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Providing STD and Reproductive Health Services in a Rural Setting: The Story of the Durango High School’s School Based Health Center (NCSD Webinar)

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NCSD

In 2010, NCSD established a Rural Health Task Force as a means to address the challenges of providing STD services for rural populations and the unique issues these populations face, such as geographic isolation and assuring confidentiality in a small-town setting.  Adolescents seeking such services often face additional hurdles to care—irrespective of where they reside.  Many school- Read more...

Date Published: 
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIP) Resources for Providers

Organization: 
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs) can be a bridge to 2014 for some people with HIV.  HHS is making it easier and cheaper for patients to participate and we are fortunate that Ryan White funds, depending on the state, can pay for premiums and other costs.  Below are links to information and a sample letter for providers that Dr. Read more...

Date Published: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CDC Sexually Transmitted Infection Costs (STIC) Figure and User’s Manual

Organization: 
CDC-Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP)

An estimated 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur each year in the United States with an estimated cost of $12 to $20 billion (including HIV) in lifetime direct medical costs (in 2006 U.S. dollars). STI prevention programs can mitigate the health and economic burden of STIs. Read more...

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If you have questions regarding the use of the STIC Figure, please contact Dayne Collins at CDC (404-639-8188 or DCollins@cdc.gov).

Date Published: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CDC 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines Summary

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NCSD and National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC)

NCSD, in conjunction with the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC), is pleased to share the CDC 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines Summary. Read more...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Future of STD Prevention Webinar

Organization: 
CDC-Division of STD Prevention

Dr. Gail Bolan, longtime NCSD member and current Director of the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) at the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at CDC, presented on anticipated changes at DSTDP and how the division will engage with the field on a 90-minute webinar, The Future of STD Prevention. Read more...

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Legal/Policy Toolkit for Adoption and Implementation of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

Organization: 
CDC-Division of STD Prevention

In May 2010, NCSD and several of our members participated in a consultation, Legal and Policy Issues and Resources Related to Implementation of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT), hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention.  The resulting toolkit aims to a Read more...

Date Published: 
Monday, January 31, 2011

National SBHC Awareness Month

Organization: 
National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC)

February is National SBHC Awareness Month, and NCSD is partnering with the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) to help spread the word that school-based health centers (SBHCs) keep students healthy and learning.  More than 1,900 SBHCs across the country provide access to high quality, comprehensive medical care, mental health services, preventive ca Read more...

Date Published: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ASHWG Core Competencies for Adolescent Reproductive Health

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California Adolescent Sexual Health Workgroup (ASHWG)

The Core Competencies is a set of 54 descriptors in 5 domains that all providers might strive to possess in order to deliver effective, sensitive, and appropriate sexual and reproductive health programs and services to adolescents. Read more...

Date Published: 
Monday, September 27, 2010
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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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Sexually transmitted disease (STD) programs do an enormous amount of work to protect the public’s health with continually declining resources. There are many opportunities associated with the evolution of health care in the United States.

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The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) are pleased to launch “Addressing Stigma: A Blueprint for HIV/STD Prevention and Care Outcomes for Black and L

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