Schools are one venue that offer valuable opportunities for improving adolescent health. Schools are well-positioned to help reduce adolescents’ risk for HIV infection and other STDs through sexual health education, access to sexual health services, and safe and supportive environments.
NASN has recently released a new Sexual Health Toolkit, produced with support from the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health.
The Sexual Health Toolkit is an easily accessible source of information for schools and school nurses interested in promoting efforts to reduce HIV, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy, as well as reduce behaviors that contribute to health risks among our nation’s adolescents. The toolkit provides a range of resources from publications, webinars, fact sheets, and program implementation guides.
The materials represent a compilation of existing resources and materials selected by the CDC and NASN and vetted by an advisory group of school nurses. See the toolkit.