Kick off your STD Engage 2019 experience with an inspiring look at the transformational impact that STD and sexual health professionals and communities have, especially when serving diverse populations who most need opportunities to move the needle on STD prevention. As we approach the roll-out of the federal plan to end the STD epidemic in America, it is important that we hear from our Federal leaders on plans for implementation. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be joined by voices from DIS, STD Clinics, and consumers to discuss the best ways to impact, innovate, and engage.
-ADM Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
-Dr. Gail Bolan, Director, Division of STD Prevention, CDC
-Inner Hoe Uprising
Innovations in Health Equity: STD Directors Leading the Way
Striving for health equity must be a leader-driven priority that addresses social determinants of health and confronts inequities within institutions and systems. STD directors in states and cities are uniquely positioned to address disparities in sexual health and this session will explore case studies and the leadership skills required to drive innovation and lasting impact.
-Leo Parker, Tennessee Department of Health
-Brandi Roberts, Arkansas Department of Health
-Rebecca Scranton, Arizona Department of Health Services
-Danny Brikshavana, Illinois [Moderator]
What's in it for You? Driving Changes & Innovation: Federal STD Studies & Plans
Washington, D.C. is abuzz with terms like “federal action plans,” “national strategies,” and national think tank studies. In the next year, end HIV and hepatitis plans will be implemented in addition to the first-ever federal STI action plan. Important national studies are also underway. What’s in it
for you and how will these efforts impact your day to day work?
-Cynthia Heckman, National Academy of Public Administration
-Carol Jimenez, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
-Chaquetta Johnson, Louisiana Department of Health
-Stephanie Arnold Pang, National Coalition of STD Directors [Moderator]
Rolling Back of Protections for LGBT Individuals and Impact on Sexual Health
Over the last few years, a number of legal and health-related protections for LGBT individuals have been rolled back. How is this reality impacting STD services and prevention efforts for this key STD prevention population and what are possible next steps?
• Sean Cahill, Fenway Institute
• Deborah Dunn, LGBT Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care
• Hector Vargas, GLMA
• Josh Ferrer, Oregon Public Health Division [Moderator]
To close this year’s conference, NCSD’s David Harvey will summarize and recap the ideas put forward throughout the past few days as well as celebrate the accomplishments of the field. Conference attendees are welcome to share ideas, inspirations, and recognitions related to this year’s theme that they have gathered during their conference experience.
• David C. Harvey, NCSD
• Beth Butler, PA
• Alberto Perez, California PTC
• Dr. Alan Katz, Hawaii
• Marjorie Prezzy, South Carolina
• Najjuwah Walden, Washington University in St. Louis
• TJ Rivetti, UrSure