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Congress returned to Washington, DC this week from the August recess with quite a lot on its plate.  This month, Congress will need to either pass 12 Appropriations Bills or a Continuing Resolution before September 30th to keep the government open, and a number of Members of Congress have called for shutting down the federal government unless all federal funding to Planned Parenthood is ha

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Hopefully you are aware that the Senate’s FY2016 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) bill currently contains a $32 million cut to the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at the CDC.  NCSD will be engaging in targeted and increased outreach in the coming weeks to reverse this cut, and to do so, we need the essential information from you, our members:

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This week the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up its fiscal year (FY) 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill in both Subcommittee and Committee.  Hopefully you saw the email that was sent to all members earlier this week, but the news is not good—the bill contains a devastating $32 million cut to the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), a 20% reduction.

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Late in April, House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and E&C Committee Member Rep.

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Across the country, NCSD member health departments are taking part in efforts to assure that policies are in place that allow them to do the best STD prevention and treatment work possible.  The last few states that do not explicitly allow Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT), members and partners are working on policy changes to address it.  At the same time, increases in congenital syphi

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This week, the House Appropriations Labor Health and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee released their fiscal year 2016 LHHS funding bill.  The bill reduces current funding by $3.7 billion and is $14.6 billion below the President’s budget request for programs

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On May 27, NCSD was pleased to join with colleague organizations, the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) and the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), to submit joint comments to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on a draft research plan on herpes screening.

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On May 22, NCSD submitted comments to the Office of National AIDS Policy on its update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), outlining why other S

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On March 27, the White House released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, which is a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of an

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This week, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed their budget proposals.  As noted in last week’s NCSD Federal Policy Update,  both of these bills maintain sequestration for FY2016, repeal the Affordable Care Act, and increase defense spending through the use o

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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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