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

  • Spring Weather Preparedness: Storms, Floods—and Yes, Tornadoes

    Until 1950, United States weathermen were forbidden from using the T-word: tornadoes. Yet, in the early 20th century, tornadoes were...

    Mar 28, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

  • NACCHO Comments on USPSTF Draft Syphilis Screening Recommendation

    In December, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a draft recommendation statement for syphilis...

    Jan 19, 2016 | Nicholas Parr

  • FDA Approves 9-Valent HPV Vaccine for Males 16-26

    The FDA approved use of the 9vHPV vaccine for males aged 16-26 years, extending the previous indication that was for females aged 9-26...

    Dec 17, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • New Materials on Reimbursement for Female Condoms

    The National Coalition of STD Directors and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association released two new...

    Dec 15, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

  • National Immunization Survey-Teen Shows Lagging HPV Vaccination Rates

    On July 30, CDC released the results of the National Immunization Survey—Teen module, providing important information about the state...

    Aug 26, 2015 | Kate Heyer

  • CDC Releases the National Immunization Survey-Teen Results 2014

    On July 30, CDC announced the results of the 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen). Although the NIS-Teen 2014 data showed...

    Aug 12, 2015 | Kate Drezner

  • Ten Local Health Departments Share Their Strategies to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

    NACCHO’s human papillomavirus (HPV) prevention project supports local health departments as they identify and prepare to implement...

    Jul 20, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • 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

    Spring Weather Preparedness: Storms, Floods—and Yes, Tornadoes

    Until 1950, United States weathermen were forbidden from using the T-word: tornadoes. Yet, in the early 20th century, tornadoes were everywhere: ripping through southern and Midwest states, shouting in sky-high fonts from the front page of newspapers, and starring in harrowing newsreels. According to a recent piece in Atlas Obscura, there was one place, however, […]

    Mar 28, 2016 | Andrea Grenadier

    NACCHO Comments on USPSTF Draft Syphilis Screening Recommendation

    In December, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a draft recommendation statement for syphilis screening among nonpregnant adults and adolescents, and invited public comment on the proposed updates. These updates include the most recent Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) syphilis surveillance data, and insights into the growing syphilis epidemic and...

    Jan 19, 2016 | Nicholas Parr

    FDA Approves 9-Valent HPV Vaccine for Males 16-26

    The FDA approved use of the 9vHPV vaccine for males aged 16-26 years, extending the previous indication that was for females aged 9-26 years and males aged 9-15 years. The current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) 9vHPV vaccination recommendation includes males through age 21 and through age 26 years for men who have sex with […]

    Dec 17, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

    New Materials on Reimbursement for Female Condoms

    The National Coalition of STD Directors and the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association released two new resources for Female Condoms. The first piece is a factsheet for providers with background on the female condom and its reimbursability, including codes and a prescription sample. The second piece is a palm card designed for patients to educate […]

    Dec 15, 2015 | Alyssa Kitlas

    National Immunization Survey-Teen Shows Lagging HPV Vaccination Rates

    On July 30, CDC released the results of the National Immunization Survey—Teen module, providing important information about the state of adolescent immunization coverage in the United States. The survey, conducted via phone with additional follow up with providers to confirm individuals’ immunization history, showed that progress has been made in increasing coverage for all three […]

    Aug 26, 2015 | Kate Heyer

    CDC Releases the National Immunization Survey-Teen Results 2014

    On July 30, CDC announced the results of the 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen). Although the NIS-Teen 2014 data showed a slight increase in coverage in 2014 compared with 2013, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates remain low. Four out of ten adolescent girls and six out of ten adolescent boys still have not started the […]

    Aug 12, 2015 | Kate Drezner

    Ten Local Health Departments Share Their Strategies to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

    NACCHO’s human papillomavirus (HPV) prevention project supports local health departments as they identify and prepare to implement strategies to improve HPV vaccination rates. HPV is the leading cause of cervical and several other types of cancers. However, vaccination rates remain low despite the availability of an HPV vaccine. NACCHO’s award supports ten local health departments […]

    Jul 20, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

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