MDH STD/HIV/TB Section Condom Distribution Project: Free Condoms and Lubricant For Eligible Agencies
To participate, please complete your submission before: 11/20/2017.
STD and HIV prevention are critical public health priorities. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that the number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Minnesota climbed to a new high of 28,631 in 2016. The continued rise in STDs prompts health officials to encourage sexually active people to practice prevention and get tested regularly.
Of note is chlamydia, the number one reported infectious disease in the state reaching a record level of 22,675 cases statewide with nearly one in three cases occurring in the Greater Minnesota areas. The majority of cases occurred in teens and young adults, ages 15 to 24.
Condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are one means of reducing the transmission of both STDs and HIV.
Certain agencies have been deemed eligible to participate in the Minnesota Department of Health's Condom Distribution Project:
- Tribal Health Agencies
- Local Public Health Agencies
- Ryan White Services
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Community Health Centers
- Selected Infectious Disease Clinics
- Selected MDH Grantee Partners
- This project is not open to the general public, or to anyone not invited directly by email to participate.
Choosing to participate
As you decide if your agency should participate, please consider the following:
Condoms and lubricant ordered through this project must be distributed for free and individuals must not be charged.
The ability to store and distribute condoms and lubricant. Male condom shelf life is 3-5 years and a case of 1,000 condoms measures (8" W x 18" L x 8" H).
Staff are comfortable and equipped to educate individuals on correct condom and lubricant usage when asked.
An agency may only order once, regardless of the number of projects/activities it conducts.
An agency may redistribute condoms to other agencies/programs who are not eligible to participate directly as long as the condoms are given free of charge to individuals in need (e.g. chemical dependency treatment centers, community clinics, domestic violence's shelters, etc.).
The order must be submitted by 11/20/2017, no exceptions will be made. The distributor will mail shipments directly to you. All orders will be shipped after the 11/20/2017 deadline, regardless of order date. Products will arrive 4-5 weeks after shipment.
Limit three cases of condoms (either Atlas Ultra-Lubed or Atlas XL, each have 1,000 condoms per case).
Limit two case of lubricant.
Cases will not be split.