Several organizations are committed to raising STD awareness, including:
The American College Health Association
(ACHA), provides advocacy, education, communications, products, and services to
college health professionals and promotes research and culturally competent practices
to enhance its members' ability to advance the health of all students and the campus
The American Sexual Health Association
(ASHA) is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families, and communities,
with a focus on preventing sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences.
The Indian Health Service (IHS),
an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible
for providing health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS is
the principal federal healthcare provider and health advocate for Indian people,
and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level.
The Internet and STD Center
of Excellence is a research effort to explore, identify, implement, and
evaluate innovative technologies and applications that show promise in addressing
sexually transmitted disease prevention. These applications may target patients,
clinicians, epidemiologists, public health workers, researchers, and/or other interested
parties. The focus of the Center is on Internet-based applications, but other technologies
may be considered.
The Kaiser Family Foundation is
a nonprofit, private operating foundation focusing on the major healthcare issues
facing the United States. Kaiser develops and helps run large-scale public health
information campaigns in the United States and around the world. These currently
focus on HIV/AIDS, with an emphasis on reaching young people. Together, Kaiser's
campaigns reach tens of millions of people annually, and have won multiple Emmy
and Peabody awards in recent years.
MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment
at the intersection of music, creativity, and youth culture. For over 26 years,
MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries, giving each new
generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs, and unites on every
platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one-rated, 24-hour, ad-supported
cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit
growth in 2007, and MTV launched 15 dynamic online communities and 8 new virtual
worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space, delivering
90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU,
and MTV Tr3s, each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music
fans, college students, and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part
of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading
creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Wanna know more?
Come on in… http://www.mtvpress.com.
The National Chlamydia Coalition
is comprised of national organizations and government representatives dedicated
to elevating the importance of Chlamydia screening and treatment, and increasing
screening rates among adolescents and young adults.
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.
Partnership for Prevention
is a membership organization of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government
agencies advancing policies and practices to prevent disease and improve the health
of all Americans. The organization seeks to increase investment in preventing disease
and promoting health and to make prevention a national priority.
Planned Parenthood Federation
of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive
healthcare advocate and provider. Planned Parenthood’s nearly 880 affiliate
health centers, run by committed professional staff, provide the highest quality
family planning and reproductive healthcare to women, men, and teens across the
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