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To best support our local health department members, NACCHO's HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis Team wants to make sure we are both providing and receiving tools, information, and resources that contribute to your work. Check out the tabs below to join our HIV, STI & Viral Hepatitis Sentinel Network, apply for our HIV, STI & Viral Hepatitis Workgroup, sign up for our biweekly e-newsletter to receive the latest news and updates on HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis, and/or submit a request for information (RFI) share your perspective on the issues affecting your programmatic efforts!
NACCHO created the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Sentinel Network as a means to increase our understanding of local health department (LHD) efforts, needs, challenges, and successes. The Sentinel Network is an important mechanism for gathering and sharing information so that NACCHO can effectively support LHD practice and advocate on behalf of LHDs for adequate resources and appropriate public health legislation. Join today!
Information is collected from the Sentinel Network through brief surveys distributed on a quarterly basis. Following each survey, NACCHO convenes virtual meetings with Sentinel Network members to discuss preliminary results. The findings advance NACCHO's ability to fulfill its mission to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments. The results are shared with key partners and stakeholders and/or written up for publication or presented at national conferences. In the latter instance, data is reported in aggregate only and reports will not identify specific health departments.
Through the Sentinel Network, NACCHO also provides opportunities for peer learning and engagement among its members, and connection with federal and national partners. For more information about the Sentinel Network and details of membership, check out this one-pager.
The HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis Workgroup (HSHW) provides guidance and input on NACCHO’s HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programmatic, policy, and advocacy efforts. Workgroup members provide a local perspective and voice for NACCHO’s work at the national level to support, advance, and promote the role of local health departments in the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV, STIs, and viral hepatitis. The workgroup provides a forum to discuss emerging and persistent issues in the field; identify and share best practices; review and provide input on new and existing initiatives; and develop and maintain NACCHO policy statements. The HSHW provides a valuable opportunity for peer learning and engagement with other experts in the field.
Workgroup applications for 2020-2021 are closed. The next application period will open in early 2021.