Indian Health Surveillance Report — Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2015

Feb 11, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

The Indian Health Service (IHS) National STD program and the IHS Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention have released the Indian Health Surveillance Report — Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2015. The report presents statistics and trends for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the United States and represents a unique collaboration and partnership between the IHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The initial report, containing data through 2004, was published in November 2006. Additional editions of the report were produced in 2009, 2012, and 2014.

This current report summarizes 2011– 2015 national and IHS Area-level data and trends for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis among AI/ AN people. It consists of two main components presenting 2011–2015 data: The National STD Profile, which contains text and figures that provide an overview of STD morbidity among AI/ANs in the United States; and the IHS Area STD Profiles representing rates and trends for the 12 IHS Administrative Areas.

The Indian Health Surveillance Report — Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2015 shows the continuing trend of a nationwide increase in STDs. The report highlights disparities among AI/AN with national data indicating that in 2015 AI/AN had the second highest rates for chlamydia and gonorrhea and the fourth highest rates for syphilis among all racial and ethnic groups. Regional differences for each of the conditions were observed with gonorrhea rates increasing nationally among AI/AN. The report also highlights the STD disparities among AI/AN youth and among AI/AN women, particularly women of reproductive age.

This report can serve as a valued reference for those working in Indian Country and others concerned with the public health implications of STDs for AI/AN populations. Improved awareness of these health disparities among diverse stakeholders, including clinicians, public health professionals, and advocacy professionals, helps inform activities aimed at reducing STD rates in AI/AN communities.

NACCHO, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and the National Coalition of STD Directors will be hosting a webinar on this data in the coming months. Stay tuned for more info!


637020799465370000

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers is the Communications Manager at NACCHO.

More posts by Kim Rodgers

0 Comments

Related Posts

Toddlers outside i Stock 485737780
  • Tools & Resources
  • Healthy Living & Prevention
  • Parks

Greener Parks for Health

National Recreation and Park Association releases new Greener Parks for Health...

Jul 13, 2020

Greener Parks for Health

CDC QCS Graphic
  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Informational Webinar: STD Quality Clinical Services...

Informational webinar for the STD QCS Planning Toolkit to Support Use of CDC’s...

Jul 13, 2020 | Rebekah Horowitz

Informational Webinar: STD Quality Clinical Services...

IMAAC
  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response

HAZMAT and CBRNE Resource: the Interagency Modeling and...

The Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) provides a...

Jul 13, 2020 | Beth Hess

HAZMAT and CBRNE Resource: the Interagency Modeling and...

2000px US CDC logo
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response

COVID-19 Disaster Shelter Interim Guidance

The CDC has released interim guidance to reduce the risk of introducing and...

Jul 13, 2020 | Beth Hess

COVID-19 Disaster Shelter Interim Guidance

  • National Environmental Public Health Tracking

Linking Exposures and Health Effects to Environmental...

This year, NACCHO piloted a technical assistance program focused on...

Jul 10, 2020 | Tiara Smith

Linking Exposures and Health Effects to Environmental...

2019 Profile Workforce and Finance Capacity final May 2020 Page 1
  • Press Release

NACCHO New Analysis: Changes in Local Health Department...

— Updated data highlight pre-COVID challenges and potential impact of...

Jul 10, 2020 | Andrea Grenadier

NACCHO New Analysis: Changes in Local Health Department...

Webinar
  • Webinar
  • Immunization
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Webinar: Delays in HPV Cancer Diagnoses and Treatment in...

Residents of rural areas have a higher cancer mortality, particularly for...

Jul 10, 2020 | Kimberly Sharpe-Scott

Webinar: Delays in HPV Cancer Diagnoses and Treatment in...

Cdc badge small
  • Tools & Resources

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

CDC recently updated its flexibilities guidance for recipients and applicants...

Jul 09, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

Jennifer kertanis headshot 24152456360
  • Opportunity

Top Moments From Day Two at NACCHO 360

Welcome to the final day of NACCHO 360! Yesterday NACCHO Chief Executive...

Jul 09, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Top Moments From Day Two at NACCHO 360

Back to Top