Promoting Adolescent Student Health (PASH) is a five-year grant (formerly known as Project ARREST) that works to reduce youth risk behaviors that lead to unintended pregnancy, STIs, and HIV via three core strategies:
- Sexual Health Education- Helps adolescents acquire the knowledge and skills to prevent HIV, STIs, an unintended pregnancy
- Sexual Health Services- Increase students access to key preventive key Sexual Health Services
- Safe and Supportive Environments – Focuses on factors within school and family environments that act as protective factors and reduce risk of HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancy.
The program provides access to evidence-based curriculum, technical assistance, workshops, and professional development to students, teachers, staff and parents on topics such as HIV/AIDS prevention, safer sex, LGBTQ+ support, healthy relationships, parent/child communication and peer mediation. PASH program staff work closely with health teachers, nurses, school climate personnel, and external partner organizations to provide additional workshops, sexual health services, and counseling.
The Office of Research and Evaluation administer the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) as a part of this grant. Click here for more information.