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Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases

CDC awards $5.4 million for community approaches to STD prevention


CDC's Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARS) initiative to enable four funding recipients to extend the reach of prevention services

Using community engagement methods and partnerships to build local STD prevention and control capacity, the purpose of the CARS project is to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of innovative, interdisciplinary interventions to:

  • reduce STD disparities;
  • promote sexual health; and
  • advance community wellness.

The Division of STD Prevention is pleased to announce that it will award a total of $5.4 million through September, 2014. The awardees are:

  • University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio);
  • Virginia State Department of Health (Richmond City Health District);
  • Urban Affairs Coalition / Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program (Philadelphia); and
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

For more information about these projects please contact Norman A. Hayes (nhh9@cdc.gov), Public Health Analyst, Office of Health Equity, Division of STD Prevention.

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