Health Issues - STD Program
School-based STD Screening Guidelines
The guide was developed to help communities in rural Indian Country? implement school-based chlamydia screening projects. Concrete examples from Indian Country where screening had been implemented or attempted are provided including many of the lessons learned.
Jail STD Screening Guidelines [PDF - 2.2MB]
STD screening is one of many critical public health services that must be provided to high-risk incarcerated populations. STD screening is an effective jail-based screening program that will benefit both the health of individual detainees and the greater community.
STD Screening and Treatment Provider Tools
Model protocols and decision-making tools developed to guide the standard delivery of STD care to AI/AN. Tools were developed in collaboration with regional and tribal partners and supported through a grant provided by the National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC). The toolkit includes:
- Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) STD/HIV Program
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a tribally managed and operated nonprofit organization responsible for providing certain statewide health services for Alaska Natives. In an effort to reach at-risk youth, the ANTHC STD Program has developed a Native youth-focused STD prevention website: IKnowMine
- I Want The Kit
An internet-based STI intervention to promote education and testing developed by Johns Hopkins University and in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department and the Region III Infertility Prevention Project (IPP). The project provides free and confidential chlamydia testing kits available by phone or online for residents of Alaska, Denver, CO, Maryland, West Virginia, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, D.C., and select counties of Illinois
- Longhouse Media & Native Lens
Native Lens teaches digital filmmaking and media skills to indigenous youth as a form of self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change. We believe in Native youth telling their own stories about life, culture, and community, and understand the power of this process to change peoples' lives. Native Lens is engaged in strong partnerships with multiple tribes and Native organizations/schools to offer on-going workshops to Native youth both on and off reservations.
- National Coalition of STD Directors
The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is a partnership of public health professionals dedicated to the prevention of STDs. NCSD provides dynamic leadership that strengthens STD Programs by advocating for effective policies, strategies, and sufficient resources and by increasing awareness of their medical and social impact.
- National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers
The National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) is a CDC-funded group of regional centers created in partnership with health departments and universities. The PTCs are dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health.
- Project Red Talon
Project Red Talon provides STD training and program technical assistance to tribal medical providers, health professionals, and community health advocates while facilitating the implementation of STD prevention interventions and disseminates community outreach materials to NW tribes.
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