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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

NCSD has received multiple requests for information about sexual transmission of the Zika virus.  We understand that several state and local STD programs are not included in discussions about Zika response, or about sexual transmission of cases. 

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NCSD is pleased to release an infographic designed to help explain the amazing work of Disease Intervention Specialists and others who perform contact tracing for STDs.  The infogra

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Dear NCSD Members and Partners—

April is just around the corner and that means, STD Awareness Month! To mark STD Awareness Month and raise our collective voices, NCSD has planned a number of activities that create opportunities for you to get engaged!

1. Virtual Hill Day for STD Prevention: April 26th

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