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HIV / AIDS Education Program
Ms. Rosa Pache, Project Manager
1501 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 407
Miami, FL 33132
Work Location #9721
Phone: 305-995-7273 | Fax: 305-995-7122


OUR MISSION:

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), HIV/AIDS Education Program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC/DASH). The fundamental mission of the HIV/AIDS Education Program is to decrease HIV/AIDS incidence Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Unintended Pregnancy among youth by fostering a science-based education, adhering to Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT), common core standards and the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards; thus increasing awareness of healthy behaviors and practices that result in healthy adults.

GOALS AND GUIDELINES:

Our program goals are in alignment with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

  1. Reducing HIV infection by providing abstinence based education.
  2. Increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV; by providing access to HIV and STD testing, counseling, and treatment.
  3. Reducing HIV-related health disparities by adopting community-level approaches to reduce HIV infection in high risk communities and to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

The program’s guidelines are also consistent with state legislation, as well as school policy and procedures.  These include: Florida Statute 1003.46, Health education; instruction in acquired immune deficiency syndrome, School Board Policy: 2410 – School Health Services Program; School Board Policy: 2417 – Human Growth and Development Curriculum; School Board Policy: 8453 – Direct Contact Communicable Diseases; the M-DCPS Worksite HIV/AIDS Hand Book, and Control of Communicable Disease in School Guidebook for School Personnel.

IMPLEMENTATION:

The HIV/AIDS Education program implements and monitors state, district and school health policies and practices that address HIV prevention by:

  • Ensuring schools provide quality HIV prevention education.
  • Encouraging positive communication and decision-making skills related to sexual risk behaviors.
  • Providing professional development trainings on HIV, STD and pregnancy prevention to school administration and faculty responsible for teaching health education classes.
  • Facilitating the opportunity for students with AIDS or HIV infection to attend classes and participate in school sports or other activities.
  • Creating a safe environment for impacted youth to seek assistance and comfort.

HIV/AIDS Education Program Hotline: 305-995-7118

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