What is the Syphilis Elimination Project?
Faced with alarming increases in syphilis in the state, the Minnesota Department of Health in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control created the Syphilis Elimination Project. The project brings together health care providers, community leaders and national, state and local public health agencies with the goal of reducing and eliminating syphilis from our community.
The Syphilis Elimination Project works to:
- increase community involvement especially in those communities most at risk;
- create a rapid outbreak response plan to address new outbreaks;
- enhance and coordinate surveillance within MDH; and
- assist health care providers to better serve their at risk patients.
Visit the national SEE effort Attention: Non-MDH link
For more information on syphilis, call 651-201-5414
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