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STD Program Management

CDC has published STD Program Operation Guidelines that will help public health personnel and other people involved in STD prevention design, implement, and evaluate STD prevention and control programs. This section of the NPIN site summarizes the key components of the STD Program Operation Guidelines and links to sources of additional information.

Because STD prevention programs exist in highly diverse, complex, and dynamic social health settings, the availability of resources and services will vary widely among the different project areas. Therefore, these guidelines should be adapted to local area needs.

Additional Information on Program Management

Guideline Topic Area Guidelines Include
Overview (PDF) Information on the STD Program Operation Guidelines
Leadership and Program Management (PDF) Information on leadership, strategic planning, program management, resource development, advocacy, media relations, legislation, partnerships, and collaborations.
Program Evaluation (PDF) A brief description of program evaluation and describes how evaluation can be used to help reach program goals and objectives.
Surveillance and Data Management (PDF) The objectives of an STD surveillance system, the components and operation of such a system, and case definitions for selected STDs.

Read more about STD Surveillance and Data Management.
Training and Professional Development (PDF) Information on the training process and the professional/career development process.
Medical and Laboratory Services (PDF) Information on clinic procedures and management, laboratory procedures and management, standard precautions, CLIA, venipuncture, DIS services, quality assurance, reporting, and screening.
Partner Services (PDF) Information on pre-interview activities, types of interviews, post-interview activities, partner notification strategies, quality assurance, and community-based outreach.

Read more about STD Counseling, Testing, and Referral.
Community and Individual Behavior Change Interventions (PDF) A menu of options for program managers who are seeking ways to implement community and individual behavior change interventions. These options should be tailored to the individual program based on an analysis of local risk issues.

Read more about STD Education and Outreach and Campaigns and Initiatives.
Outbreak Response Plan (PDF) Information on outbreak detection, investigation, response, and evaluation.
Areas of Special Emphasis (PDF) Information on corrections, adolescents, managed care, STD/HIV interaction, syphilis elimination, and high-risk populations. These areas of special emphasis have direct relevance to multiple essential functions of a comprehensive STD prevention program and represent high-priority prevention opportunities.

Read more about Communities at Risk.

Additional Information on Program Management

STD Program Performance Measures
From CDC's Division of STD Prevention

STD Program Adaptation and Partner Engagement Resource Kit
From the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Program Tools
From CDC

A Guide For The Leaders Of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs): Increasing Awareness About Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) (PDF)
From CDC

Mobilizing Community-Based Organizations to Help Eliminate Syphilis Among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM): A Community Mobilization Guide (PDF)
From CDC

Business Process Management Model (BPMM)
From CDC

From CDC, an application provided to State and local health departments, upon request. The intent of this application is to address the most common issues facing an STD program in its efforts to manage the data that it receives from labs, providers, clinics, disease intervention specialists (DIS), etc.

Page Last Updated: April 12, 2013

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