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NASTAD News, June 2012
Digest: The Month In Review
Program News
Prevention: 12 Cities Communication on SAMHSA M&E Requirements; 2012-2013 National HIV Prevention Inventory
Health Equity: LGBTQ Youth Issue Brief
Member and Staff Updates
Digest: The Month In Review
May 2012 ADAP Waiting List Compilation
CDC Viral Hepatitis Testing FOA
Update: CDC Draft HCV Testing Guidelines and Viral Hepatitis Testing Funds
Response Requested: Draft PrEP Policy Statement
Update: HIV Surveillance FOA and HIV Prevention Cooperative Agreement
Update: NASTAD Communication on HHS RFI on Specification of a Secure Online Reporting System
Update: FDA BPAC Recommendations on In-Home HIV Test and NASTAD Comments
Update: FDA Public Hearing on Truvada as PrEP
Issue Brief: Engagement of LGBTQ HIV-positive Youth in Adult Care Settings
NASTAD Comments on CDC DRAFT HIV Planning Guidance
HarborPath Announcement Letter
ADAP Emergency Relief Funding Announcement
Ryan White Reauthorization Federal Register Notice
Response Requested: NHPI HIV Testing Assessment
ADAP Drug Expenditure Survey

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Program News


12 Cities Communication on SAMHSA M&E Requirements

NASTAD and the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS) sent a joint letter to Dr. Ron Valdiserri on behalf of the jurisdictions funded under the 12 Cities Project to express concern regarding the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) requirements requested by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for their 12 City Project component. Contact Natalie Cramer for more information.

2012-2013 National HIV Prevention Inventory

NASTAD will conduct modular, topic-specific assessments throughout 2012 and 2013 to inform a series of National HIV Prevention Inventory (NHPI) reports. These reports are being produced to update the National HIV Prevention Inventory jointly released by NASTAD and the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2009. The NHPI was the first comprehensive overview of health department HIV/AIDS prevention programming ever produced. In addition to the HIV testing assessment module (in the field in May), other assessments will include HIV funding, population-level viral suppression, integration/collaboration, evidence-based interventions and stakeholder engagement. Contact Natalie Cramer for more information.

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Health Equity

LGBTQ Youth Issue Brief

NASTAD released the issue brief Improving Engagement and Retention in Adult Care Settings for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth Living with HIV-A Guide for Adult HIV Healthcare Providers. Much of the available guidance and research to date has focused on transitioning perinatally infected youth from pediatric care to adult care. There is a pressing need to explore and address the growing number of newly diagnosed HIV-positive young people, particularly in LGBTQ communities, in order to engage and retain them in care. This issue brief provides a general overview of LGBTQ youth living with HIV, barriers to engagement and a series of simple and applicable recommendations for improving engagement and retention in adult care for this population. For more information contact Michelle Batchelor.

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Member and Staff Updates

In Member News, Kenneth McGarvey is the new member from Pennsylvania, replacing Joe Pease who retired in May. In other member news, the NASTAD Annual Meeting took place May 20-23, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Presentations from sessions are accessible here. Members also elected a new Executive Committee.

In addition, NASTAD recently completed three videos centered on telling NASTAD's story through the eyes of its founders and leaders. Developed from interview footage shot at last year's 20th Annual Meeting, these videos center around NASTAD's strength and support to members. The videos are accessible via the links below and at: www.NASTAD.org.

What is NASTAD?
NASTAD Supports its Members
The Strength of NASTAD

In staff news, Britten Pund was promoted to Senior Manager and Rhonda Phill joined the staff as a Program Manager for the Global Program focusing on our bio-behavioral work in the Bahamas.

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