The purpose of the requested funds is primarily to enhance multiple aspects of syphilis response, with
some support also for hepatitis C and HIV response, and for overall program policy and structure.
¿ Pregnancy abstractors will increase our understanding of the epidemiology of syphilis in
pregnant people and in the people born to them.
¿ The surveillance consultant role will support DIS and others in focusing on highest priority
investigations for disease intervention.
¿ The care connector role and the public health nurse to be employed by Yakima Health District
will enhance syphilis treatment and prevention outcomes in one of our hardest hit regions.
¿ The program infrastructure consultant will support modernization of program policy and
structure to harmonize with forthcoming outbreak response policy and to meet the challenges
of current disease response needs.