November 15, 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"
NACCHO Annual Call for Sharing Session Proposals
New Website for the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers
New Parent Engagement Materials from the CDC
MMWR: Integrated Prevention Services for Persons Who Use Drugs Illicitly
Infectious Disease Virtual Education Conference
Stay Connected with News from Washington
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NACCHO's Community Health Webcasts
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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 HIV/STI Toolkit is Practical Tools for Local Health Departments Providing STD Screening Events in Schools, developed by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. This set of tools includes a checklist for supplies, a letter to parents about the STD screening campaign, frequently asked questions (FAQs) about STD testing, and a form for schools to evaluate the testing clinic.

NACCHO Annual Call for Sharing Session Proposals 

The NACCHO Annual Conference Workgroup seeks sharing session proposals for the NACCHO Annual 2013 Conference, set for July 10-12, in Dallas, TX. This year's theme "Public Health by the Numbers. Our Story. Our Time. Our Future." will help attendees discover how to address preventing the leading causes of death, examine the effective use of data across all operational aspects of a public health agency, and discover how to maximize organizational performance, influence policy, and maintain fiscal sustainability. To submit a proposal, log in or create an account here. The application is located under "NACCHO Applications" on the left-hand side navigation menu. To learn more about sharing session proposal guidelines, click here. The deadline to submit is December 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM EDT.  

New Website for the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers  

The National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) website has been updated to include several new features, including a new homepage with interactive content; an integrated national training calendar; updated sexual health resources; and a new area for network news and sexual health news. There is a new URL for the website (www.nnptc.org). The old URL (http://depts.washington.edu/nnptc) will no longer be active. To visit the new NNPTC website, click here

New Parent Engagement Materials from the CDC    

Family The CDC has released new resources on parent engagement in school health based on Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health, which was released earlier this year. The new resources include a facilitator's guide for school staff development, PowerPointŪ slides, and fact sheets for school administrators, school staff, and parents. These resources define and describe parent engagement in schools and identify specific strategies and actions that schools can take to increase parent engagement. Expert researchers, public health practitioners, and educators worked in collaboration to develop these resources. Click here to access the resources and learn more about parent engagement.

MMWR: Integrated Prevention Services for Persons Who Use Drugs Illicitly

On November 9, the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released summary guidance on integrated prevention services for HIV infection, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis for persons who use drugs illicitly. The report summarizes current (as of 2011) guidelines and recommendations published by multiple HHS agencies. It also summarizes existing evidence of effectiveness for practices to support delivery of integrated prevention services for such persons. To access the report, 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.
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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