Posted on: April 24, 2017by Kiarra Louis - Teen Health Educator, Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc; Junior, Southeast High School International Baccalaureate Program, Manatee County Schools, Florida
Growing up, I’ve often heard the saying “every voice matters" followed by “there are no stupid questions.” In my seventeen years of living, never have I seen those two commonly known sayings realized to the extent of what I saw during my first school-based health clinic (SBHC) task force meeting.
Posted on: April 03, 2017by Matt Prior, NCSD, State Policy and Communications Manager
We welcome you all to STD Awareness Month! As STDs rates reach heights not seen in 20 years, this year more than ever, we in the STD Prevention field need to be vigilant in sounding the alarm about the across the board increases in these preventable conditions and what is being done to combat them.
Posted on: February 14, 2017by Caitlin Hoffman of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health
In 2011, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) launched Take Control Philly, a campaign designed to bring attention to the problem of adolescent STDs in Philadelphia. Before the program’s launch, national surveillance data indicated that Philadelphia’s rates of STDs were among the highest in the nation, with adolescents being disproportionately affected.
Posted on: February 13, 2017by Tom Bertrand, Rhode Island Department of Health
Condoms aren’t talked about enough within professional STD circles. While, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention annually announces and awards plaques to jurisdictions with high immunization rates, I can’t remember a time when STD professionals congratulated each other on having high condom rates. That‘s why I sometimes think of the condoms as the “C” word: it’s not a word