The term syndemic refers to the synergistic interaction between multiple health threats, often exacerbated by societal circumstances, which together contribute to an excess burden of disease. A primary example of this phenomenon is the syndemic of viral hepatitis, STIs, substance use disorders, and mental health conditions.
ASTHO supports state and territorial health departments in their efforts to address syndemic-related infections. In collaboration with CDC and other key partners, ASTHO is engaged in activities to raise awareness about syndemic issues, establish and strengthen cross-sector partnerships, and provide capacity-building assistance to jurisdictions in integrating efforts across syndemic conditions.
Multi-Strategy Approaches to Viral Hepatitis Elimination
This suite of microlearning tools outlines strategies and resources to address hepatitis among diverse populations and within various healthcare settings.Explore the Module
Innovative STD Prevention and Treatment Strategies
These microlearnings, featuring the work of the Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments grantees, translate successful interventions into accessible and easily understood tools.Explore the Module
State Strategies for Advancing Viral Hepatitis Elimination
A report synthesizing key actions and proven strategies for public health leaders to consider as they approach hepatitis elimination planning.Access the Report
Latest Syndemic-Related Infections Resources
Boundary Spanning Leadership Model Strengthens Oklahoma Harm Reduction ProgramsLearn More
Forward Focus: The Urgent Need to Address Rising Cases of Viral HepatitisLearn More
State Legislative Activity Supports Federal Evidence-Based HIV Prevention InitiativeLearn More
ASTHO and NASTAD have a longstanding partnership to collaboratively address HIV. In support of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative (EHE), ASTHO has partnered with NASTAD to provide technical assistance and build capacity of state HIV directors and state health agency across a variety of topics to address health system transformation.