Skip to Navigation
Skip to Content

Rural Health Task Force

The Rural Health Task Force was created to address the unique issues faced by rural, medium to low morbidity areas. This committee provides recommendations to NCSD and CDC about program initiatives, such as Program Collaboration & Service Integration and Health Care Reform that require stratified program models for varying geographic and population areas. Rural jurisdictions may have significant challenges relating to land mass coverage, isolation/stigma and varying morbidity trends that require different models for prevention.  In addition, rural and frontier communities may have lesser capacity and funding for operations and evaluation.

The overarching goal of the Rural Task Force is to foster a partnership with CDC regarding the need for program applications specific to rural health.

Highlighted Resources

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) programs do an enormous amount of work to protect the public’s health with continually declining resources. There are many opportunities associated with the evolution of health care in the United States.

Read more...

The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) are pleased to launch “Addressing Stigma: A Blueprint for HIV/STD Prevention and Care Outcomes for Black and L

Read more...

The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) is pleased to announce the release of a new, easy-to-use guide and website, Take Charge of Your Sexual Health: What you nee

Read more...