February 21, 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 Funding Opportunity Announcement: STD Surveillance Network (SSuN)
Michigan Public Health Training Center Announces 2 Live Webcasts
Healthy Teen Network Call for Proposals for 2013 Annual Conference
Get Yourself Tested (GYT) Webinar
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 an Online HIV Risk Assessment  for MSM, developed by a coalition of HIV education and prevention providers in San Diego County. The online survey assesses HIV risk for MSM and provides immediate feedback on answers to assessment questions. The online tool is comprised of the contents of three documents: 1) an assessment for HIV positive men, 2) an assessment for HIV negative men, and 3) an HIV 101 document that can be accessed at any point during the assessment to find out more comprehensive information about HIV risk and prevention.    
CDC Funding Opportunity Announcement: STD Surveillance Network (SSuN)
The Division of STD Prevention, in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at CDC has released a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (#PS13-1306) to support new activities of the STD Surveillance Network (SSuN). This fully competitive opportunity will support 'Centers of Excellence for STD Surveillance' through collaborative projects between eligible state, county, city or tribal health departments and the Division of STD Prevention. The goal of these Cooperative Agreements is to modernize STD surveillance through enhanced and sentinel surveillance activities addressing issues of national, state, and local importance such as use of existing and emerging health information technologies. More information about the FOA can be found here using the FOA number or click here for the application form.  
Michigan Public Health Training Center Announces 2 Live Webcasts
hiv red ribbonPublic Health Students of African Descent at the University of Michigan School of Public Health will host 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 register, click on the links above.
Healthy Teen Network Call for Proposals for 2013 Annual Conference
diverse people The Healthy Teen Network is inviting proposals to present during their 34th Annual National Conference, Embracing Innovation: Combining Science with Creativity to Improve Adolescent Health.  The conference celebrates "Embracing Innovation" to address adolescent sexual and reproductive health and the needs of parenting teens. Healthy Teen Network will showcase innovative strategies and research focused on adolescent sexual health, pregnant and parenting teens, and building the capacity of youth-serving organizations to sustain themselves for years to come. Deadlines for proposals is Friday, March 15, 2013. Find out more information about this opportunity here.
Get Yourself Tested (GYT) Webinar
mtv campaign logo The CDC's National Prevention Information Network will be hosting a webinar on bringing GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign to college campuses on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The webinar will run from 3:00-4:30 PM EDT.  The GYT campaign is a youthful, empowering social movement to reduce the spread of STIs among young people through information, open communication with partners, health care providers, and parents; and testing and treatment as needed. This webinar will help colleges and universities identify innovative strategies and tactics used to host a GYT STI/HIV testing event while engaging and empowering college students around the issues of testing and sexual health. Presenters will discuss easy steps for successfully implementing the campaign on campus and share lessons learned. Find out more information and register for the webinar here.
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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
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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.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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