Resource: Adolescent Health: What Works In Schools

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

This evidence-based approach to school-based HIV and STD prevention includes quality sexual health education, connecting students to sexual health services, and establishing safe and supportive school environments. These strategies benefit all students and can be tailored to address health outcomes other than sexual risk behaviors, including high-risk substance use, violence victimization, and mental health. Taking this approach improves protective factors and health outcomes for students that can last a lifetime. Learn more.