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2008-2011


Overview of Demonstration Sites

For the first time in its Demonstration Sites Program, NACCHO funded three individual local health department (LHD) demonstration sites for more than one year. The purpose of this was to understand whether multi-year funding and site-specific capacity building support would benefit sites more than the original one-year model.

 

Program Year
Focus of Year
Funding Technical Assistance and Training
Provided by NACCHO
Year One (2008–2009)
Action Planning
$8,500
  • Monthly group conference calls
  • Two-day in-person meeting with all three sites
Year Two (2009–2010)
Implementation and Evaluation
$8,500
  • Bi-monthly group conference calls
  • Bi-monthly individual site conference calls
  • Two-day in-person meeting with all three sites
Year Three (2010–2011)
Implementation and Evaluation
$6,500
  • Bi-monthly group conference calls
  • Bi-monthly individual site conference calls
  • Two-day in-person meeting with all three sites




 
Description of Programs

Palm Beach County Health Department 

The Palm Beach County Health Department serves a population of nearly 1.3 million residents and 4.4 million annual visitors. Palm Beach County (PBC), Florida, is one of the largest counties in the United States with a population of 1,299,341. According to the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 47.8% percent of PBC students indicated they have had sexual intercourse, of which 32.2 percent were under the age of 15.

City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services

The City of Houston is the seat of Harris County, the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States. In 2004, the jurisdiction’s AIDS case rate of 23.9 (per 100,000 residents) was higher than the national AIDS case rate of 15.0. The City of Houston accounts for more than 95 percent of HIV/AIDS cases within Harris County. Through a recent Community Planning Group activity to identify Behavioral Risk Groups, youth between the ages of 13–24 years were identified as one of the priority populations.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health serves the sixth largest city in the United States, with a population of 1,517,550 persons; 110,701 of which are between 15–19 years of age. Adolescents are a group that remains disproportionately affected by STDs in Philadelphia. Annually, the highest case rates of gonorrhea and Chlamydia occur in adolescents, ages 15–19. In 2002, the Chlamydia case rate among females ages 15–19 was more than 8,000 per 100,000.