CAI was awarded funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to serve as the Sexually Transmitted Disease-Related Reproductive Health Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Center (STDRHPTTAC) for Region II (New York State, New York City, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.) This project built on the work CAI has performed for over 17 years as the Administrator for the Infrastructure Region II Infertility Prevention Project (IPP).
The goal of the Region II STDRHPTTAC was to improve the quality of sexual and reproductive health services provided to adolescents and young adults, and men who have sex with men (MSM). The Center provided specialized Technical Assistance and Training (TTA) designed to strengthen and improve the capacity of state, local, territorial, and tribal STD and FP programs in three areas:
1) Collection and utilization of prevalence monitoring data to improve STD-related community outcomes
2) Implementation and enhancement of systems to bill and reimburse for STD-related services to support program sustainability
3) Application of best practices in the delivery of high quality STD and STD-related reproductive health services