Improving Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs through Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development, and Prevention Strategies (STD AAPPS)
CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) launched Improving Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs through Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development, and Prevention Strategies, or STD-AAPPS, in January of 2014. STD-AAPPS, which runs through December of 2018, provides funding to 50 states, 7 cities, and two territories to decrease the burden and long term health effects of STDs.
This initiative represents a new vision and path for STD and HIV prevention, as it provides grantees flexibility to direct resources to support STD prevention activities that reflect their local situation. Additionally, STD-AAPPS enhances program capacity and supports modernization of the STD public health work force.
As the healthcare delivery system changes, STD AAPPS provides a framework for STD programs to leverage opportunities created by the transformed healthcare environment:
- Improvement of STD surveillance, electronic laboratory reporting, electronic health record case reporting and integrated data systems;
- Expanded, enhanced meaningful use of data for public health purposes;
- Participation in public health department billing efforts to receive reimbursement for services provided;
- Foster collaboration between public health and primary care to identify new ways to expand STD prevention services and quality of existing services;
- Support collaboration with state Medicaid programs and health insurance exchanges.
STD AAPPS Supplemental FOA for Enhanced Evaluation - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The STD AAPPS Supplemental Funding for Enhanced Program Evaluation competitive supplemental Funding Opportunity Announcement will support enhanced evaluation of specific program strategies in selected project areas through the duration of the funding for STD AAPPS.
Program outcome measure guidance for STD-AAPPS awardees should be submitted to CDC’s Division of STD Prevention by September 30, 2014. The document includes two sections: program outcome measures that focus on select screening, treatment, and partner services-related activities; and an associated information section that will provide baseline knowledge for project areas’ assessment capacity and activities.
Webinar: Update on STD AAPPS Program Outcome Measures - May 8, 2014
CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), in collaboration with the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and various project areas, have been developing program outcome measures for STD AAPPS. DSTDP staff described changes made to the measures in response to feedback and presented the latest set for 2014.