In 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the STI National Strategic Plan. This ground breaking document is intended to “provide a roadmap for a broad range of stakeholders—including public health, health care, government, community-based organizations, educational institutions, researchers, private industry, and academia—to develop, enhance and expand STI prevention and care programs at the local, state, tribal and national levels over the next five years.”
The Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan – PDF (STI Plan) (1.8 MB) sets a vision as well as goals, objectives, and strategies to respond to this STI epidemic nationwide. However progress on the STI Plan requires local stakeholders to work in partnership to decide which goal are most applicable to their region and apply strategies to meet those goals.
During the fall of 2021, TPPP was fortunate to host a practicum student from Washington University in St. Louis who gathered information on what local stakeholders think are the most important goals and objectives for the greater St. Louis region. We are proud to share the full report with the response data from a survey of local stakeholders. Here are just a few of the key takeaways.
Local Stakeholders prioritized these three national goals:
- Prevent new STIs cases
- Improve the health of people by reducing adverse outcomes of STIs
- Reduce STI-related health disparities and health inequities
Local Stakeholders highlighted the following strategies as high priority:
- Expanding implementation of quality, comprehensive STI primary prevention activities
- Increasing awareness of STIs and sexual health
Local Stakeholders ranked the STIs in order of priority. The local ranking was:
Along with local testing and treatment data, these rankings can be used to create measurable goals for the region.
Download a one-pager with the STI National Plan Local Stakeholder Survey Key Takeaways
Download the full report here: Final TPPP National Strategic Plan Report