Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Program

Additional Resources

Requests for Pamphlets and Education Materials

  • To request pamphlets and/or education materials, please email Lauren Young.

Statutes, Rules & Plans

Resources for Public Health Departments

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

  • STD and HIV Training Links from the CDC
    This CDC website offers a variety of training and training resource links for STD and HIV clinical, behavioral and prevention training information, including the CDC Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians - a course collection of seven web-based educational modules, each based on a specific STD topic. Each module is considered to be an individual course, and as many modules as desired can be completed. Free continuing education credit is available. Among the other materials available is a collection of clinical slides of STD symptoms. The STD Clinical slides depict symptoms for 9 sexually transmitted diseases. The slides are available in ready-to-use Microsoft PowerPoint slide shows or as individual graphic files for inclusion in slide shows or documents. Warning! The clinical slides contain graphic images of the symptoms of sexually transmitted disease and are not appropriate for all audiences.
    CDC TRAIN, a component of the CDC Learning Connection, provides access to learning products for the public health community, which includes public health agencies, as well as hospitals, clinics, private practices, community-based organizations, and individuals who work to improve a population's health. Through this site, you can:
    • Locate and register for courses listed by CDC course providers and participating TRAIN affiliate sites;
    • Track your learning through a single transcript that can include both TRAIN and non-TRAIN courses;
    • Access helpful materials, provide course reviews, participate in discussions to improve your learning experience; and
    • Stay informed about the latest public health learning for your community of practice.
  • CDC Program Operations Guidelines
    These guidelines for STD prevention program operations are based on the essential functions contained in the Comprehensive STD Prevention Systems (CSPS) program announcement. The guidelines are divided into chapters that follow the eight major CSPS sections plus a chapter on areas of special emphasis. The purpose of these guidelines is to further STD prevention by providing a resource to assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of STD prevention and control programs. The target audience for these guidelines is public health personnel and other persons involved in managing STD prevention programs.
  • Exploring the Link Between HPV & Cervical Cancer
    The California Family Health Council sponsored this course to support health care providers in learning about HPV, its link to cervical cancer and ways to screen, treat and help their clients prevent HPV. This online training module is a recording of an audio conference broadcast November 14, 2006. Downloadable course materials include PowerPoint visuals, an audio recording, and written course materials.
  • Syphilis in the HIV-infected Patient
    The International AIDS Society USA introduces a case about an HIV-infected man with possible sexually transmitted disease coinfection and presents 5 clinical decision points, each focusing on a case-management objective. At each decision point, learners should select the option that they believe is most sound and then read the presenter's explanation of that option. Choosing the best option leads to an extended discussion of the medical evidence and practice considerations related to the case-management objective. Free CME is available.
  • Sexual Exposure ChartPDF
    This gives a visual representation of the exposure of an individual based on the number of partners they have had.
  • The California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
    is an integral part of a national network of training centers offering dynamic continuing education. Clinical, behavioral interventions, partner services and program support courses are designed to enhance the STD/HIV knowledge and skills of medical, health, and community professionals.
  • National Prevention Information Network
    The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the U.S. reference and referral service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN collects, catalogs, processes, and electronically disseminates materials and information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB to organizations and people working in those disease fields in international, national, state, and local settings. All NPIN services are designed to facilitate sharing of information and resources on education and prevention services, published materials, research findings, and trends among users.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections information from the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • NNPTC Online Case Series
    A series of interactive STD case presentations designed for clinicians who provide care for STD patients. Provided by the STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers.
  • Taking a Sexual History
    In this video from the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Linda Creegan, FNP, MS, instructs you on how to ask patients clinically important questions about their sexual health and risks for STD and HIV in a clear and respectful manner. (18 minutes / no CME)
  • New Gonorrhea Treatment Recommendations
    In this video from the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Ina Park, MD, MS, discusses antibiotic resistance among Neisseria gonorrhea isolates and highlights the CDC's current treatment recommendations for gonorrhea infections. (15 minutes/no CME)
  • Syphilis Management
    In this video from the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Sharon Adler, MD, MPH, provides an update on current diagnosis and management of syphilis infection. (15 minutes/no CME)
  • Delivery of the HIV Positive Test Result
    This one-hour online course presents a 3-step method for giving a positive HIV test result in a clinical setting. Three brief videos model the use of this approach. (one hour / CME available)

Other Resources

  • It's Your Sex Life - GYT (Get Yourself Tested)
    Responding to the fact that one in two young people will get a sexually transmitted disease (STD) by age 25 - and most won't know it - the GYT campaign is a youthful, empowering social movement to reduce the spread of STDs among young people through information; open communication with partners, health care providers, and parents; and testing and treatment as needed. Find a toolkit with various materials to enhance your own campaign such as buttons, stickers, videos and t-shirts at this site.
  • Youth Social Marketing Toolkit
    The Youth Social Marketing Toolkit from the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center provides an overview of how agencies with limited financial resources can develop a social marketing campaign that reaches youth and young adults. The information provided on this site will guide you through the many decisions that must be made throughout this process with practical examples from the field of sexual and reproductive health.
  • Disparities in HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB
    Despite prevention efforts, some groups of people are affected by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB more than other groups of people. The occurrence of these diseases at greater levels among certain population groups more than among others is often referred to as a health disparity. Differences may occur by gender, race or ethnicity, education, income, disability, geographic location and sexual orientation among others. Social determinants of health like poverty, unequal access to health care, lack of education, stigma, and racism are linked to health disparities.
  • National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)
    is a partnership of public health professionals dedicated to the prevention of STDs. NCSD provides dynamic leadership that strengthens STD Programs by advocating for effective policies, strategies, and sufficient resources and by increasing awareness of their medical and social impact.
  • National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
    The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) represents the nation's chief state health agency staff who have programmatic responsibility for administering HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis healthcare, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments. NASTAD is dedicated to reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis infections in the U.S. and its territories, providing comprehensive, compassionate, and high-quality care to all persons living with HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis, and ensuring responsible public policies.
  • American Social Health Association
    is America's authority for sexual health information. ASHA specializes in communications outreach to the public, patients, press, providers, and policy makers by developing and delivering sensitive health information through many vehicles such as our websites I Wanna Know! for teens and young adults, and Quierosaber (Spanish version).
  • STD Prevention Online
    This is a free, interactive web-based application that aims to enhance communications between people who work in sexually transmitted disease (STD)/HIV prevention research, policy, and programming, with the ultimate goal of fostering the implementation of state-of-the art prevention interventions and helping stop the transmission/acquisition of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
    NACCHO's vision is health, equity, and well-being for all people in their communities through public health policies and services. NACCHO's mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives.
  • Public Health Reports
    This is the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service
  • Cardea Services
    Formerly the Center for Health Training, Cardea Services plays an important role helping organizations open the door to providing quality client services and meeting community needs. Cardea Services provides infrastructure support to the Region IX Infertility Prevention Project (IPP) advisory committee.
  • Healthy People 2020 - Sexually Transmitted Disease