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School Health Policies and Practices (SHHPPS) website

This website contains the data and results from the SHHPPS, a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels for 2016.

Urgent Response Needed to Nation's Hepatitis C Epidemic

The Call to Action proposes a set of recommendations to prevent new infections; reduce deaths and adverse health outcomes; address disparities; coordinate action among federal, state, and local agencies and health systems; and ultimately reduce health care costs.

HIV Among African American Gay and Bisexual Men

African American gay and bisexual men are more affected by HIV than any other group in the United States. More than 10,000 African American gay and bisexual men received an HIV diagnosis in 2015.

HIV Among Hispanics/Latinos

HIV continues to be a serious threat to the health of the Hispanic/Latino community. In 2015, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for about one quarter of all new diagnoses of HIV in the United States, despite representing about 18% of the total US population.

HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men

In 2014, gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections. Approximately 492,000 sexually active gay and bisexual men are at high risk for HIV.

HIV in the United States by Geographic Distribution

In the United States, HIV diagnoses are not evenly distributed across states and regions. Southern states accounted for half of new HIV diagnoses in 2015, while making up 38% of the national population. In all regions of the United States, the majority of people who receive an HIV diagnosis live in urban areas. But in the South, 23% of new HIV diagnoses are in suburban and rural areas, and in the Midwest 20% are suburban or rural—higher proportions than in the North and West.

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