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.

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: Communication Tools for Health Departments

ASTHO, with support from CDC, developed a suite of communication materials to help public health departments raise awareness about the emerging threat of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea and the vital role public health departments in addressing this issue.
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Key Facts for Public Health Leadership
This backgrounder includes key information about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, why it’s an urgent public health threat, and how public health leaders can take action to prevent the spread of resistant strains in the United States. | ASTHO strives to provide high quality, timely, and relevant information. Please take a quick moment to evaluate this backgrounder.
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Talking Points for Public Health Leadership
The key messages and talking points included in this guide provide health officials with clear and consistent messages about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. Use these talking points when communicating with public health partners, healthcare professionals, consumers, the media, and other audiences. | ASTHO strives to provide high quality, timely, and relevant information. Please take a quick moment to evaluate these talking points.
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Customizable Slide Deck Template
This template presentation can be used to help public health leaders discuss antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea with a variety of audiences. Update this presentation with your organization’s logo, information about your jurisdiction’s prevention efforts, and repurpose slides to incorporate messaging about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea in presentations about broader public health topics.  | ASTHO strives to provide high quality, timely, and relevant information. Please take a quick moment to evaluate this slide deck.

ASTHO and NCSD Fact Sheet
This fact sheet, 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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