December 13, 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 is Hiring!
NACCHO Annual Call for Sharing Session Proposals
Archived NACCHO Webinar: High-Impact HIV Prevention and LHDs
CSTE HIV Surveillance Training Manual Now Available
USPSTF Invites Public Comment on Draft Reccomendations Related to HIV and HCV Screening
CDC Continuing Education Modules about Hepatitis C
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 Model Practice from the NACCHO Model Practices Database is
Comprehensive Approach to Prevention, Testing, and Treatment of Sexually-Transmitted Infections and HIV within a Local Health Department, developed by the Hennepin County Health Department. This Model Practice describes the Red Door Clinic's efforts to integrate reproductive health and disease services for clients in metropolitan Minneapolis.

NACCHO is Hiring!   

The NACCHO Infectious Diseases Team is currently hiring for the following three positions: 1) Senior Program Analyst- DIS Certification, 2) Program Analyst- STI Prevention, LHD Epidemiology Capacity, HIV/AIDS Prevention, and Adolescent & School Health, 3) and Lead Assistant- STI, HIV, and TB Billing. To view full job descriptions and apply to these positions, please visit the online NACCHO Career Network. 

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 proposals is December 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Archived NACCHO Webinar: High-Impact HIV Prevention and LHDs

NACCHO recently hosted a webinar on high-impact HIV prevention and local health departments (LHDs). The webinar provided an overview of the core components of CDC's High-Impact HIV Prevention approach to reducing HIV infections in the United States and the presenters discussed its implications for LHDs. The presenters were Patricia Coury-Doniger, Director, Center for Health & Behavioral Training, University of Rochester and Gale Burstein, Commissioner, Erie County Department of Health, Buffalo, NY. Following the presentation, there was open discussion of LHD experiences with high-impact HIV prevention, as well as time for questions. This session provided an important opportunity for LHDs to learn from one another. To access the archived webinar, click here.

CSTE HIV Surveillance Training Manual Now Available
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) recently released an HIV Surveillance Training Manual, which is intended to serve as a reference guide for new and existing HIV surveillance staff to learn the basics of HIV infection, HIV surveillance, and other components of HIV programs. To access this resource, click here.

USPSTF Invites Public Comment on Draft Recommendations Related to HIV and HCV Screening 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently issued draft recommendations pertaining to HIV and viral hepatitis screening and invites public comment on both. To learn more about what is included in the draft recommendations and how to submit comments online, click here. The deadline for submitting comment on the draft HIV screening recommendations is December 17 and the deadline for draft HCV recommendations is December 24

CDC Continuing Education Modules about Hepatitis C

In alignment with recent recommendations about hepatitis C screening, CDC has developed a number of continuing education modules for clinicans about hepatitis C. To access these materials, 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.
NACCHO's Community Health Webcasts and Teleconferences
Take a look at the list of NACCHO's archived community health webcasts.
The mission of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local public health departments. For additional information about NACCHO, visit www.naccho.org.