March 7, 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"
Report on Methodology of the YRBSS Released
CDC Releases 2011 HIV Surveillance Report
The Future of the Infertility Prevention Project: Report Released
CDC and PHF: Winnable Battles Fact Sheet
HIV Essentials Guide
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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 Tennessee STD/HIV Internet and Text Messaging Guidelines, developed by the Tennessee Department of Public Health. This tool provides guidelines for public health professionals conducting internet-based partner services and partner notification. The guide also provides information about using text messaging for public health follow-up. 
Report on Methodology of the YRBSS Released
Last week, the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released "Methodology of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)-2013" as a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Recommendations and Reports. The report describes changes and updates since the last publication of YRBSS methodology in 2004. Some changes and updates from earlier descriptions of the system include: questionnaire content, data collecting protocols, and report and publications. To view the full report, click here.
CDC Releases 2011 HIV Surveillance Report
hiv red ribbon On February 28, the CDC released its 2011 HIV Surveillance Report. The report presents data on diagnoses of HIV infection through 2011, and reported to CDC through June 2012. For the first time, CDC is able to present data on diagnosed HIV infection from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 6 territories. Surveillance data shows that HIV remains a significant threat. From 2008-2011, the annual estimated number and rate of diagnoses of HIV infection among Americans remained stable in the U.S. In 2011, an estimated 49,273 Americans were diagnosed with HIV. Click here to access the report and an accompanying fact sheet.
The Future of the Infertility Prevention Project: Report Released
Mother with baby JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. /Denver (JSI/Denver), the former administrator of the Region VIII Infertility Prevention Project (IPP), released a report titled "The Future of the Infertility Prevention Project: Policy Implications and Recommendations in Light of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." The information contained in this report is an initial set of findings and recommendations intended to aid in planning efforts surrounding the advancement of infertility prevention activities. This report can be used as a resource by public health leaders to evaluate and modify their organization's business practices to meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act. Click here to read the report.
CDC and PHF: Winnable Battles Fact Sheet
The Public Health Foundation (PHF) has partnered with the CDC to build awareness and knowledge of Winnable Battles, which are public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them. CDC has identified the following six areas as key domestic Winnable Battles, based on the scope of the burden and the ability to make significant progress in improving outcomes: healthcare-associated infections; HIV; motor vehicle injuries; nutrition, physical activity, obesity and food safety; teen pregnancy; and tobacco. Download a copy of the Winnable Battles Fact Sheet for your information and use here.
HIV Essentials Guide
HIV essentials HIV Essentials has been developed as a concise, practical, and authoritative guide for the evaluation and treatment of HIV infection. The book is written by world renowned experts on HIV diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and prevention. The goal of this guide is to provide practitioners actively involved in HIV care with rapid access to practical information useful for patient management. The book also provides recommendations based on interpretation of clinical trials, cohort studies, case reports, and personal experience. View more information about the guide or purchase 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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