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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

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

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On December 19th, 2013, the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) convened a small group of stakeholders from the policy, research, cancer, healthcare provider and sexual health fields to discuss potential policy actions to facilitate HPV/Pap co-testing, and adherence to screening guidelines.

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