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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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December 13, 2019
  • Across US states, schools were more likely to teach students about suicide and violence prevention in 2018 than in 2008, according to CDC’s 2018 School Health Profiles.
  • However, HIV prevention topics are losing ground in school health education: since 2008, the percentage of schools that taught HIV prevention topics fell from 93% to 87% across US states.
  • States and communities can work with schools to implement and improve school-based health education programs that promote connectedness, support academic performance, and protect the health of youth.

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Page last reviewed: December 13, 2019