Safe and supportive schools project
The CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health has awarded APA a five-year, $1.4 million cooperative agreement. Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, APA's role will be to build the capacity of state education agencies to assist school districts to establish safe and supportive environments for middle and high school students and staff as an approach to the prevention of HIV infection and sexually transmitted diseases. APA will be working to assist 14 funded states working with selected high-risk school districts. The project focuses on three groups of youth that are at disproportionate risk: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, with an emphasis on young men who have sex with men, homeless youth and youth enrolled in alternative schools.