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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 »

 
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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.



 
2014 STD Prevention Conference: Presentation Slides and Recordings Available for Symposium on Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration

At the 2014 STD Prevention Conference held in June, NACCHO helped to organize a symposium titled "Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration: National, State, and Local Examples to Enhance STD Prevention and Care Services." The session presented work that was initiated through the CDC Division of STD Prevention National Partners Collaborative on Public Health and Primary Care Integration for STD Prevention (National Partners Collaborative). The 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. The symposium included the following four presentations:

• Overview of Preliminary Findings and Structure of the National Partners Initiative on PC/PH Integration for STD Prevention, John Auerbach, MBA, Department of Health Sciences, Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, Boston, MA

• STD Integration in Mississippi: An Example from a Non-Medicaid Expansion State, Mary Currier, MD, MPH, Mississippi Department of Health, Jackson, MS

• Integration of Public and Primary Care to Improve Health Outcomes for Underserved Populations, Sherlyn Dahl, RN, MPH, BS, Benton Community Health Center, Corvallis, OR

• The Future? Integration in Boston, MA in the Years Following Health Reform, Anita Barry, MD, MPH, Infectious Disease Bureau, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA

Presentation slides and recordings are available here.

 

 
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.

 

 

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Conference: November 3-5, 2014