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PENNSYLVANIA: Harrisburg School District Gets Grant to Screen Students for STDs (09.18.12)

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania School District has received a $40,000 grant to hire a nurse to screen and treat district students for STDs. On September 17, the school board voted unanimously to approve a contract for a nurse/health educator. The new staff person will be located in the high school and will provide education, screening, treatment, and follow-up for district students with gonorrhea and chlamydia. Superintendent Sybil Knight-Burney stated that the rising number with STDs in Dauphin County rather than the district as a whole, prompted the hiring of a nurse. The superintendent said the grant was provided by the Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization offering health care services in 28 counties for women’s health care, tobacco prevention and cessation, cancer screening and education, HIV/AIDS support services, and family planning.


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