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[ Recorded presentation ] Recorded presentation

STD Prevention Program Planning in the Context of Declining Funds, Increasing Bureaucratic Oversight and Crumbling Public Health Infrastructure

Kim Seechuk, MPH, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-27, Atlanta, GA 30333, 404-639-8339, KSeechuk@cdc.gov

Infrastructure is a frequently used term in public health, yet a common understanding of the term and support of essential infrastructure for STD prevention, as well as other public health activities, is sorely lacking. Though any sound program should include thoughtful planning and rigorous evaluation, basic capacity and infrastructure are required to translate science into program advances. Using a logic model approach, an ideal STD program infrastructure will be compared to a “Reality” logic model to demonstrate why and how eroding support for core infrastructure activities in STD prevention stifle program innovation and advancement.

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  • At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to

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    [ Recorded presentation ] Recorded presentation

    Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections During an Era of Declining Funds and Crumbling Public Health Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

    The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA