April 4, 2013
NACCHO HIV/STI Weekly Update
HIV and STI Prevention Resources for LHDs
In This Issue
NACCHO's HIV/STI Prevention "Tool or Model Practice of the Week"
New Resource for Local Health Departments: NACCHO Voice
Webinar: "STI Hot Topics" In Observation of STD Awareness Month
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
Online Training Course: Rapid HIV Testing
Report: Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for a New Era
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 the Zelda Guide: Health Services for Philadelphia Youth, which was developed by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia and other partners. The goal of the guide is to inform youth and adults about where adolescents can go to access in-depth information, counseling, testing, and medical services for sexual health issues. The guide provides students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders a complete description of the sexual health resources that are available in Philadelphia's public high schools and the surrounding community. It is also designed to serve agencies that provide sexual health services by connecting them to schools and students.
New Resource for Local Health Departments: NACCHO Voice
NACCHO recently launched NACCHO Voice, a blog for LHD leaders and staff. NACCHO Voice covers a wide range of topics, such as infectious disease prevention and control, accreditation, emergency preparedness, and chronic disease prevention. Posts include tips and resources, stories from the field, and interviews with local public health experts. To receive notifications about new posts, click the "follow" button on the blog's right sidebar. To visit NACCHO Voice, click here.
Webinar: "STI Hot Topics" In Observation of STD Awareness Month
STD Awareness The Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the STD/HIV Training Center at Johns Hopkins are hosting a webinar on April 17 at 12:00 PM EDT titled "STI Hot Topics: What's New in Sexually Transmitted Infections" presented by Dr. John Bartlett, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Registration for this webinar is not necessary. For more information, click here, and to find out more about MAPHTC, click here.  
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
April 10th marks the first National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). This is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people, as well as highlight the work young people are doing across the country to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic. NYHAAD will be celebrated all across the country with events hosted by various organizations and individuals. There will also be opportunities for online participation. To find out more information, register your event, or find an event, click here.
Online Training Course: Rapid HIV Testing
computer02 The CDC is offering a new online "Rapid HIV Testing Training Course" for HIV Prevention Providers working in non-clinical settings to gain knowledge and skills on administering rapid HIV testing. The course is comprised of four modules, which will take approximately five hours to complete. All materials in the course are based on CDC guidelines, protocols, and established best practices related to rapid HIV testing, as seen in clinical and non-clinical settings. To learn more about the training course, or to register, click here
Report: Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for a New Era
hiv red ribbon The Kaiser Family Foundation released a report, titled "Updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for a New Era: Key Issues & Questions for the Future", that discusses the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program's future in the changing HIV/AIDS treatment, policy, and health care environment. The report identifies key issues and questions facing the program and explores a range of potential changes for policymakers and others to consider. Topics include the treatment cascade, HIV care networks, HIV care in the mainstream health system, and the reallocation of Ryan White resources. To read the full report, click here, or to access the overview fact sheet, 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.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 www.naccho.org.