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Adolescent & School Health Best Practices and Resources

School health programs can help youth adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support overall health and well-being—including behaviors that can reduce their risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as teen pregnancy. Part of a comprehensive prevention strategy is sharing with the community, family, or the individual, the latest information on preventable diseases that may affect young people. CDC does this by providing the latest in guidelines and recommendations for school-aged youth. This information is intended to serve as guidance for public health and education professionals.