Fighting STDs with Intention in St. Louis

Despite the efforts of local public health agencies, healthcare providers, community-based organizations and many other partners and stakeholders, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis rates in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) are on the rise. The St. Louis MSA is a geographic region comprised of…

Providing lactation services in 20 rural counties in KS

LAACT Action provides prenatal breastfeeding education and lactation consultations for mothers throughout 20 counties in Central & Western Kansas with no cost sharing. Through a 3 year grant awarded by the Kansas Health Foundation, this project provides much needed assistance to mothers in rural settings…

Six Compelling Reasons to Include People with Disabilities at the Emergency Planning Table

Emergency preparedness is an essential part of public health. In a disaster, emergency preparedness becomes emergency response – evacuating individuals from flooded areas, distributing food and water to towns wrecked by a tornado, controlling the spread of a disease, or decontaminating areas after an attack.…

Fighting Rising STI Rates in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County (MD) is seeing a steady rise in sexually transmitted infections (STI) rates, primarily affecting the 15- to 24- year-old age group. To combat the high rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s (AACDOH) HIV/STD Prevention and Care…