Welcome to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program website.
The NDDoH STD program receives funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve STD programs through assessment, assurance and policy development. For each of these core public health functions, there are activities essential to STD programs. These key activities include:
- Monitor the incidence and estimated prevalence of STDs in the state. Diseases that are monitored include: chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.
- Utilize surveillance data to better characterize STD risks and identify disproportionately affected populations.
- Assess the risks for STD infection and develop effective STD prevention programs. These programs include partner notification and linkage to care.
- Justify necessary federal funding to support continued STD prevention, services and surveillance activities.
The essential activities aim to reduce the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis; improve the integration of STD services into clinical care across the health care system; increase access to STD services for those populations most at-risk; and reduce the threats of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, other emerging STDs and congenital syphilis.