Louisiana

Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) joined the WISE Intiative in 2014. Building from its Office of Adolescent Health funded effort, IWES seeks to leverage its direct service efforts 
in schools to build their capacity to deliver sexuality education.  As part of its Believe in Youth School Network (BYSN), IWES provides resources, training, and peer networking to support charters and traditional schools in adopting policy, curriculum selection and implementation.  

Louisiana Public Health Institute

The Louisiana Pubic Health Institute (LPHI) joined WISE in 2014.  Leveraging their School Health Connection Initiative, LPHI began assessing charter and traditional school district readiness for policy adoption and implementation of CSE.  They developed a WISE-like "roadmap" for successful implementation of comprehensive sexual health education including a model policy. Today, they are continuing their efforts to work with ready charter and traditional schools to advance adoption, implementation, and institutionalization of CSE.