Building Healthy Online Communities Public Health Meeting Report

In December of last year, NCSD’s Building Healthy Online Communities Project held a meeting of STD/HIV program directors, HIV...

May 24, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • New York City Recognizes Hepatitis Testing Day and Highlights the Important Role...

    May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of screening for...

    May 19, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • STD Contact Tracing Infographic

    NCSD developed an infographic to help explain the work of Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) and other public health professionals...

    May 11, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • NCSD Resources on Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

    The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) has developed a resource page on sexual transmission of Zika. The page aims to serve as...

    May 10, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

  • Talking about, Testing for, and Treating STDs: The Important Role of Disease...

    The theme for STD Awareness Month 2016 is Talk. Test. Treat. Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) play an important role in local...

    Apr 20, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • NCSD Blog Series for STD Awareness Month

    The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) has created a blog series for STD Awareness Month. The series is a collaboration...

    Apr 12, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

  • Talk About Sexual Health During STD Awareness Month

    By Kendra Weindling, STI/HIV Program Supervisor, Richmond City (VA) Health District April is STD Awareness Month, which provides an...

    Apr 11, 2016 | Guest Author

  • NACCHO Recognizes STD Awareness Month with Blog Series

    April is STD Awareness Month, an opportunity to highlight the importance of STD prevention, testing, and treatment. The theme for 2016...

    Apr 01, 2016 | LaNisha Childs

  • HHS Releases Implementation Guidance to Support Syringe Services Programs

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance regarding the use of Federal funds to implement or expand...

    Mar 29, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • Building Healthy Online Communities Public Health Meeting Report

    In December of last year, NCSD’s Building Healthy Online Communities Project held a meeting of STD/HIV program directors, HIV community-based organizations, and CDC representatives to discuss how best to coordinate public health efforts to reduce HIV and STD transmission among gay and bisexual men who meet partners on dating and hook-up sites and mobile apps. […]

    May 24, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

    New York City Recognizes Hepatitis Testing Day and Highlights the Important Role LHDs Play in Addressing Viral Hepatitis

    May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of screening for hepatitis B and C. It is estimated that up to 5 million Americans have viral hepatitis, but less than a third of people with chronic hepatitis B and just half of those with chronic […]

    May 19, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

    STD Contact Tracing Infographic

    NCSD developed an infographic to help explain the work of Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) and other public health professionals who perform contact tracing for STDs. The infographic provides an easy-to-follow visual to explain this hard boots-on-the-ground work done by member Health Departments across the county. NCSD plans to use this infographic to show policymakers how contact tracing...

    May 11, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

    NCSD Resources on Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

    The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) has developed a resource page on sexual transmission of Zika. The page aims to serve as a resource to STD programs on the state and local levels. STD directors and staff should use the resources to initiate conversations with partners on issues such as STD testing and transmission concerns during […]

    May 10, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

    Talking about, Testing for, and Treating STDs: The Important Role of Disease Intervention Specialists

    The theme for STD Awareness Month 2016 is Talk. Test. Treat. Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) play an important role in local health department HIV/STD programs and work to improve the sexual health of their community by talking to them about STD prevention, testing in the field, and linking the clients in need to care. For […]

    Apr 20, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

    NCSD Blog Series for STD Awareness Month

    The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) has created a blog series for STD Awareness Month. The series is a collaboration between NCSD’s members and partners, and will put a spotlight on important aspects of STD prevention, along with highlighting the work of may STD programs from across the nation. Last weeks featured blogs were: Female […]

    Apr 12, 2016 | Nyana Quashie

    Talk About Sexual Health During STD Awareness Month

    By Kendra Weindling, STI/HIV Program Supervisor, Richmond City (VA) Health District April is STD Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a separate but related theme for each week in April. The theme for this […]

    Apr 11, 2016 | Guest Author

    NACCHO Recognizes STD Awareness Month with Blog Series

    April is STD Awareness Month, an opportunity to highlight the importance of STD prevention, testing, and treatment. The theme for 2016 is Talk. Test. Treat. For health departments, healthcare providers, and community-based organizations, this means talking openly to clients and patients about sexual health and STDs, ensuring that everyone who should be tested is, and […]

    Apr 01, 2016 | LaNisha Childs

    HHS Releases Implementation Guidance to Support Syringe Services Programs

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance regarding the use of Federal funds to implement or expand syringe services programs (SSPs) for people who inject drugs. The guidance was designed for programs directly funded by HHS interested in implementing or expanding SSPs. SSPs include the provision of sterile needles, syringes, […]

    Mar 29, 2016 | Alyssa Kitlas

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