STD Syphilis Prevention Services
CSFA Number: 482-00-1022
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Danucha Brikshavana
(217) 782-2747
danucha.brikshavana@illinois.gov
Short Description
During 2015, men who have sex with other men (MSM) accounted for approximately 59% of reported syphilis cases in Illinois and represented the population at greatest risk of infection. The IDPH STD Program is seeking to award funds to increase syphilis testing among MSM. Agencies applying for funds must provide culturally competent, comprehensive onsite clinical healthcare services to MSM; perform a minimum of one thousand syphilis serologies annually; conduct STD prevention counseling and partner services by disease intervention specialists; and, have an established internet partner services program in place.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
NA
Objectives and Goals
Goal-1: Prevent and reduce the transmission of syphilis and resultant complications by achieving the following objectives, outcomes and associated work plans.

Objective 1: Employ the following staff during each month of the grant period to carry out activities funded by this grant: two disease intervention specialists spending 50 percent of budgeted work time on this project.

Objective 2: Reduce syphilis transmission by providing risk reduction education and screening to at least 800 suburban Cook County MSM at increased risk of infection and identifying and bringing to treatment MSM infected with syphilis.

Objective 3: Within 30 days after the end of each quarter (April 30, July 31, and October 31, 2017and January 31, 2018)submit a written report to the Department delineating progress toward achieving each grant objective, plans to improve outcomes for objectives that were not met during the preceding quarter, and a list of other activities conducted by the Grantee to prevent and reduce the transmission of syphilis

Goal-2: Provide high quality counseling and partner services to suburban Cook County residents infected and reported with early syphilis by achieving the following objectives, outcomes and associated work plans.

Objective 1: Reduce syphilis transmission by identifying and counseling at HBHC fixed site locations at least 25 Suburban Cook County MSM infected with syphilis and providing expedient and effective partner services resulting in at least eight sex partners receiving preventive treatment and at least 10 newly identified infected sex partners brought to treatment.

Objective 2: Provide up to 10 Internet sex partner notifications referred by the IDPH STD Program and provide a disposition to IDPH for each investigation within 30 days of initial referral.
Types of Assistance
Cooperative Agreements
Uses and Restrictions
NONE
Eligibility Requirements
Provide culturally competent, comprehensive onsite clinical health care services to MSM; perform a minimum of 1,000 syphilis serologies annually; conduct STD prevention counseling and partner services by disease intervention specialists; and establish internet partner services program.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The application will be reviewed, evaluated, and funded based on program needs as demonstrated through the application.

Award notices will be made to the agency contact in EGrAMS. The contact will receive an e-mail notification of the availability of the grant agreement for download and for signatures in EGrAMS.
Assistance Consideration
NA
Post Assistance Requirements
NA
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
NA
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $75,000
FY 2018 : $75,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
05180000HCook County Department of Public Health07/01/201906/30/2022262,500