HIV/STD Prevention, Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Sexual Health Education
Our aim is to reduce instances of HIV/STD and pregnancy among our youth by providing the following:
- Technical assistance to districts regarding the provision of exemplary sexual health education in Florida schools and effective policies related to sexual health education and HIV/STD prevention.
- Development and promotion of partnerships between state and local departments of health, school districts, and community-based organizations.
- Florida's Sexual Health Education Community Outreach Tool Kit provides information, ideas, and strategies that will assist school district staff and community members with reducing the number of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among youth and improve the health and academic success of students.
- Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (While Florida law requires abstinence be taught as one component of health education courses, it does not preclude abstinence-plus or comprehensive sexual health curricula from being implemented.)
- Definitions of Abstinence-Based, Abstinence-Only, Abstinence-Only Until Marriage, and Comprehensive Human Sexuality Programs (PDF)
- Florida's Sexual Health Education Community Outreach Tool Kit
- CDC Funded Districts in Florida
- OAH: National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents
- CDC Reproductive Health: Teen Pregnancy (PDF)
- 2017 Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey Behavioral Health Infographic (PDF)
- CDC Report: Profiles 2016 School Health Profiles Characteristics of Health Programs Among Secondary Schools
- HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Links
Family Life and Disease Prevention Coordinator
Office of Healthy Schools
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 444
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400