January 24, 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"
Getting into Gear for 2014: Briefing, Survey Examine 2013 Data from 50-State Survey of Medicaid and Medicare Policies
Webinar: Biomedical HIV Prevention- What it is and What Does it Mean for Women and Youth?
AIDS.gov Blog about Online Health Information
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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 the Patient-Administered Sexual History Questionnaire, developed by the California Department of Health Services. This tool is designed to assist providers in conducting a sexual history to promote an open dialogue between patients and providers.
Getting into Gear for 2014: Briefing, Survey Examine 2013 Data from 50-State Survey of Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Policies
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released the results from a survey analyzing states Medicaid and CHIP programs. Results are available here.
Webinar: Biomedical HIV Prevention- What is it and What Does it Mean for Women and Youth?

AIDS ribbon, 2 handsOn February 5 at 1:00 PM EDT, AIDS Alliance/The AIDS Institute will host a webinar on Biomedical HIV prevention. During the webinar, you will learn what is currently known about biomecial HIV prevention, what is being investigated as part of current or planned research, and what may be the impact and usefulness of biomedical HIV prevention strategies for women and youth/young adults living with and at risk for HIV. This webinar is free and is intended for community members, peer educators, and other staff in community based organizations and HIV clinics. To register, click here.

AIDS.gov Blog about Online Health Information

The Pew Internet & American Life Project released their 2013 Health Report this week, which provides information about how people are accessing health information online. To view the AIDS.gov blog on the topic, 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.