April 18, 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"
Webinar Series: Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations
Webinar: Building Support and Systems for Billing in Public Health Programs
DHHS Grant Opportunity: Affordable Care Act Outreach and Enrollment
CDC Vital Signs April Issue: Preventing Repeat Teen Pregnancy
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 Youth Advisory Board Symposium Program Guide, which was developed by the Western Palm Beach County Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for their 2nd Annual Youth Symposium titled "Making Proud Choices." The guide provides information on the YAB, the agenda for the symposium, and descriptions of the seminars and workshops. 
Webinar Series: Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations
computer02 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will host a series of webinars focused on engaging hard-to-reach populations in HIV care. The webinars will synthesize some of the successful practices in engaging hard-to-reach populations from HAB's Special Projects of National Significance population-specific initiatives and will provide insights relevant to a wide range of audiences. The first webinar in the series, titled "Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations through Outreach," will be held on April 18 at 12:30 PM EDT. The second webinar, titled "Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations through Inreach," will be held on May 1 at 1:00 PM EDT. To find out more information about the webinars and to register, click here.   
Webinar: Building Support and Systems for Billing in Public Health Programs
The Cardea Institute is hosting a webinar on May 8 at 3:00 PM EDT titled "Billing Support and Systems for Billing in Public Health Programs." The webinar will provide local health departments with examples of public health programs that have overcome Medicaid and other third-party billing challenges, including policy and system barriers and resources and capacity limitations. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: 1) discuss the barriers to Medicaid and other third-party billing in public health programs; 2) discuss strategies for building system-level support for the implementation of billing; and 3) discuss strategies for increasing provider and staff buy-in for billing services. To find out more information about the webinar and to register, click here.  
Federal Grant Opportunity: Affordable Care Act Outreach and Enrollment
On April 9, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new federal grant opportunity for those interested in serving as navigators in states with partnership and federally facilitated marketplaces. The deadline to apply is June 7, 2013. This grant opportunity represents new resources ($54 million) that may be available to Title V MCH programs and partners to support outreach and enrollment for individuals gaining insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs has developed a fact sheet that outlines three steps for programs to consider to help connect women, children, and their families to health insurance coverage. To learn more about the grant opportunity, click here.   
CDC Vital Signs April Issue: Preventing Repeat Teen Pregnancy
Vital Signs The April issue of CDC Vital Signs focuses on resources for health departments, health care providers, public health practitioners, and communities to counsel teens, promote effective types of birth control, and connect teen mothers with support services including home visiting programs. The April issue highlights data that indicate nearly one in five births to teens, ages 15-19, are repeat births. Infants born from a repeat teen birth are often born too small or too soon, which can lead to more health problems for the baby. Click here to access a fact sheet about the report and click here to read the full report.    
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.