House bill 999: Adoption and implementation of state-mandated abstinence-only or comprehensive sex education curriculum in Mississippi public schools
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe results of a comprehensive policy scan related to adoption and implementation of House Bill 999, a state bill that mandated that: 1) all Mississippi public school boards adopt a ‘sex-related education’ policy by June 2012; and 2) all Mississippi public school districts implement an abstinence-only program or comprehensive sex ed (abstinence-plus) program for the 2012-2013 school year.
Keyword(s): School-Based Programs, Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have conducted international and domestic research related to health and health disparities, sexual risk behaviors, HIV/STI prevention, and program evaluation among minority youth and other vulnerable populations for 15 years and have produced several publications in these areas.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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