Author Archives: Samantha Ritter

STD Awareness Month 2019: Treat them Right through Patient-Centered STD Clinics

Historic rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) indicate that something about our response isn’t working. In fact, maybe even many things aren’t working. One thing is certain — not all clinical encounters are patient-centered. There…

Resources: Connecting Public Health and Education to Prevent Adolescent HIV/STIs

NACCHO recently completed a project to increase the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) and local education agencies (LEAs) to work in partnership to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescents. Primary goals…