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President Obama is scheduled to release his fiscal year (FY) 2016 Budget Proposal on Monday.  The release of the President's Budget will begin the fiscal year 2016 budget and appropriations process.  While the budget request does not alter federal funding (as Congress determines the federal budget and appropriations), it does show the priorities of the Administration and serves as a s

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Earlier this fall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Draft Framework for Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) which, if enacted as currently written, will have significant and adverse impacts on access to extragenital sexually transmitte

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Earlier this week, the fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding bill, the Consolidated and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, and accompanying  report language was made public.  As sta

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As noted in past NCSD Federal Policy Updates, the federal government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) that expires on December 11.

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With Election Day behind us, work with continue in earnest to prepare for the Lame Duck session of Congress, which needs to, among other things, pass fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding.  This current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires on December 11, so Congress will either need to pass another CR or a full year funding bill by then.

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As work has been going on behind the scenes on final FY 2015 funding while Congress has been on recess for the Election, NCSD has also joined a number of coalition letters to Congress and the Administration supporting funding priorities for FY 2015.  This week, NCSD joined letters regarding HIV and STD prevention and care funding, sexual health promotion programs, the Division of Adolescen

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The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is continuing its commitment to fight HPV-related (human papillomavirus) disease with the launch of a nationwide survey of safety net STD clinics. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Diseases associated with HPV include genital warts and cervical, anal, and oral-pharyngeal cancer, among others.

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This week, the House Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers (R- KY) released a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will keep the government functioning at the current top-line funding level ($1.012 trillion) through December 11.

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Highlighted Resources

NCSD is proud to announce the release of its 2013 STD and HIV Legislative Highlights and Analysis.

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Insurance reimbursement from patients, including those newly covered through recent changes in the health car

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The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) in partnership with the American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association (ASTDA) hosted a webinar: Point of Care Testing-Where Are We Going?  

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