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Preparing for the CDC/DASH MOU between Education and Health Departments


In early 2013 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC/DASH) will release a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for state and local education agencies (SEAs/LEAs) to improve the educational and health outcomes of youth with a focus on HIV/STD prevention.  One new component of this FOA is a required memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the state/local education and health agencies.  The extent to which SEAs/LEAs partner with health departments varies from jurisdiction-to-jurisdiction.  This webinar will assist SEAs and LEAs with useful ideas on how to partner or expand current partnerships with state/local health departments.  From these ideas, SEAs/LEAs can connect with health departments, as required by the new FOA, and ultimately improve sexual health outcomes for youth.

Embedded below is the recording of the webinar from February 27, 2013.  If you are unable to view the video on this page, click here.

(video starts a few mintues into the presentation)

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Question and Answers - Related to the FOA

Other Questions from Webinar:
Q:  Do any of those who spoke (ie. Michigan reps) utilize social media platforms to expand partnership opportunities?
A:  We are beginning to explore social media as a mechanism to expand our partnerships as well as our outreach.  As we get more emerged in various social media mediums, we can explore what various social media channels can do best, and when we benefit from using more traditional forms of communication.  Social media raises additional questions about who has authority to post communications, monitoring discussions, confidentiality, etc. 

Resource Contact Information: 

For more information contact Becky Griesse at

Date Published: 
Thursday, January 31, 2013

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