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NASTAD News, November 2012
Digest: The Month In Review
Program Updates
Member and Staff Updates
Digest: The Month In Review
2012 National ADAP Monitoring Project Survey
Action Item – Recommendations for HHS on Data Streamlining and Reducing Undue Burden
Response Requested – NHPI Funding Assessment
Response Requested – NASTAD Survey and Update on Health Department Billing and Revenue
Update – PPHF Viral Hepatitis Testing Grants
NASTAD Global Program TA Opportunities
NHPI Funding Assessment Qualitative Component
Response Requested – Recommendations for CDC DHAP Capacity Building Branch
November 1 Webinar – Local Adaptations of the Treatment Cascade
Action Item – FOIA Requests on HIV Counseling and Testing Forms and Policies
Update – Health Reform Implementation
NASTAD HCV Testing Survey
REMINDER – PrEP Webinar on November 5
NHPI Testing Report
Update – Changes to NASTAD's ADAP Watch
Input for CDC DVH Hepatitis Networking, Education and Training Cooperative Agreements
October 2012 ADAP Watch Compilation

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Program Updates


CDC Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) Annual Meeting
The CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch convened the annual meeting for the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) in Atlanta, Georgia, October 16 – 18. The Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) is a surveillance project designed to learn more about the experiences and needs of people who are receiving care for HIV. The meeting brings together the project’s principle investigators, program coordinators, provider advisory board (PAB) and consumer advisory board (CAB) members from the health departments funded for MMP to get project updates, share best practices and provide feedback regarding future directions. Since 2009, CDC has been able to provide national estimates based upon the data collected through 23 funded sites. With retention in care and viral suppression critical to the success of HIV prevention efforts, this year, two Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports have included MMP data, Monitoring HIV Care in the United States: A Strategy for Generating National Estimates of HIV Care and Coverage published in October and Monitoring HIV Care in the United States: Indicators and Data Systems published in March. Contact Natalie Cramer with questions.

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Member and Staff Updates

In member updates, Paul Loberti is now the Administrator of HIV Provision of Care in the Medicaid Division of the Executive Office of Health & Human Services and Seema Dixit is the Chief of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis at the Rhode Island Department of Health. Paul and Seema will share NASTAD member representation for Rhode Island.

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