The debate over a short-term funding bill that will keep the government open for the coming months continues in Washington, D.C. As was mentioned in last week’s NCSD Federal Policy Update, much of the current debate centers around funding for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After some deba
Today, the House of Representative passed a fiscal year 2014 Continuing Resolution (CR) that would keep the government running until December 15. This bill strips all funding from the Affordable Care Act and funds the government at essentially its current level ($986 billion). Stripping the funding for the ACA as part of the CR bill is the key difference
This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked-up its fiscal year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations bill, which is the bill that funds most federal health spending, including funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Next week, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill is scheduled to be marked up both subcommittee and full committee. The LHHS Appropriations bill provides for most federal health care funding, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Senate’s bill is widely expected to be the “high-water mark” for LHHS programs, as the Senat
As we continue to expand our state policy work, the NCSD state policy team has been very busy lately working with a number of NCSD members and partners at the state level on issues around STD prevention. Below is a highlight of some of NCSD’s recent work with members and partners.
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