HIV and STI Prevention
Local health departments play an important role in the prevention and control of HIV and other STIs. NACCHO's HIV and STI Prevention program works to strengthen the capacity of local health departments to prevent, control, and manage HIV and STIs in their community by providing technical and capacity building assistance, developing and disseminating tools and resources, facilitating peer information exchange, and providing learning opportunities. More »
In the Spotlight
Communities across the United States are at varying stages of PrEP awareness and delivery. Achieving the full promise of PrEP will require coordination among many groups, including local and state health departments, healthcare providers, and community-based organizations. To help achieve this promise, NACCHO developed this educational series to (1) increase awareness and knowledge of the role of PrEP for HIV prevention and (2) explore the potential roles for local health departments in delivering PrEP or supporting PrEP delivery as part of comprehensive HIV prevention programs.
The educational series is geared towards local health department HIV and STD program managers and staff; however it is intended that the series will also be a useful resource for healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and other key partners in HIV prevention. The educational series is organized into three modules, each consisting of webcasts (pre-recorded lectures), an archived webinar, a discussion guide, and supporting resources and tools.
NACCHO’s educational series about PrEP and comprehensive HIV prevention is supported by funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc. More »
NACCHO has launched its newest blog, Healthy People, Healthy Places: The Essential Elements of Local Public Health, a resource that helps local health departments tackle emerging infectious disease and environmental health issues. Visit the blog often for news, resources, tools, and events. The blog also features the latest updates that local health departments need to know about HIV and STIs. More »
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 departments' (LHDs) 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.