National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)
Becky Griesse, MPH, CHES is the Adolescent Sexual Health Program Manager for the NCSD. She has over 15 years experience working in the field of adolescent sexual health. She is experienced in mobilizing communities, coordinating collaborative efforts, working with youth and training on reproductive and sexual health issues. Before coming to NCSD, Becky coordinated the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy in Virginia. Becky received a BS in Health Sciences from James Madison University and a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from George Washington University.
As we talk about the role we all play in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, let’s state the obvious: Parents are important.
How can we encourage youth to take control of their sexual health? Here’s one example: school-based STD screening.