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All Hands on Deck: Indiana’s Comprehensive STD Preparedness Plan Webinar
Please join HCET to learn the Indiana State Department of Health's new STD response plan. The plan outlines how public health professionals can use tools to help customize their own STD preparedness approaches for their local jurisdiction.
The recent sexually transmitted disease surveillance data released by the CDC shows that STDs in the United States hit an all-time high in 2018, making this the fifth consecutive year of increases. As these rates continue rising, it is essential that public health professionals in Indiana, as well as throughout the nation – can appropriately respond and engage in future emergent STD situations.
After viewing this webinar, attendees will understand:
The Indiana state government’s response plan to emergent STD situations
Surveillance of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea
Partnerships with Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Outreach Supplies program
Disease Intervention Specialist’s (DIS) response for STD preparedness
Partnerships with the Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Screening Program
Chlamydia and gonorrhea screening and treatment preparedness
Emily Fussell is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health. Emily has been working with the ISDH since 2017. She began working as a Disease Intervention Specialist in the Lafayette, Indiana region and quickly progressed into program management. Emily now serves Hoosiers at the state level as a STD Prevention Program Specialist in the state’s division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis.
Jeremy Musko graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Painting and a minor in Psychology. Jeremy started his career in public health as an HIV Case Manager and then became Quality Management Director at Step-Up, Inc., a nonprofit organization that does HIV testing and outreach. Jeremy has since moved into program management as an STD Prevention Program Specialist in the Indiana state’s division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis.
Madison Hensley is a Program Specialist for the STD division at the ISDH. Madison graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She worked with IU’s health department in sexual health outreach and prevention as part of her time in her undergraduate career. Madison also worked with Mental Health of America before on-boarding at ISDH.
Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS), local health department nurses and staff, emergency preparedness staff, licensed physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, community health workers, STD clinic testers, counselors, and other staff.