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As has been noted in recent NCSD Federal Policy Updates, the Senate's fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill contains a proposed

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As noted in last week’s NCSD Federal Policy Update, the Senate marked up the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Bill in subcommittee and full committee this week. 

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Next Tuesday, June 7th, the Senate’s Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee will mark-up their fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations bill.  The LHHS bill is the bill that funds all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The FY17 LHHS bill will then be marked up in the full Senate Committee on Thursday, June 9th.

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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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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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