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HIV and STI Prevention

Local health departments play an important role in the prevention and control of HIV and other STIs. NACCHO's HIV and STI Prevention program works to strengthen the capacity of local health departments to prevent, control, and manage HIV and STIs in their community by providing technical and capacity building assistance, developing and disseminating tools and resources, facilitating peer information exchange, and providing learning opportunities. More »

In the Spotlight
PrEP and Local Health Departments

Communities across the United States are at varying stages of PrEP awareness and delivery. Achieving the full promise of PrEP will require coordination among many groups, including local and state health departments, healthcare providers, and community-based organizations. To help achieve this promise, NACCHO developed this educational series to (1) increase awareness and knowledge of the role of PrEP for HIV prevention and (2) explore the potential roles for local health departments in delivering PrEP or supporting PrEP delivery as part of comprehensive HIV prevention programs.

The educational series is geared towards local health department HIV and STD program managers and staff; however it is intended that the series will also be a useful resource for healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and other key partners in HIV prevention. The educational series is organized into three modules, each consisting of webcasts (pre-recorded lectures), an archived webinar, a discussion guide, and supporting resources and tools.

Module 1: The Science of PrEP for HIV Prevention and the US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines for PrEP

Module 2: Who Might Benefit from PrEP? Assessing Benefit at a Population and Individual Level

Module 3: Thinking About Incorporating PrEP into Your HIV Prevention Programs? Examples and Models for Local Health Departments

NACCHO’s educational series about PrEP and comprehensive HIV prevention is supported by funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc. More »


Communities across the United States are at varying stages of PrEP awareness and implementation, and many are asking themselves what they could or should be doing and how to go about doing it. NACCHO’s PrEP Story Bank aims to help answer these questions by sharing examples of what local health departments are already doing to support functions along the PrEP delivery cascade. We hope that this will be an expanding and growing resource for local health departments and their HIV prevention partners. If you are interested in adding your story, please contact Gretchen Weiss at   More »

Syringe Services Programs Policy Statement
NACCHO has updated its policy statement supporting a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to syringe services programs, also known as syringe or needle exchange programs, in order to support the health of people who inject drugs and to curb transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood-borne diseases.
Healthy People, Healthy Places Blog
NACCHO has launched its newest blog, Healthy People, Healthy Places: The Essential Elements of Local Public Health, a resource that helps local health departments tackle emerging infectious disease and environmental health issues. Visit the blog often for news, resources, tools, and events. The blog also features the latest updates that local health departments need to know about HIV and STIs.