HIV Prevention

The HIV Prevention consultant provides professional development, technical assistance and resources to schools and organizations engaged in efforts to decrease adolescent sexual risk behaviors and improve student health outcomes. The consultant provides assistance in the development and implementation of standards-based curricula, instruction and assessment. Sexuality education resource materials are available at the Health Education Resource Center (HERC) located at the Agency of Education in Montpelier. This program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC/DASH) which helps build the capacity of state education agencies to provide HIV prevention education.

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Grant Opportunity: Promoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention

This grant opportunity will provide approximately 15 Vermont school districts and supervisory unions with up to $30,000 over five year period. Funding for this grant is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) for HIV/STD prevention education.

Due Dates:

LETTER OF INTENT: 4:30 p.m. on November 27, 2013
FULL APPLICATION: 4:30 p.m. on December 20, 2013

National Sexuality Education Standards Set the New Gold Standard for Sexuality Education in Public Schools

Released in 2012, the first-ever national standards for sexuality education in schools provides clear, consistent, and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades kindergarten through grade 12. These standards provide teachers, schools, school districts, and state education agencies with a new national standard—the minimum they need to teach to set students on a path to sexual health and responsible adulthood, and are presented in a user-friendly way.

Additional Resources


Thomas Aloisi, Sexual Health Coordinator, at or (802) 479-1869

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