Sharla Smith, MPH

California Department of Education
School Health Connections/ Healthy Start Office
1430 N Street
Suite 6408
Sacramento, CA
USA 95814-5901

Biographical Sketch:
EXPERIENCE: 2005 present HIV/STD Prevention Education Consultant, California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA 2000 - 2005 Regional Health Education Coordinator, STD Community Interventions Program Northern California, STD Control Branch, Sacramento, CA Faculty, California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Berkeley, CA 1998 2000 Acting Health Education Director, University Health Service, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI TRAININGS DEVELOPED and/or CONDUCTED California Education Code 51930 51939: Compliance for Schools, STD Overview for Educators; STD Overview (non clinicians); Fundamentals of Program Planning and Evaluation; Working with Communities to Achieve Change; Group Process and Facilitation Skills; Evaluating STD/HIV Behavioral Interventions, Working with the Dine on Sexual & Reproductive Health Issues: A Knowledge & Skills Based Course for Non Clinical Public Health Staff of the Navajo Nation, SIMHIM Cross Cultural/ Minority Health New Intern Training; Teen Talk; Peer Counseling Training Skills. SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND CITATIONS: Learning from Experience: Health Disparities and HIV/STD Prevention. National Stakeholders Meeting: NCSD, NASTAD, SSDHPER and AMCHP Conference. April 2007. San Francisco, CA HIV/STD Prevention Education: Tips, Techniques and the Law. Healthy Teen Network & California Alliance Concerned with School Age Parenting and Pregnancy. November 2006. Anaheim, CA Students, STDs and HIV. California School Boards Association Annual Conference. December 2005. San Diego, CA Development of a STD Curriculum to Supplement School Based HIV/AIDS Instruction: The California Experience and Product. 78th Annual American School Health Association Conference. October 2004. Pittsburgh, PA Boost Your STD IQ: The Latest in STD Basics. Idaho STD/AIDS Conference. October 2003. Boise, ID Finding Common Ground: Building Local Capacity for the Primary Prevention of Chlamydia Trachomatis and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases in California. 2002 National STD Prevention Conference Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. March 2002. San Diego, CA Out of the Closet, but not Out of the Dark: Lesbian Safer Sex Practices in the Age of AIDS. Women's Health Action in Michigan Conference. May 1999. Detroit, MI Culturally Appropriate Fieldwork. Learning from the Community Conference. October 1998. Ann Arbor, MI Tips, Tricks & Traps of Working with At Risk Youth. Beyond The Basics Conference. May 1996. Fresno, CA Making the Connection Between HIV and STDs: A Supplemental Guide to STD Education. Department of Health Services, STD Control Branch. 2004. Native American Health in Michigan. Studying and Improving Minority Health in Michigan, University of Michigan, School of Public Health. 1998.