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Webinar: Engaging with Tribal Communities in Responding to STDs

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join ASTHO, NACCHO, and NCSD for this webinar on Engaging with Tribal Communities in Responding to STDs: An Update on the Indian Health Service’s STD Surveillance Report & How Health Departments Can Collaborate with Tribal Organizations. 

Participants will learn more about national surveillance data for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among American Indian/Alaska Native populations at the national level, and key actions state/local health agencies can take to build and strengthen partnerships with tribal communities to prevent and control STDs. The webinar will highlight the South Dakota Department of Health’s collaboration with tribal health, the Indian Health Service, and Public Health Nursing and describe successes from the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center. REGISTER.


  • Provide an overview of national STD trends among American Indian/Alaska Native populations, including considerations for state and local health agency programmatic planning.
  • Highlight activities and lessons learned from the South Dakota Department of Health STD program’s partnerships with tribal communities.
  • Describe the role of Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs), and specific experiences from the Great Plains TEC in collaborating with health agencies and other local partners to address STD rates within tribal communities.

Featured Speakers:

  •  Andria Apostolou, PhD, MPH, Indian Health Service (IHS) National STD Program Lead/Senior Epidemiologist, Indian Health Service
  • Amanda Gill, MS, STD Program Director for the South Dakota Department of Health
  • PJ Beaudry, MPH. Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (GPTEC) Director


April 10
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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