Health and education policies provide a foundation for school practices and procedures. Policies that govern sexual health education in schools, safe and supportive environments, and adolescent access to sexual health services are critical to HIV and STD prevention among adolescents. Knowledge and understanding of the policies under which school health programs operate can help to maximize the positive impact of these programs on health outcomes and academic success.
In partnership with Child Trends and the National Coalition of STD Directors, NASBE established the Leadership Exchange for Adolescent Health Promotion (LEAHP) in 2019. LEAHP is a learning collaborative of multi-sector, state-level leadership teams with the goal to develop state-specific action plans in support of policy assessment, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation to address adolescent health in three priority areas: sexual health education, sexual health services, and safe and supportive environments in schools. Participants of LEAHP benefit from peer-to-peer collaboration, in-depth training from subject matter experts, access to scientific research and data, and concentrated, state-specific technical assistance for two years.
This project is supported by cooperative agreement CDC-RFA-PS18-1807 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The opinions, findings, and conclusions do not necessarily represent the views or official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
LEAHP uses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition of policy which is “a law, regulation, procedure, administrative action, incentive, or voluntary practice of governments and other institutions.” Policies may include:
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