NASTAD News is a newsletter for state and territorial health department staff that provides updates, analysis, and highlights related to health department HIV and viral hepatitis programs.


April 2013

In This Issue

Digest: The Month in Review

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Save the Dates

  • NASTAD All Member Webinar: April 3, 2013
  • NASTAD 2013 Annual Meeting:  May 19-22, 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • NASTAD ADAP TA Meeting: July 31 – August 2, 2013, Washington D.C.
  • NASTAD Viral Hepatitis TA Meeting: October 23-25, 2013, Washington, D.C.
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Health Reform Watch

We recently relaunched NASTAD’s Health Reform Watch, a newsletter that provides the latest updates and analysis on health reform and state implementation efforts. If you missed the last issue and would like to subscribe to future issues of the newsletter, please contact Meico Whitlock.

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In our ongoing efforts to improve NASTAD communications, we are piloting a new web blog to provide more ways for you to receive timely, accurate, and high quality content. Please stay tuned for more details as we complete this transition. Below are the latest posts from the blog. Please send questions, comments, and suggestions to Meico Whitlock.
Health Equity
Health Reform
Policy and Advocacy
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Member and Staff Updates

In member updates, Humberto Cruz announced that he will be retiring in April. Dan O’Connell will be acting as Director of the New York State AIDS Institute after Humberto retires. In addition, Ralph Wilmoth announced that he will be leaving Kansas to become the STD/HIV Section Chief with the Arkansas Department of Health, beginning in April. Brenda Walker, Director of the Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention, will be the acting director of the HIV/AIDS Section in Kansas.
In staff news, Francisco Ruiz is leaving NASTAD on April 2 to become Lead Public Health Analyst (Policy/Partnership) with the Prevention Communications Branch within the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at CDC, where he will provide leadership and direction for partnerships initiatives to advance the mission of DHAP/CDC.
NASTAD is actively recruiting for positions on the Health Equity team, as well as other positions. Click here for more information. 

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