The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is one of 19 state education agencies to receive a competitive five-year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health for promoting adolescent health through school-based HIV, STD and pregnancy prevention. With this funding the NJDOE has partnered with 13 school districts for the five-year period 2013—2018 to improve student health using strategies shown to have impact on both student behavior and academic success.
PARTNER SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
|BERGEN||Lodi Public Schools|
|CUMBERLAND||Bridgeton Public Schools|
|CUMBERLAND||Millville Board of Education|
|ESSEX||East Orange School District|
|ESSEX||Irvington Board of Education|
|GLOUCESTER||Deptford Township Public School District|
|HUDSON||Bayonne Board of Education|
|HUDSON||Jersey City Public Schools|
|HUDSON||Union City School District|
|MONMOUTH||Long Branch Public Schools|
|PASSAIC||Paterson Public Schools|
|UNION||Elizabeth Public Schools|
Partnership Information Flyer: Download the flyer.
Partnership Recruitment Webinar: Recorded session of February 18, 2014. You must have Java to play. View the recording.
School District Letter of Agreement: Partnership school districts sign this form to govern receipt of mini-grant funds. Download the form.
PARTNER COMMUNITY-BASED AGENCIES:
The NJDOE will recruit community-based health and social service agencies that provide services in the 13 communities to join the partnership. The project seeks partner agencies that provide adolescent-friendly services. Partner agencies that provide key sexual health services will be expected to participate in the development and evaluation of improved school systems of referral. Coming Soon.
The College of New Jersey School of Education is providing evaluation services to include both quantitative and qualitative analyses and a secure online platform for storage of documents.
The Rutgers University Bloustein Center for Survey Research is administering the biennial New Jersey School Health Profiles Survey (Profiles). Selected data from the Profiles provide baseline and outcome measures for the NJDOE's administration of this project. High schools in partner districts may also be invited to participate in the New Jersey Student Health Survey (NJSHS). Learn more about the Profiles at http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/profiles/index.htm. Learn more about the NJSHS at http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/yrbs/index.html.
The NJDOE has established agreements for this project with the New Jersey Department of Health and New Jersey Department of Children and Families.
The CDC has established a network of national organizations to provide expertise and support.
For More Information:
New Jersey Department of Education