How to Make the Case for Investing in STD Prevention

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Investments in public health infrastructure have a real impact on STD outcomes—and now your jurisdiction can show it. Learn how CDC’s STD Prevention Allocation Consequences Estimator (SPACE Monkey) can help you estimate the impact of STD program budget changes on STD rates. Explore resources from ASTHO and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) to communicate your jurisdiction’s findings to key audiences.

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Learn More about CDC’s SPACE Monkey Tool (Video)
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Open to view video. What is SPACE Monkey? Check out this short video to learn more about the CDC tool that can help health agencies use local data to calculate the impact of STD program budget changes on disease burden, direct medical costs, and the reach of disease intervention specialists in your jurisdiction.
Communicate Your Data Using ASTHO and NCSD’s Customizable Factsheets (Guide)
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Open to download resource. Start here for instructions on how to use the customizable factsheets, jointly developed by ASTHO and NCSD. Learn how you can use the different factsheets to convey data outputs and promote through print and digital media.
Factsheet: Version 1
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Open to download resource. This full-color customizable factsheet includes messages about STD burden, medical spending, and disease intervention specialists. It’s great for printing professionally and use on websites and social media.
Factsheet: Version 2
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Open to download resource. This low-ink customizable factsheet includes messages about STD burden, medical spending, and disease intervention specialists. Use this factsheet if printer/paper quality and ink usage are a concern.
Factsheet: Version 3
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. This full-color customizable factsheet includes messages about STD burden and medical spending. It’s great for printing professionally and use on websites and social media.
Factsheet: Version 4
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. This low-ink customizable factsheet includes messages about STD burden and medical spending. Use this factsheet if printer/paper quality and ink usage are a concern.