Hepatitis-HIV-STD-TB

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

ASTHO supports state and territorial health departments in their mission to prevent and respond to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

In collaboration with CDC and key partners, ASTHO is engaged in activities to raise awareness about STD issues and needs, establish and strengthen cross-sector partnerships, and demonstrate the value of infrastructure at the state public health level.

STD Trends and Program Infrastructure

STD Trends and Program Infrastructure

National STD Trends: Key Information for Public Health Leadership

This primer uses 2017 surveillance data to provide a quick snapshot of current STD trends and issues, and outlines steps health officials can take to articulate the need for robust STD prevention and treatment programs.

Infographic: Public Health Leaders are Key in Combating STDs

This infographic serves as a companion to the primer above, and outlines the rise of STD rates, the importance of investing in health department STD programs, and how public health is our best line of defense in combating STDs.

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Investing in STD Prevention: Making the Case for Your Jurisdiction
ASTHO and NCSD jointly released a customizable factsheet that can be used to present outputs from CDC’s STD Prevention Allocation Consequences Estimator in a format that is accessible to decisionmakers, the media, and local audiences. View resources »

Podcast: The State of STDs
Check out The Public Health Review's 2018 podcast episode, where national and state public health leaders discuss the alarming rise in STD rates and what public health is doing to take action.

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: Communication Tools for Health Departments

Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea Key Facts Cover Image These communication tools from ASTHO include key facts, talking points, and a customizable slide deck to help health departments raise awareness around antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. View resources »

ASTHO and NCSD Factsheet
This factsheet, developed jointly by ASTHO and NCSD, describes the challenge of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, and what policymakers and people able to influence policy can do to address it.

Public Health and Healthcare Integration for STD Prevention

ASTHO has worked with partners to examine integrating prevention and treatment of STDs, and design an STD integration model for public health and primary care. For more information, including recordings from a webinar series and conference symposium, view the STD Integration webpage.

Additional Resources

HHS: Sexually Transmitted Infections
The Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) at HHS created a webpage specifically for STI issues. The site includes content such as an overview of the STI Federal Action Plan, and guidelines for STI prevention, diagnoses, and treatment.

STD Prevention in a Changing Environment: Opportunities for Public Health Leadership Engagement
This meeting report outlines opportunities for leadership engagement that promote core public health, with case examples specific to STD prevention. Opportunities and next steps for public health leadership are presented for the areas of partnerships, payment, workforce, and surveillance.

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