November 8, 2012
NACCHO HIV/STI Weekly Update
HIV and STI Prevention Resources for LHDs
In This Issue
HIV/STI Prevention "Tool or Model Practice of the Week"
City Launches of the National Latino/Hispanic HIV/AIDS Action Agenda
Infectious Disease Virtual Education Conference
Moving Forward with Health Care Reform and Exchange Implementation
New Fact Sheet: The Care and Prevention in the United States (CAPUS) Demonstration Project
Stay Connected with News from Washington
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NACCHO's HIV/STI Prevention "Tool or Model Practice of the Week"  

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This week's featured tool from NACCHO's Toolbox is Fact Sheet: Infections in Pregnancy May Cause Early Deliveries and Infant Deaths, developed by Tarrant County Public Health. Over fifty percent of infant deaths in Tarrant County are linked to infections during pregnancy, which are most often sexually transmitted infections. This fact sheet helps to inform pregnant women about the steps they can take to protect themselves and their babies. The fact sheet is also available in Spanish.  

City Launches of the National Latino/Hispanic HIV/AIDS Action Agenda
hiv red ribbon The National Latino AIDS Action Network (NLAAN) is working with communities around the country to host a series of city launches of the National Latino/Hispanic HIV/AIDS Action Agenda (the Agenda) around World AIDS Day, which is commemorated every year on December 1st. The Agenda identifies a set of priorities and issues specific recommendations to key stakeholders to effectively address HIV/AIDS in Latino/Hispanic communities. NLAAN is hosting a national orientation call on Thursday, November 8 from 3:00-4:00 PM EDT to discuss the city launches
of the Agenda on World AIDS Day. To register, click here.  

Infectious Disease Virtual Education Conference 

Dr. John Bartlett invites you to the infectious disease virtual education conference "Game Changers in Infectious Disease: A Focus on Important Changes in the ID Field." On November 29 & 30, 2012, watch renowned infectious disease experts present live via streaming video at IDCareLive. You can choose from nine 1-hour interactive CME sessions in the following topics: review of key conference data, novel treatment strategies, emerging infections, multi-resistant pathogens, immunocompromised host and opportunistic infections, vaccine research, antiretroviral therapies in HIV, and emerging therapies in Hepatitis C. Click here to register. There is no cost to participate. 

Moving Forward with Health Care Reform and Exchange Implementation
On Tuesday, November 13 at 3:30 PM EDT, HIV Health Reform is hosting a webinar titled "Moving Forward with Health Care Reform and Exchange Implementation: Where Will States be After the Elections?
" The webinar will provide a general overview of the impact of the election on health care reform implementation and discuss health insurance exchange implementation. Speakers include Dr. Timothy Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law and Dave Chandra, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Click here to register.

New Fact Sheet: The Care and Prevention in the United States (CAPUS) Demonstration Project
The Care and Prevention in the United States (CAPUS) Demonstration Project is a 3-year cross-agency demonstration project led by the CDC. The purpose of the project is to reduce HIV and AIDS-related morbidity and mortality among racial and ethnic minorities living in the United States. Lessons learned from the CAPUS demonstration project will help to further inform how federal agencies can best work with one another, with health departments, and with communities to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy across the country. To view the new fact sheet, click here

Stay Connected with News from Washington
News from Washington is a NACCHO e-newsletter that provides up to date information about activities in Congress and the Administration that affect local health departments. The weekly e-newsletter is currently being sent to the primary NACCHO contact for each local health department and members of the Congressional Action Network. Contact Eli Briggs, NACCHO Director of Government Affairs, with any questions. View the latest edition and sign up to receive the newsletter here. 
Have a Resource You'd Like to Share or Looking for Something Specific?
The NACCHO HIV/STI List welcomes all tools, research, and resources that you would like to share with local health departments. To submit a resource, send an e-mail to hivsti@naccho.org with the subject line: "For HIV List." Additionally, if you have a request for a tool or need assistance that you think another LHD could provide, send an e-mail and we'll include your request in a future e-newsletter.
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