Colorado SURRG Overview

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Strengthening the US Response to Resistant Gonorrhea (SURRG) began in 2016 as a component under the CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Grant. The Colorado SURRG project is a partnership between Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Public Health Institute at Denver Health (PHIDH), formerly Denver Public Health, and Denver Health and Hospital Authority. SURRG was created as a response to rising antimicrobial resistant gonorrhea (ARGC) with three goals: enhance domestic gonorrhea surveillance and infrastructure, build capacity for rapid detection and response to resistant gonorrhea through increased culturing and local antibiotic susceptibility testing, and rapid field investigation to stop the spread of resistant infections. The project also aims to gain a better understanding of the epidemiological factors contributing to resistant gonorrhea. There are eight SURRG sites and jurisdictions in the US that collect and analyze data, helping guide national recommendations for the public health response to the growing threat of resistant gonorrhea.

SURRG Contact: Karen Gieseker, PhD, MS, MTS, SURRG Epi Coordinator, karen.gieseker@state.co.us

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