Judith Peters, Coordinator
440 N. Broad Street
Portal C, Workstation 2118.31
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215.400-4190
Fax 215.400-4195



The goal of the SDP HIV prevention education program is to expand and strengthen comprehensive school health education with a particular emphasis on preventing HIV infection, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy. The program includes designing and offering of professional development opportunities, providing support and technical assistance to teachers, reviewing Human Sexuality materials and presentations to be used in the classroom, development of strategies to reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS students throughout Philadelphia, and conducting the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the School Health Profile Survey (Profile).

Contact the office to borrow videos, posters, models, and books to supplement classroom instruction on numerous health topics, particularly sexual health information.

World AIDS Day Celebration

December 1, 2016

City Hall 2nd floor

5 PM

The twenty-fifth Annual World AIDS Day Commemoration program will be held in City Hall- Conversation Hall on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5 PM.

The theme for World AIDS Day 2016 is

 Access Equity Right Now!

Caring for those impacted by HIV.


 The theme has been chosen to focus on "Caring" and signifies a push towards removing all stigma and negative attitudes toward the disease and those people living with the disease; a call for governments to act now. It is important that care is provided to people all over the world who are impacted disproportionately by disease and lack of access to medical and social services.

The program will include brief welcoming remarks, music from a local high school band, and catering by a local high school culinary arts program. An awards presentation will recognize school children that competed in our citywide contests: an art, music and literary competition for students in all grades.  The winners who competed in grade categories will be cited. Winning essays will be read. Posters will be on exhibit in the School District of Philadelphia Education Center located at 440 N. Broad Street. 

For info:  jrpeters@philasd.org



Temple University
Vivacqua Hall, Room 312
Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave.
(Entrance on Broad Street, next to Barnes and Noble Bookstore)

What is Project Arrest Resource Center?
 The Project Arrest Resource Center is a collaborative effort between the Office of Health, Safety, Physical Education and Sports Administration and Department of Health Studies at Temple University.  The Resource Center is a lending library where teachers can access a variety of educational materials, including models, videos, pamphlets, books and other health related teaching tools.
What materials are available?
  • Books
  • Flip Charts
  • Wall Charts
  • Displays
  • Models
  • Games
  • Videos
  • Posters
 Materials are categorized by topic.
The various health subjects covered are:
  •  Nutrition
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and
  • Drug Education
  • Sex Education
  • HIV/ AIDS Education
  • Safety
 Who are the materials for?
The materials are maintained in the Department of Health Studies for student teachers,  health teachers and affiliates of Temple University to use within classrooms in the School District of Philadelphia.  As  a health teacher in the School  District of Philadelphia, you are  eligible to borrow any of the materials for use in your classroom.
Where is the Resource Center?
Department of Health Studies
Temple University
304 Vivacqua Hall
Broad & Cecil B. Moore Ave
 What is the fee for materials?
There is no fee for borrowing materials.  These materials have
been collected through grants for the purpose of being used by teachers in the School District of Philadelphia.
 How can I get materials?
You may borrow materials by coming to the Resource Center in the Department of Health Studies at Temple University.  Ms. Joyce Hankins, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Health Studies, will assist you in signing out materials.  It is recommended that you call first to verify availability of the Resource Center and staff.