March 28, 2013
NACCHO HIV/STI Weekly Update
HIV and STI Prevention Resources for LHDs
In This Issue
NACCHO Local Health Department of the Year Award: Accepting Appliactions
NPIN Gaming and Mobile for Public Health: Webcast
CDC FOA Deadline Extended: STD Surveillance Network (SSuN)
2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS
Stay Connected with News from Washington
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NACCHO's HIV/STI Prevention "Tool or Model Practice of the Week"
This week's featured tool from the HIV/STI Toolkit is the STD Program Adaptation and Partner Engagement Resource Kit, which was developed by NACCHO. The resource kit includes examples from five local health departments (LHDs) that have adapted their STD programs and worked with community partners in order to meet local STD prevention and control needs. For each LHD STD program model, a summary of the program is provided, along with tools, resources, and lessons learned.The information provided in the Resource Kit can be modified to fit the needs of individual LHDs and communities.
NACCHO Local Health Department of the Year Award
NACCHO is pleased to introduce the new Local Health Department (LHD) of the Year Award to recognize and honor outstanding accomplishment of LHDs across the country for their innovation, creativity, and impact on communities. The award will be presented at the 2013 Grand Award Ceremony during the 2013 NACCHO Annual Conference in Dallas on July 11. NACCHO will accept applications April 1 through May 31. To find out more information about the award and application process, click here.
Webcast: NPIN Gaming and Mobile for Public Health
Social media icons The National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) will be hosting the third webcast in their series titled In the Know: Social Media for Public Health, which discusses the world of social media and its relevance to public health. Each webcast in the series focuses on a popular social media channel and includes tips and tools for appropriately integrating social media into public health communication strategies. The live webcast will take place on April 2 at 2 PM EDT. To register for the webcast, click here.  
CDC FOA Deadline Extended: STD Surveillance Network (SSuN)
The CDC Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) has extended the deadline for the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) #PS13-1306 to support new activities of the STD Surveillance Network through May 14. 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 DSTDP. The goal of this FOA 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.
2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS
The 2013 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), will take place September 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency, in New Orleans, LA. The USCA brings together workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including local public health workers, advocates, and policy makers, to build on national support networks, exchange information with peers, and learn new tools to take back to communities. This year the conference's target population will be region-specific, focusing on the South. Click here to learn more about the conference, including registration information. 
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.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.
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