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The Impact of Budget Cuts on Sexually Transmitted Disease Programmatic Activities in State and Local Health Departments With Staffing Reductions in Fiscal Year 2012

Gift, Thomas L., PhD; Cuffe, Kendra M., MPH; Leichliter, Jami S., PhD

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000894

Staffing reductions in state and local health departments in fiscal year 2012 were concentrated in disease investigation specialists and clinicians (local) and disease investigation specialists and administrative staff (state). Local health departments with budget cuts were significantly more likely to report reduced partner services if they had staffing reductions.

Local and state health departments with staffing reductions were more likely to report reductions in programmatic activity than health departments with no staffing reductions.

From the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

The findings and conclusions in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Correspondence: Thomas L. Gift, PhD, Health Services Research and Evaluation Branch Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, MS E-80, Atlanta, GA 30333. E-mail:

Received for publication February 27, 2018, and accepted July 15, 2018.

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