April 25, 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: Engaging in Public Health Surveillance beyond the Confines of the Local Health Department
Webcast: A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success
CDC Video: Talking to Adolescents and Young Adults About Sexually Transmitted Infections
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 Logic Model for HIV/STD and Sex Education Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation, which was developed by the Michigan Department of Education, Coordinated School Health & Safety Programs. This logic model is designed to help educators plan to equip students with the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships and to avoid behaviors that put them at risk for HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancy. 
Webinar: Engaging in Public Health Surveillance beyond the Confines of the Local Health Department
computer02 NACCHO is hosting a webinar on April 30 at 3:00 PM EDT titled "Big Data: Engaging in Public Health Surveillance beyond the Confines of the Local Health Department." Participants will learn about Chicago Department of Public Health's use of big data and Johns Hopkins University's research on the use of social media as a new data source for public health. Big Data is the capture, storage, and management of large data sets that can be analyzed for correlations and valuable change in health improvement. Big data collected from the use of electronic health records, community health, human services, and social media can provide expanded opportunities for local health departments. To find out more information and to register for the webinar, click here.   
Webcast: A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Strategies for Success
OAH The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health is hosting a webcast titled "A Global Look at Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Strategies for Success" on May 2 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT. The webcast will feature Dr. Robert Blum, an expert in adolescent health and teen pregnancy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Blum will address the following questions: 1) how do adolescent pregnancy and childbearing statistics in the U.S. compare globally; 2) how do different factors and characteristics impact an adolescent's risk of teen pregnancy; and 3) what do we know about effective teen pregnancy prevention. To register, click here
CDC Video: Talking to Adolescents and Young Adults About Sexually Transmitted Infections
On April 22, the CDC Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) released a video of Dr. Catherine Satterwhite from the Division discussing how sexually transmitted infections (STIs) impact young people. Dr. Satterwhite is the lead author of a paper released in February that estimates there are nearly 20 million new STIs every year, nearly half of which occur in young people, aged 15-24. In the video, Dr. Satterwhite discusses these estimates, CDC's recommendations for STI testing and HPV vaccination, and the importance of clinicians talking to their young patients about STI prevention. Watch the video by visiting DSTDP's website and then clicking the link to watch the video under the "What's New" section. To access CDC's newest fact sheet on STI prevalence, incidence, and cost, 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.