FOCUS Monthly Newsletter
April 2022
The AYHAAM Resource Guide, HIV PowerPoint, and HIV 101 Video featuring Tom Robertson, HIV Coordinator, ADPH (Retired) is available at Use your facilitator password to access resources. Contact [email protected] for assistance.

Plan your awareness event and receive marketing items for students and a backpack for teachers while they last! For delivery, please contact Melissa Parker at (text or call) 256-419-3091 or email [email protected].
Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign
The deadline to apply is quickly approaching!
2022 Difference Maker Award
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN for the 2022 "Difference Maker of the Year!" The Facilitator chosen as the "Difference Maker" will receive $1,000 cash to be used however they choose. The "Difference Maker" will be chosen based on their school's activities, their level of involvement with FOCUS, and the creation of successful prevention activities and events.

All nominations must be received by 5:00pm on April 23, 2022.

Click the button below for more information or to nominate a Difference Maker!
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Monthly Health Observances
We encourage all FOCUS schools to engage in at least one health observance activity each month. Each month has some excellent choices for students on your campuses to “Make a Difference” and to encourage their peers to participate.

  • 1-30: Alcohol Awareness Month
  • 1-30: National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • 1-30: National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • 1-30: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • 1-30: Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month
  • 8-12: National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • 10: National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 15: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

  • 1-31  Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • 1-31  Mental Health Month
  • 1-31   Skin Cancer Prevention Month
  • 1-31  National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • 31       World No Tobacco Day


FOCUS values continued partnerships with the following state and community organizations.

Alabama Department of Public Health
Alabama Department of Education
Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health
Addiction Prevention Coalition
Children's Policy Council
Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama