Preventive Health Services_Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Grants

To reduce morbidity and mortality by preventing cases and complications of sexually transmitted diseases (STD).

Project grants under Section 318c awarded to State and local health departments emphasize the development and implementation of nationally uniform prevention and control programs which

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focus on disease intervention activities designed to reduce the incidence of these diseases, with applied research, demonstration, and public and professional education activities supporting these basic program activities authorized under Section 318b of the Public Health Service Act.
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Examples of Funded Projects

The majority of official State Health Departments (California, Michigan, Texas) and many large local health departments (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), have ongoing disease control programs utilizing these grants.

Sexually transmitted disease project funds supplement the detection and prevention components of the STD control efforts of State and local government agencies.

Activities include reporting, screening, case finding and case follow-up activities, interstate epidemiologic referral, and education activities.

The provision of diagnostic/treatment services for STD are not normally supported by project funds and are considered the responsibility of the grantee organization.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

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