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January 18, 2016

Re: Draft Recommendation Statement for Syphilis Infection in Nonpregnant Adults and
Adolescents: Screening

Dear U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Members---

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As stated in past NCSD Federal Policy Updates,  the federal government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) which expires tonight at midnight.
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This week, as part of our leadership on federal STD prevention funding, NCSD led a Coalition Letter signed by 120 other organizations asking Congress to fund the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the highest level possible and reject the devastating 20 percent cut proposed in the Senate Committee's bill.

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Last week, Congress passed and President Obama signed into Law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a legislative budget deal that raised the debt ceiling until March 5, 2017 and increased the budget caps by increasing discretionary spending by $80 million over two years.
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In late August, the Health and Resources Services Administration (HRSA) released a draft of their 340B Drug Pricing Program Omnibus Guidance.  A PDF version of the draft guidance can be found  here.  

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This week, President Obama signed a Continuing Resolution (CR) into law that keeps the federal government open until December 11th.

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This week, the Senate took its first steps towards avoiding a government shutdown by voting on a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the government open until December 11.  A CR needs to be passed by both chambers of Congress and signed by the President by October 1 to keep the federal government open.

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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

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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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