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CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health DASH strategic plan for fiscal years 2015-2020
  • Published Date:
    May 2016
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  • Alternative Title:
    DASH Strategic Plan Through 2020
  • Description:
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) was created in 1988 with resources from CDC’s human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) budget authority. Initially, DASH was located in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to ensure application of widespread HIV/AIDS prevention education for school-aged youth within a broad approach to school health programs. In January 2012, DASH was relocated organizationally to the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). DASH’s research and programmatic activities were refocused on reducing adolescent sexual risk behaviors and preventing HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted disease (STD), and pregnancy among teens. DASH also continues to serve as the platform for CDC’s school-based surveillance systems and areas of research and research translation for adolescent and school health.

    Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Healthy Teens. Successful Futures. Strategic plan, fiscal years 2016–2020, Division of Adolescent and School Health. US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2016.


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