Partnership for School-Based HIV, STD and Pregnancy

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is one of 19 state education agencies to win a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health for promoting adolescent health through school-based HIV, STD and pregnancy prevention. This funding allows the NJDOE to partner with 15 school districts for the five-year period 2013—2018 to improve student health using strategies shown to have impact on both student behavior and academic success.


HOW TO BECOME A PARTNER SCHOOL DISTRICT:

By Invitation: In December 2013, the NJDOE gave priority by invitation to 24 school districts based upon their location in municipalities with relatively high rates of either HIV, sexually transmitted diseases or teen pregnancy.

By Interest:  On February 18, 2014 the NJDOE opened the process to any school district with at least 3,000 students and at least comprehensive high school.

Partnership Information Flyer: Learn more and share information with others. Download the flyer.

Recorded Webinar: Learn through a recorded webinar, updated February 18, 2014 .  You must have Java to play the session. View the Blackboard Collaborate recording.

Statement of Intent to Participate: School districts must show their intent to participate by submitting the signed statement to the NJDOE no later than March 5, 2014. Download the form.

Memorandum of Understanding: Partnership school districts will subsequently sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NJDOE to formalize the relationship and govern transfer of mini-grant funds. Coming soon.

HOW TO BECOME A PARTNER COMMUNITY-BASED AGENCY:

When the 15 school districts are identified, the NJDOE will recruit community-based health and social service agencies to join the partnership. Partner agencies that provide key sexual health services will be expected to participate in the development and evaluation of improved school systems of referral.

RFP FOR PROJECT EVALUATION:

The NJDOE has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) limited to New Jersey public research universities and New Jersey public colleges and universities. Proposals in hard copy are due to NJDOE by 4 PM on February 20, 2014. The NJDOE will accept questions submitted to the project email box, with the questions and answers provided here.

OTHER PARTNERS:

The NJDOE has established agreements for this project with the New Jersey Department of Health and New Jersey Department of Children and Families.

The CDC has established a network of national organizations to provide expertise and support.

  • American Psychological Association
  • Advocates for Youth
  • CAI
  • ETR, Assoc.
  • Gay Straight Alliance Network
  • Healthy Teen Network
  • National Coalition of STD Directors
  • SIECUS

For More Information:

New Jersey Department of Education
Office of Student Support Services
Attn: CDC Partnership
100 River View Plaza
Box 500
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0500
Phone:  609-292-5935
E-Mail:  CDCpartner@doe.state.nj.us
Web: http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/cdc/