On Tuesday, March 4, President Obama sent his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request to Congress. This budget includes a $7 million funding increase for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prev
This week, Congress passed a fiscal year (FY) 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill that keeps the government open until October 1, 2014. This bill partly offsets some the drastic sequestration cuts felt by most programs last year. This bill is now being sent to President Obama, who is
This week, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a budget deal that replaces a portion of the sequester cuts for fiscal year (FY) 2014 and FY2015 and also sets top-line federal funding numbers for those two years. This deal likely averts another government shutdown in January.
As you likely heard, a deal was struck this week that funded the government for three months and raised the debt ceiling, thereby re-opening the federal government and avoiding a default on our credit by the federal government.
This week marked the second week of a federal government shutdown. And as we inch closer to the October 17th federal debt ceiling deadline, the first “thaw” came in the current political stalemate. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he would offer a temporary debt ceiling increase of six weeks, to continue negotiations over government funding fo
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.
NCSD is pleased to announce a new state-based resource—a new factsheet titled “Chlamydia in the South: Raising the Bar for Everyone.” This piece also outlines how, through investments in state STD programs, we can do better on this healt