Stemming the Rising Tide of STDs through Partnerships and Comprehensive Strategies (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

13 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on October 19, 2020.

Training Overview

This presentation will cover the rising rates of STDs in the United States, drivers of these rates and innovative approaches to mitigate these trends. The role of STDs in Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) and the impact of COVID-19 on STD trends will also be discussed.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer

Dr. Bolan is Director of the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, she completed her training in internal medicine at the University of Virginia, in infectious diseases at Tufts New England and Stanford Medical Centers and in medical epidemiology as a CDC EIS officer in the Respiratory and Special Pathogens Branch.  Prior to joining CDC, she served as the Chief of the STD Control Branch at the California Department of Public Health.   

Dr. Bolan is a leader in the field of STD Prevention and is recognized for her contributions in applied STD prevention research and implementation of science-based STD programs.  Dr. Bolan has over 175 scientific publications.  She has served on the CDC HIV/STD Prevention Advisory Committee and OID Board of Scientific Counselors, the Executive Committee of ASTDA, and Board of Directors of NCSD and ASHA.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss 3 drivers of recent STI trends in the United States
  • Describe 2 approaches STD programs can use to contribute to EHE
  • List 1 STD program innovation to test and treat STDs in the era of COVID-19


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Stemming the Rising Tide of STDs through Partnerships and Comprehensive Strategies (On-demand webinar)
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