CDC’s Division of STD Prevention developed the SPACE Monkey (STD Prevention Allocation Consequences Estimator) tool for state and local STD programs to show how budget increases or decreases could impact disease burden, direct medical costs, and intermediate outcomes like partner services. Check out this three-minute video for a primer on how to use the SPACE Monkey tool to calculate how funding changes can impact your unique jurisdiction.
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Stories from the Field provides a means for local health departments to share their experiences and demonstrate the value of public health.