CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateCONNECTICUT: Middletown High School to Participate in HIV/STD/Pregnancy Prevention Program
By Kaitlyn Schroyer
December 12, 2013
Middletown Press (12.10.2013)
The Middletown Press recently reported that the Connecticut State Department of Education chose Middletown High School to participate in a five-year HIV/STD/pregnancy prevention health education program. The school’s health center will run the program, which is part of the Partnering to Create Healthy School Communities for Successful Students Initiative.
The program aims to improve school attendance and educational success by addressing health issues that interfere with students’ accomplishments. “We want our students to be successful in school and in life,” said Pat Charles, superintendent of schools. “We also want them to understand the choices that they have and how to participate in healthy relationships and know there are ways that they can avoid pregnancy.”
Staff will participate in training that will include various ways to reach out to all groups of students to get them information they need and will retain.