February 14, 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"
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Reducing the Burden of HPV
Michigan Public Health Training Center Announces 2 Live Webcasts
2013 Adolescent Sexuality Conference: Youth Sexual Health & Social Justice
White House Hosts Series of Meetings on the NHAS and ACA
NPIN Webinars on Social Media for Public Health
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 the HIV/STI Toolkit is a Text Messaging Consent Form, developed by the Multnomah County Health Department. The health department developed the consent form for clients to sign if they agree to receive text messages from the health department. The form includes information on the risks of text messaging and conditions for the use of text messaging by the Multnomah County Health Department.
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Reducing the Burden of HPV
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds will present a session titled "Reducing the Burden of HPV-associated Cancer and Disease through HPV Vaccination in the U.S." on Tuesday, February 19 from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT. HPV is the most common STI in the United States attributing to an estimated 26,000 cancers yearly. This link between STIs and cancer highlights why STI prevention through education is essential to the field of public health and medicine. To learn more and watch the live broadcast on February 19th, click here.
Michigan Public Health Training Center Announces 2 Live Webcasts
As part of the 26th Annual Minority Health Conference organized by Public Health Students of African Descent at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, there will be two live webcasts on innovative approaches to HIV prevention among youth. The webcasts will be held on Friday, February 22. The first presentation from 9:00-10:15 AM EDT is titled "HIV/AIDS and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the United States: Understanding the Context and Promising Approaches to Close the Gaps" and the second presentation from 10:30-11:30 AM EDT is titled "Tailored Interventions to Prevent the Transmission of HIV/AIDS for Young Adults in the African American Community." To learn more about each webcast and to register, click on the links above.
2013 Adolescent Sexuality Conference: Youth Sexual Health & Social Justice

diverse peopleSponsored by the Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force, the Adolescent Sexuality Conference addresses a broad range of issues that influence how adolescents deal with their sexuality. The conference promotes community-wide awareness and encourages exchange of ideas across many disciplines. The conference will be held April 22-23, 2013 at the Seaside Convention Center in Seaside, Oregon. To learn more and register for the conference, click here.

White House Hosts Series of Meetings on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Affordable Care Act
The White House Office of National AIDS Policy is hosting a series of regional meetings on the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The purpose of these meetings is to better understand local- and state-level efforts as they relate to the implementation of the NHAS and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The goal is to engage key stakeholders about ongoing challenges and successes of NHAS/ACA implementation. The first meeting in the 2013 series is being held today in Los Angeles, California. The second meeting will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Thursday, February 21, 2013. That meeting will run from 1:30-4:30 PM EDT and will be held at the Friday Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The meetings are free and open to the public, but you must RSVP. Once you submit your RSVP, you will receive a detailed confirmation letter via e-mail. If you have questions about registration or other logistics, contact Marjorie Burdetsky at mab@cmpinc.net.
NPIN Webinars on Social Media for Public Health
Join CDC's National Prevention Information Network for their webcast series "In the Know: Social Media for Public Health." First up is Twitter for Public Health on Tuesday February 19 at 2:00 PM EDT, followed by a new webcast each month through June. Other topics include Facebook and photosharing, gaming and mobile, Google+, and measurement and evaluation. The webcasts will include success stories from health departments and CBOs across the country. Submit your webcast questions to info@cdcnpin.org. There will also be an interactive component to each webcast for you to share information and ask questions. Follow @CDCNPIN and #SM4PH and help spread the word! For more information and to register, 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
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.orgwith 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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