Other Public Health Programs


The US has the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among industrialized nations, with about 19 million new infections each year. Almost half of these infections are among adolescents and young adults aged 15-24. NFPRHA believes in addressing STD/HIV prevention through a framework that is positive, evidence-based, and public health-based.


NFPRHA works closely with federal and state coalition partners to secure funds for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The division works to eliminate, prevent, and control disease, disability, and death caused by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. 

Housed within NCHHSTP, the Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) assists state, territorial, and large city health departments across the country in providing direct delivery of STD-prevention and control services. In 1988, DSTDP and the Office of Population Affairs joined together to create the “Infertility Prevention Project” which funded chlamydia and gonorrhea screening and treatment services for low-income women attending family planning and STD clinics, including many NFPRHA members. A key goal of this project was to reduce the incidences of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a disease that can result from untreated chlamydia and gonorrhea and can cause infertility in women.

In January 2013, the DSTDP published a new funding opportunity, which changed some aspects of its STD prevention funding efforts, including the IPP project. Organizations that had been receiving funding from the previous grant were required to re-apply for the new opportunity, discontinuing the IPP project in its initial form.   

FY 2015 Funding Chart (in millions)


FY 2015 Final

FY 20156enacted

Change from

FY 2016 President's 

FY 2016
Senate Labor-HHS Appropriation

FY 2016 House

CDC HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, 

STD, and TB Prevention







CDC Division of STD Prevention



No Change




(Ryan White AIDS Programs)








Other Resources

For additional resources & information, access NFPRHA fact sheets and federal comments by issue or read NFPRHA's publications. 



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