metropolitan School District receives funding for CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Assessing the quality of its sexual health education programs; results will improve sexual health curriculum and determine the skills that staff need to teach it effectively.
    • Developing materials that describe “teen friendly” health services in the community, making it easier for students to access needed health services. The materials specifically address LGBTQ students to try and increase their comfort in seeking out health services.
    • Working with local community organizations to provide information on creating safe spaces, to help staff create school environments where all staff and students feel respected and welcome. The district also helps parents to learn how to be supportive of all students, including addressing bullying.

Funded State Agencies

Ohio

Contact Information

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Sharon Stevens
Principal Investigator/Program Manager

DeKalb County, Georgia

DeKalb County Board of Health receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online: DeKalb County 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Georgia

Contact Information

DeKalb County Board of Health

Jessica Grippo
Surveillance Contact

Detroit, Michigan

The School Board of the City of Detroit receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online: Detroit 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Michigan

Contact Information

Detroit Public Schools

Dr. Arlene Richardson
Surveillance Contact

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education is working toward these goals in the following ways: 

    • Developing an on-demand webinar for school staff and community members on sexual health education to improve awareness of district programs and help garner support from the community.
    • Facilitating district-wide trainings on the referral system and the Healthy Youth Resource Guide to help link students to youth-friendly community health service providers.
    • Providing school staff with a DC-branded LGBTQ ally badge to identify trusted adults who have been trained and have access to local youth resources; helping students needing school-based support address their health, psychological and social needs.

 

The District of Columbia Public Schools receive funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

DC Public Schools is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Hosting parent sexual health education workshops throughout the district to increase parent support and engagement. 
    • Collaborating with the state education agency to develop, market and distribute the Healthy Youth Resource Guide for schools, community-based organizations and clinical providers. The guide will help students readily access services that decrease the likelihood of infection with HIV or other STDs.
    • Working with a national organization to disseminate the district’s new policy on Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Students to district administrators, school leaders, school liaisons and other support staff, which supports a safe and supportive school environment. The district also provides training on bullying prevention strategies.

Interactive Data

Youth Online:
District of Columbia 2015 Results

Duval County, Florida

Duval County Public Schools in Florida receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE). conduct the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). 

Duval County is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Training high school teachers on evidence-based curricula and monitoring the fidelity of high school curriculum instruction to ensure that students receive appropriate, quality sexual health education
    • Promoting and providing sexual health services referrals to youth-friendly community health care providers such as Full Service Schools-Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN). Acting as a conduit between the schools and health care providers, the referrals help students access needed health services.
    • Collaborating with community stakeholders on activities to provide welcoming learning environments for all students and staff, helping to decrease the likelihood of students engaging in behaviors that put them at risk for HIV or other STDs.

 

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online: Duval County 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Florida

Contact Information

Duval County Public Schools

Jamie Wells
Project Director

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Independent School District receives funding for CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

Fort Worth ISD is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Helping high school teachers more capably provide sexual health education to students through coaching, mentoring and monitoring instructional practices. 
    • Developing a clinical service provider resource guide that will be used by school counselors, nurses, and intervention specialists and students, providing a variety of health care resource information. 
    • Establishing and providing training about developing safe spaces and student-led clubs that provide welcoming environments for all students and staff.

Funded State Agency

Texas

Contact Information

Fort Worth Independent School District

Brooke Sharples
Project Director 

Houston, Texas

The Houston Independent School District receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

The Houston Independent School District is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Revising the sexual health education components of its curriculum and offering professional development on sexual health education implementation, instructional models, and media resources. 
    • Identifying youth-friendly community health service providers within the school communities with the help of the HIV Community Planning Group and a youth task force; marketing and distributing a school community resource guide; and collaborating with school-based health centers and the district’s Health and Medical Services Department to raise awareness. 
    • Working with several partners to promote school connectedness, parent engagement and provide student leadership trainings, including strengthening Gay Straight Alliances within its schools, as well as implementing anti-bullying and anti-sexual harassment policies, and addressing the overall needs of its LGBT youth.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online: Houston 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Texas

Contact Information

Houston Independent School District

Elaine Gomez
Program Manager

Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles Unified School District receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).
  • Implement multiple program activities to meet the HIV/STD prevention needs of young men who have sex with men (YMSM).

The Los Angeles Unified School District is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Providing sexual health education training to schools’ staff to increase the number of students throughout the district who receive quality sexual health education.
    • Implementing an updated student referral system to appropriate sexual health services both within and outside of the school district, helping to ensure the needs of LGBTQ youth are addressed.  
    • Working closely with internal partners to review bullying and harassment policies, helping determine how these policies promote school environments where all students feel safe and respected
    • Updating current sexual health education resources, including adding a toolkit with LGBTQ information for staff, and resources for black and Latino male gay and bisexual students.
    • Implementing activities that reflect new, teen-based technologies including a pilot tablet program and a Yelp-like rating to find appropriate sexual health services. Services include those that meet the needs of the district’s black and Latino male gay and bisexual students.
    • Collaborating with local community organizations to provide workshops for black and Latino male gay and bisexual teens.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online: Los Angeles 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

California

Contact Information

Los Angeles Unified School District
HIV/AIDS Unit

Tim Kordic
Principal Investigator/Program Manager

Miami-Dade County, Florida

The School Board of Miami-Dade receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is working toward these goals in the following ways: 

    • Developing an online curriculum training guide for key school district and community stakeholders. This training guide will ensure students receive quality sexual health education. 
    • Collaborating with community partners to update written guidance for implementing a sexual health services referral system within all Miami-Dade County High Schools. This referral system will enable students to access needed health services.
    • To increase the number of students who feel safe and supported in the school environment, the district is facilitating the linkage of high school students to school-based mentorship and service learning opportunities.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online: 
Miami-Dade County 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Florida

Contact Information

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Ashley Miller
Program Manager

New York City, New York

The New York City Board of Education receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

The New York City Department of Education is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Training staff teaching the district’s recommended high school sexual health education curriculum. The district is also developing sexual health-focused School Wellness Councils in selected schools.
    • Collaborating with the local department of health to ensure that each high school has a Condom Availability Program. Schools also refer students to teen-friendly health service providers.
    • Providing support to establish gay-straight alliances; training on bullying, sexual harassment and transgender district guidelines; and guidance to School Wellness Councils.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online:
New York City 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

New York

Contact Information

New York City Department of Education

Shammara Wright
Director of Health Projects

Erica Irvin
Surveillance Contact

Oakland, California

Oakland Unified School District receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

The Oakland Unified School District is working toward these goals in the following ways: 

    • Implementing the Healthy Oakland Teens program, which includes developing a middle and high school sexuality education curriculum that can be integrated into English/Language Arts and Science. The district will implement the curriculum yearly for 9th graders during a week dedicated to sexuality education instruction. 
    • Developing a referral card and smartphone app to help young people connect to community sexual health services. 
    • Supporting Gay-Straight Alliance clubs on all middle and high school campuses to create a safe and supportive environment. District-wide events are also planned for students to meet LGBT peers from around the city.

Funded State Agency

California

Contact Information

Oakland Unified School District

Ilsa Bertolini
Program Manager

Orange County, Florida

The Orange County Public School District receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.

 

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online:
Orange County 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Florida

Contact Information

Orange County Public Schools

Brenda Christopher-Muench
Surveillance Contact

Palm Beach County, Florida

The School District of Palm Beach County receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

Palm Beach County is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Training school staff on sexual health education curriculum, so students receive accurate and culturally sensitive information on HIV and STDs. 
    • Establishing linkages with youth friendly health services providers so that school nurses can link students to sexual health services, reducing student stigma and discomfort. 
    • Assessing school connectedness and parent engagement tools as part of district efforts to facilitate school environments in which students, staff and the community all feel safe, supported, and respected regardless of individual differences.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online:
Palm Beach County 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Florida

Contact Information

School District of Palm Beach County

William “Pete” Stewart
Principal Investigator/Program Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The School District of Philadelphia receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

The School District of Philadelphia is working toward these goals in the following ways: 

    • Working with schools to select sexual health education curriculum that can be effectively delivered to the district’s high school students, using experienced health educators to support staff. 
    • Revising its health services referral system, which will make it easier for district staff to provide guidance to students. 
    • Working with national and local partners to provide bullying and harassment prevention training and other support to district staff.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online:
Philadelphia 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

Pennsylvania

Contact Information

School District of Philadelphia

Judith Peters
Principal Investigator/Program Manager

San Diego, California

The San Diego Unified School District receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

San Diego USD is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Working with classroom teachers to improve sexual health education curriculum implementation for students in grades 6, 8, and 10.
    • Coordinating with several schools and community-based organizations to provide training to school staff (teachers, nurses, etc.) who will be connecting students to sexual health services and resources.  
    • Collaborating with schools’ Gay-Straight Alliances to increase understanding of policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. The district also works with staff on reporting bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. These activities contribute to efforts to provide an environment where all students and staff feel safe.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online:
San Diego 2015 Results

Funded State Agency

California

Contact Information

San Diego Unified School District

Rachel Miller
Project Director

San Francisco, California

San Francisco Unified School District receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).
  • Implement multiple program activities to meet the HIV/STD prevention needs of young men who have sex with men

The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward these goals in the following ways:

    • Working with local community organizations to design, review, and implement the district’s sexual health education curriculum.
    • Providing monthly gatherings for its schools’ wellness teams, local teen clinic staff, and other local community organization staff, coordinating work that increases students’ knowledge of and access to area sexual health services.
    • Sponsoring a day-long event (Gay-Straight Alliance Day) for its middle and high schools, with students teaching other youth how and where to access community sexual health services.
    • Training selected high school students to provide the broader student population with HIV/STD prevention and sexual health presentations focusing on black and Latino male gay and bisexual teens.
    • Working with community partners to review the district’s health services referral system
    • Developing male student health groups to enable dating, relationship, and sexual health discussions in a safe environment supported by district staff.

Data & Related Agencies

Interactive Data

Youth Online:
San Francisco 2015 Results

State Agency

California

Contact Information

San Francisco Unified School District

Rosalia Lopez
Project Director

Kevin Gogin
YMSM Advisor, Program Manager 
School Health Programs

Shelby County, Tennessee

Shelby County Board of Education receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

  • Collect and report Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles data.
  • Deliver exemplary sexual health education emphasizing HIV and other STD prevention (ESHE); increase adolescent access to key sexual health services (SHS); and establish safe and supportive environments for students and staff (SSE).

Shelby County Schools is working toward these goals in the following ways: 

    • Reviewing and revising its sexual health education curriculum using DASH’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool. The district is also providing curriculum training to school staff. 
    • Compiling a list of school-based health centers, community-based clinics, and Shelby County Health Department clinics that provide sexual health services to distribute to adolescents and developing a referral system. This will help schools and community health care providers improve student access to needed services. 
    • Working with alternative schools to link students to service learning and mentoring. The district is also working with school staff to address bullying, sexual harassment, and electronic aggression.

Funded State Agency

Tennessee

Contact Information

Shelby County Board of Education

Patricia Bafford
Program Manager

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