Community STD Taskforce Meetings
Convene a Community STD taskforce with at least one representative from the healthcare, schools and universities, faith-based, and adolescent and young adult (ages 15-29) communities to help address the current rise in STD rates by June 30, 2017.
STD Taskforce Meetings
The Community STD taskforce will meet biannually by June 30, 2021.
Why is this important?
San Bernardino County reported over 21,000 cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) in 2018, with large increases in gonorrhea and syphilis. STDs increased 3% from 2017 and continue to show a steady increase, with the county ranking among the highest in numbers of STD cases in the United States (2018 Annual Morbidity Report, Department of Public Health).
What are we working on?
We convened an STD Taskforce with representatives from different community and agency groups. The goal is to raise awareness and look for interventions to decrease the STD rates in our county in partnership with the community and other organizations.
How are we doing?
Our objective is to convene the taskforce at least twice every fiscal year. We also track attendance of community taskforce members. The attendees include: providers, health agency representatives, community organizations, school representatives and youth.
What can you do?
- Continue to work with and create partnerships with community providers, schools, universities, non-profit organizations and other county agencies for testing, treatment and prevention education.
- Continue to raise awareness on the issue of STDs, its effects on the individual and community.
- Provide resources for testing and treatment.
Last Update: 06/27/2019