HIV and STI Prevention
Local health departments (LHDs) play an important role in the prevention and control of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in their community, which often includes the provision of direct patient care. NACCHO's HIV and STI Prevention Programs work to strengthen the capacity of LHDs to prevent, control, and care for HIV and STIs by providing technical assistance and capacity building assistance, developing and disseminating tools and resources, facilitating peer exchange, and providing learning opportunities. Additionally, NACCHO advocates for progressive HIV and STI-related polices and adequate resources to sustain and enhance HIV and STI prevention, control, care, and research. More »
High-Impact HIV Prevention: What Does this Mean for Local Health Departments?
On December 10, 2012, NACCHO hosted a webinar on high-impact HIV prevention and local health departments (LHDs). The webinar provided an overview of the core components of CDC''s High-Impact HIV Prevention approach to reducing HIV infections in the United States and the presenters discussed its implications for LHDs.
Following the presentation, there was open discussion of LHD experiences with high-impact HIV prevention, as well as time for questions. This session provided an important opportunity for LHDs to learn from one another.
STD Program Adaptation and Partner Engagement Resource Kit
Check out NACCHO''s new online STD Program Adaptation and Partner Engagement Resource Kit. The Resource Kit is informed by five LHDs that have worked with community partners to meet local STD prevention and control needs. LHDs and their partners can use the Resource Kit to help guide and expand their STD program activities.
For each LHD STD program model used to develop this Resource Kit, a summary of the program is provided, along with tools, resources, and lessons learned. The tools included have proven useful to the LHDs that developed them and can be modified to fit the needs of all users.
To access the STD Program Adaptation and Partner Engagement Resource Kit, click here. (Note: You will be prompted to login to view the Resource Kit online. If you do not already have a NACCHO login, you will need to create one. Logins are free, available to all, and only take a moment to create.)