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Listening Session 1: Inform the STD Federal Action Plan
April 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
In 2017, rates of STDs reached an all-time high among males and females and all racial and ethnic groups. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) is coordinating, along with other federal partners, the development of an inaugural federal action plan for STD prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment designed to meet substantial, achievable, measurable goals to improve outcomes and employ strategies that maximize long-term population impact.
To help inform the development of the STD Federal Action Plan, OHAIDP is hosting this listening session to gather input on what strategies can be implemented by federal agencies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, coordination, accountability, and impact of our federal response to increasing rates of STDs. Feedback will inform the development of the federal action plan.
- How should the federal government address the rising rates of STDs?
- What strategies can be implemented by federal agencies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, coordination, accountability, and impact of our national response to the increasing rates of STDs for all priority populations?
- What are the barriers to people getting the quality STD health services they deserve? What strategies can be implemented by federal agencies to overcome these barriers?
- How can federal agencies influence, design and implement STD-related policies, services and programs in innovative and culturally-responsive ways for priority populations?
- How can the federal government help to reduce STD-associated stigma and discrimination?
NACCHO will be participating in both listening sessions and submitting written comments and we encourage local health departments to join and submit comments to directly share their experience and knowledge as the frontlines in preventing and treating STDs to inform this plan!
REGISTER FOR THE SESSION (required). If you can’t attend, a second listening session is scheduled for May 9.