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Funded Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Cooperative Agreements to Improve the Health and Educational Outcomes of Young People

CDC supports 6 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under PSl8-1807 to provide intensive technical assistance and capacity-building support to local and state education agencies to improve health and educational outcomes among children and adolescents.

Promoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention is intended to improve the health and well-being of our nation’s youth by working with education and health agencies, and other organizations to reduce HIV, STD, teen pregnancy, and related risk behaviors among middle and high school students. Organizations funded under Component 3, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, are expected to provide intensive technical assistance and capacity-building support for education agencies on one of four approaches:
(1) strengthening the effectiveness of instructional materials and their delivery;
(2) strengthening the effectiveness of health services initiatives that reduce HIV infection and other STDs;
(3) strengthening the effectiveness of initiatives to create and maintain safe and supportive environments in schools; and
(4) addressing policy and practice in state education agencies.

The following NGOs received funding through CDC-RFA-PSl8-1807:

Advocates for Youth (AFY)

Advocates for Youth receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

Provide training, follow-up support, and technical assistance to local education agency partners to build their ability to (1) strengthen the effectiveness of instructional materials (guided by a scope and sequence that reflects essential knowledge and skills for reducing sexual risk behaviors within the context of a high-quality health education program), and (2) strengthen instructional delivery in classrooms.

Provide training, follow-up support, and technical assistance to local education agency partners to build their ability to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual health services required activities.

Contact Information

Jennifer Augustine
Principal Investigator

Brittany McBride
Program Manager (3A)

Mary Beth Szydlowski
Program Manager (3B)

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American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

Provide training, follow-up support, and technical assistance to local education agency partners to build their ability to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual health services required activities.

Contact Information

Stephanie Domain
Principal Investigator

Gretchen Niemann
Program Manager

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American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

Provide leadership and technical support to LEA partners to strengthen their work to establish and maintain safe and supportive school environments in schools, especially for youth at highest risk of HIV infection and other STD.

Contact Information

Clinton Anderson
Principal Investigator

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

Provide leadership and technical support to local education agency partners to strengthen their work to establish and maintain safe and supportive school environments in schools, especially for youth at highest risk of HIV infection and other STD.

Contact Information

Mia Humphreys
Principal Investigator

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Child Trends Incorporated

Child Trends Incorporated receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

Increase the capacity of multi-sector, state-level leadership teams to assess and coordinate model policy development and implementation at the state and local levels.

Contact Information

Brandon Stratford
Principal Investigator

Dominique Parris
Program Manager

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National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)

National Coalition of STD Directors receives funding from CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health to:

Increase the capacity of multi-sector, state-level leadership teams to assess and coordinate model policy development and implementation at the state and local levels.

Contact Information

Amanda Dennison
Principal Investigator

Sara Stahlberg
Program Manager

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