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Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive School Health Programs to Prevent the Spread of HIV and Other Important Health Problems

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Competitive cooperative agreements to help schools and other agencies that serve youth to implement coordinated school health programs to prevent HIV infection and other important health problems were established with 48 State education agencies; to the education agencies of the District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the Virgin Islands; and to the local education agencies for 18 cities with high numbers of reported cases of AIDS. Through these projects, teachers and other school staff, university staff, and staff of agencies that serve special populations receive training to implement effective health education, including HIV prevention. HIV education materials are produced and disseminated, policies are developed and implemented, and youth are receiving HIV prevention education as a part of community prevention efforts and coordinated school health programs. State and local education agencies competed for funding in fiscal year 2003, with a program period of five years. Seventy three awards were made to states and cities. National organizations competed for funding in fiscal year 2004. It is estimated that approximately 40 grants will be awarded in fiscal year 2004.