January 17, 2013
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"
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
NCSD Webinar: Preparing for the CDC/DASH MOU between Education and Health Departments
Navigating the CDC's HIV Planning Guidance
White House Seeking Comments on Intersection of HIV, Violence, and Gender Disparities
Cervical Cancer-Free America Offering Collaborative Research Project Awards
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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 the HIV/STI Toolkit is Asian and Pacific Islanders and HIV/AIDS in Alameda County: Facts to Know (Vietnamese), developed by the Office of AIDS Administration at the Alameda County Public Health Department. The fact sheet includes specific demographic and HIV/AIDS data for Asian and Pacific Islanders in Alameda County, thus should only be used as a template. General information about HIV/AIDS risk factors, barriers to prevention, and resources is also provided.

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

hiv red ribbonNational Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls. As part of a multiagency national platform in concert with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, NWGHAAD seeks to galvanize the full weight of community, national, and public and private-sector resources to offer support and hope, reduce the stigma of HIV, and empower women and girls to take positive actions like getting tested, seeking treatment, educating their peers, and preventing new infections. For the 8th year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health will lead NWGHAAD on March 10, 2013. OWH also encourages organizations to hold events throughout the month of March. For resources and more information, click here.

NCSD Webinar: Preparing for the CDC/DASH MOU Between Education and Health Departments

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) will host a webinar on Thursday, February 7 from 3:00-4:00 PM EDT titled "Preparing for the CDC/DASH MOU between Education and Health Departments: Practical Examples of Interagency Collaborations Supporting Sexual Health." In early 2013, CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) will release a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for state and local education agencies to improve the educational and health outcomes of youth. The FOA will require a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between state/local education agencies and health departments. This webinar will provide useful information for education agencies on how to partner or expand current partnerships with state/local health departments. To register, click here.

Navigating the CDC's HIV Planning Guidance
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) recently developed a capacity building assistance program primarily for health departments and HIV Prevention Planning Groups titled Linking and Integrating Networks for Collaboration (LINC). On Thurday, March 21, NMAC/LINC is holding the first of five regional one-day training sessions on navigating the CDC's HIV planning guidance. The training is an opportunity for Prevention Planning Groups (PPGs) to better understand the CDC's new HIV Planning Guidance. To learn more about the opportunity, what states and cities this training event is open to, and how to apply online, click here. The application deadline is February 8, 2013.

White House Seeking Comments on Intersection of HIV, Violence, and Gender Disparities 
A March 2012 Presidential Memorandum established an interagency working group on the intersection of three critical health topics: HIV/AIDS, violence against women and girls, and gender-related health disparities. Through January 20, 2013, the working group is accepting public submissions of individual stories, experiences, and comments that link these cross-cutting issues and illustrate the challenges in defining solutions. To submit your story to the working group, click here.
Cervical Cancer-Free America Offering Collaborative Research Project Awards 

Cervical Cancer-Free America (CCFA) is offering Collaborative Research Project Awards between $5,000 and $10,000. CCFA will fund 7 to 9 innovative projects to help impact cervical cancer disparities across the United States that align with CCFA's national cervical cancer prevention goals to 1) increase vaccination, particularly among girls aged 10 to 18, against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer and 2) increase cervical cancer screening by cytology, especially among women who have not been screened in the last four years, including HPV/cytology co-testing for women 30 years and older. To learn more, click here or contact Alison Gunn, Project Manager, at Alison_gunn@med.unc.edu.

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. 
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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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