Los Angeles USD started using an app this semester to better connect students to free HIV and STD testing. The free app features an HIV and STD testing-site locator. It also allows students to make appointments and delivers test results.
Today’s climate of budget cuts and shortfalls has increased the importance of risk management in school districts. In the past, school safety has primarily focused on disaster preparation and security issues, but it has come to mean much more.
Prevent people from starting heroin
- Reduce prescription opioid painkiller abuse.
- Improve opioid painkiller prescribing practices and identify high-risk individuals early.
Reduce heroin addiction
- Ensure access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).
The number of districts and states rushing to stock an emergency antidote that can revive students suffering heroin overdoses shows the severe degree to which the nation’s latest drug epidemic has disrupted schools.