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
NACCHO is pleased to announce the release of the third and final module in its PrEP and Local Health Departments educational series. The series focuses on pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention and explores the potential roles for local health departments in delivering PrEP or supporting PrEP delivery as part of comprehensive HIV prevention programs.
On Tuesday, December 16 from 12:30-2:00 PM EST, NACCHO will host its final live webinar for the series with instructor Mark Thrun, MD, Denver Public Health. The webinar will include a brief overview of the three modules in NACCHO’s educational series followed by an interactive question, answer, and discussion session. The webinar is intended to provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions, share information about their PrEP-related activities, and learn from colleagues and partners across the country. Come prepared to ask questions and share what you are doing to support PrEP in your jurisdiction. Register here.
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.