Release of First-Ever Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan
In December 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the first-ever STI National Strategic Plan (STI Plan). The STI Plan was developed through a robust process that included gathering feedback from stakeholders across health care and related fields. Partners throughout the federal government, as well as hundreds of non-federal stakeholders, including state, tribal, territorial, and local governments, researchers, health plans and providers, community groups, and national and local organizations that work in STI and related fields, helped shape the goals, objectives, and strategies in this plan.
The plan will serve as a roadmap to help federal and non-federal stakeholders at all levels, and in all sectors, reverse the sharp upward trends in STI rates and further address this growing public health epidemic.