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NASTAD Technical Assistance Overview

March 31, 2009

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  • NASTAD represents the nation’s chief health agency HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis staff in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the U.S. Pacific Islands who have programmatic responsibility for administering HIV/AID and viral hepatitis prevention, education, care and treatment and supportive services programs funded by states and the federal government.

  • Provides national leadership on HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis policy and programs

  • Educates about and advocates for necessary federal funding

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NASTAD’s Prevention Program

  • NASTAD’s prevention program includes a focus on HIV, viral hepatitis and STD.

  • NASTAD’s works with all CDC-funded HIV and viral hepatitis prevention programs, including directly-funded cities.

  • Scope includes:

    • Facilitating communication between CDC and HIV and viral hepatitis prevention programs

    • Providing technical assistance and support to HIV prevention and viral hepatitis programs

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NASTAD’s Prevention Program

  • Areas of focus for HIV prevention (and VH, where possible) include:

    • Surveillance

    • Effective programs and interventions

    • Health department cooperative agreement management

    • Community planning

    • Monitoring and evaluation

    • Special populations

    • Case finding

      • Testing

      • Partner services

    • Prevention and care integration / Prevention with positives

    • Racial and ethnic health disparities

    • Youth

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  • Consumer-driven

  • Varied

  • Peer-based

  • Fully-supported

  • Multi-disciplinary team

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TA Requested:

By Health




Project Officer


System or by

CBA provider


By Another

Health Department

Need Clarified - What is the Need?

TA Issue Area/Topic * What are the Goals/Objective of the TA?

SMART Objectives to Answer Outcome/Impact Questions

How Will TA Need be Met?

What Form(s) of TA and Delivery Mechanism(s) are Desired/Will Meet the Need?

Forms (not mutually exclusive)

  • Mentoring  Presentations  Twinning  Delegation Visits

  • Reviews  Networking  Materials Sharing  Publications

Delivery Mechanisms (not mutually exclusive)

Web Based Strategies

Telephonic –

One–on-one Calls

Telephonic –

Conference Calls

NASTAD Listservs

Conference, Meeting

and Workshop



Visit or Consultation

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NASTAD TA Focusing on Gay Men

  • Gay men’s issues are weaved throughout existing TA services

  • Specific projects:

    • Black Gay Men—Issue Briefs 1, 2 and 3

    • Black Gay Men—TA meeting and follow up

    • Black Gay Men—Podcast series

    • Latino Call to Action and follow up

    • Young Gay Men—Issue Brief 1

    • Gay men and the Internet

    • MORE in development

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NASTAD TA Focusing on Gay Men and the Internet

  • TA meeting: Reaching Gay Men Using the Internet

  • Liaison for Public Health and the Internet

  • Web-based e-learning seminar

  • Supplemental IPS guidance for gay men

  • TA follow up from this meeting

  • Issues that are raised during this meeting can be translated in additional TA opportunities.

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Other NASTAD Program and Policy Support for Health Departments

  • HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment

  • Government Relations

  • NASTAD Leadership—Ongoing dialogue with CDC/NCHHSTP and CDC/DHAP leadership

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NASTAD Contact Information

For more information about NASTAD’s technical assistance for Internet-based strategies, please contact:

Stephan Adelson, Liaison, Public Health and Internet


Dave Kern, Director, Strategic Initiatives


For TA related to any other topic, please contact:

Joy Mbajah, Program Manager, Prevention


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