HIV and STI Prevention
Local health departments play an important role in the prevention and control of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in their community, which often includes the provision of direct patient care. NACCHO's HIV and STI Prevention program works to strengthen the capacity of local health departments to prevent, control, and manage HIV and STIs by providing technical and capacity building assistance, developing and disseminating tools and resources, facilitating peer exchange, and providing learning opportunities. Additionally, NACCHO advocates for progressive HIV and STI-related polices and adequate resources to sustain and enhance HIV and STI prevention, control, care, and research. More »
In the Spotlight
Research Brief on Local Health Department Experiences Implementing High-Impact HIV Prevention
In summer 2013, NACCHO fielded a query to the HIV/STI Prevention Sentinel Network that assessed local health department (LHD) experiences implementing CDC's High Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) approach to reducing new HIV infections. The purpose of this query was to (1) assess LHDs' awareness of HIP; (2) better understand whether and how LHDs have changed their HIV prevention activities in response to HIP; and (3) identify technical assistance/training opportunities to better support LHDs' implementation of HIP in their communities. Click here to access the research brief.
Meeting Summary Report: CDC/DSTDP National Partners Collaborative on Public Health and Primary Care Integration for STD Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention (DSTDP) National Partners Collaborative on Public Health and Primary Care Integration for STD Prevention (National Partners Collaborative) is comprised of NACCHO, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of Community Health Centers, and the National Coalition of STD Directors. DSTDP and the National Partners Collaborative work together to explore the concept of public health and primary care integration for improved prevention and treatment of STDs. In August 2013, the National Partners Collaborative convened 45 state and local public health and primary care leaders for a meeting to (1) identify, discuss, and examine strategies for integrating public health and primary care in the STD prevention and treatment settings and (2) learn from attendees about how to better support and align STD prevention, care, and treatment within the changing healthcare and public health landscapes. A summary report of the meeting is available here.
STD Program Adaptation and Partner Engagement Resource Kit
Check out NACCHO's new online STD Program Adaptation and Partner Engagement Resource Kit. The Resource Kit is informed by five LHDs that have worked with community partners to meet local STD prevention and control needs. LHDs and their partners can use the Resource Kit to help guide and expand their STD program activities.
For each LHD STD program model used to develop this Resource Kit, a summary of the program is provided, along with tools, resources, and lessons learned. The tools included have proven useful to the LHDs that developed them and can be modified to fit the needs of all users.
To access the STD Program Adaptation and Partner Engagement Resource Kit, click here. (Note: You will be prompted to login to view the Resource Kit online. If you do not already have a NACCHO login, you will need to create one. Logins are free, available to all, and only take a moment to create.)