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 Program Infrastructure

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ASTHO is collaborating with CDC and key partners to prepare resources for public health leaders to articulate the critical need for investment in STD program infrastructure.

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 »

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

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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