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PHE-340 Milestone Four: Draft of Recommendations and ReflectionPHE-340 Final Project Milestone FourStephanie WaiteSouthern New Hampshire UniversityProfessor Suzanne Lineberry8-2-2020
PHE-340 Milestone Four: Draft of Recommendations and ReflectionIV.RecommendationsCommunity-Level StakeholdersThe prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases has increased because of social inequality, poverty, and lack of education. Community based STD programs have been implemented to help combat the rise in STD’s, specifically Chlamydia, in the teen and adolescentpopulation. By targeting this specific high-risk group in low income areas, we can help to combatthe spread. These program interventions need to address the social determinants with STD’s and focus on education, prevention, and treatment. By starting with high schools and community health centers, we can get a direct line and have a significant impact on educating teens and adolescents about STD’s and safer sex practices.State AgencyThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established a program known as the Community Approach to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARS). CARS provide healthcare facilities with support of planning, implementation, and evaluation to identify societal issues, promote personal health, and advance community wellness. They are enhancing STD and personal health services for teens, adolescents and young adults, including men who have sex with men and LGBT youth. These take into consideration both the individual and structural