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CFP Information Call: Addressing Policy Barriers for State and Local Health Departments when Implementing the PCSI Strategy

Audio Instructions: 800-273-7043, pass code: 748147


Welcome to the webinar

Audio Instructions:

1-800-273-7043, code 748147

Please press*6 to mute your line

Please do not put your phone on hold

agenda for the call
Agenda for the Call
  • Overview of NNPHI’s Cooperative Agreement and Project Opportunity
  • Overview of Project Concept and Scope of Work
  • CFP key items
  • Questions & Answers
nnphi s coag and project opportunity
NNPHI’s COAG and Project Opportunity
  • Umbrella Cooperative Agreement
    • Leadership support for NNPHI
    • Partnership with OSTLTS
    • Collaboration with national partners: NPHPSP
    • Collaboration with numerous CDC CIOs
  • 2012 Innovations in Public Health Policy Competition
  • Addressing Policy Barriers for State and Local Health Departments when Implementing PCSI
project concept and scope of work
Project Concept and Scope of Work

Gustavo Aquino

Associate Director for

Program Integration

National Center for HIV, Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, CDC

project concept

Project Concept

Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) is a cross cutting goal of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) to strengthen collaborative work across disease areas and integrate services that are provided by related programs. As the PCSI strategy is being implemented by state and local health departments, various policy challenges are being encountered.

project scope of work
Project Scope of Work

Developing a national inventory of public health laws and policies by jurisdiction that effects the delivery of holistic, integrated prevention services .


  • Public Health Reporting
  • Permissible Disclosure
  • Data Confidentiality
  • Protecting Public Health
  • Policies on surveillance data use and data security and confidentiality
  • Compatibility of state law/policy with recommendations for Partner Services Programs for HIV Infection, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydial Infection
project scope of work1
Project Scope of Work

Developing a summary by jurisdiction that highlights strategies, recommendations and best practices that were used to address these specific public health laws and policies (e.g. legal changes or policy changes).

local example
Local Example

Assessing the legal challenges of data sharing across HIV, TB, STD and viral hepatitis within the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Jennifer Fuld

PCSI Coordinator

Division of Disease Control

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

current nyc pcsi initiative
Current NYC PCSI Initiative
  • 3 year CDC funded demonstration grant
  • Year 1:
  • Oct 2010 – Sept 2011
  • Conducted Needs Assessment
    • Reviewed epidata
    • Interviewed DOHMH staff
    • Interviewed community providers
    • Formed PCSI committees
    • Developed PCSI Plan
  • Years 2 & 3:
  • Oct 2011 – Sept 2013
  • Implement PCSI Plan
    • Data Sharing
    • Training/Education
    • Service Integration
    • Build internal partners & external stakeholders
    • Evaluate activities
  • Years 4+:
  • Oct 2013 onwards
  • Ensure sustainability of internal collaborations
  • Build on & continue PCSI activities

NYC Commissioner of Health

Division of Mental Hygiene

General Counsel

Division of Disease Control

Division of Health Care Access and Improvement

Division of Informatics

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Care and Treatment

Confidentiality Officer/Chief Privacy Officer

Correctional Health



Bureau of Communicable Disease

Public Health Lab

Bureau of HIV

Bureau of STD

Bureau of TB

Bureau of Immunization


  • HIV surveillance
  • HIV Testing
  • Care and tx
  • Field services
  • Prevention
  • HIV training center
  • PPG, Planning council
  • STD surveillance
  • Public STD clinics – STD and HIV testing
  • Care and tx
  • Field services
  • STD HIV Prevention Training Center
  • Syphilis Action Group
  • Hepatitis C testing
  • Hepatitis A, B and C training
  • Hepatitis B and C Community Task Forces
  • TB surveillance
  • TB testing
  • TB care and case management
  • Field services
  • HIV testing
  • Hep testing for active cases
  • Hepatitis A and B Vaccines
  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Program
  • Adult Immunization Coalition
  • Viral hepatitis surveillance
  • Surveillance of other infectious diseases

*Partial NYC DOHMH org chart highlighting current PCSI

pcsi data sharing
PCSI Data Sharing
  • To link/match records from disease surveillance registries to conduct retrospective epidemiologic analyses (de-identified aggregate data)
  • To share identifying information about individual cases, or person-level surveillance data, across programsfor case management
    • Co-infection information at person level
    • Locating information
    • Demographics
    • Risk factors
project background
Project Background
  • Developed out of PCSI needs assessment
    • Staff need clarification on current laws and policies
    • Distinguish state and local law—statutes, regulations and rules from internal DOHMH policies regarding use of surveillance data
    • Identify issues of access vs. use
    • Provide opportunity for discussion to increase data sharing
  • Limited to
    • PCSI diseases
      • HIV/AIDS, STD (syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea) TB, hepatitis B & C
    • Surveillance data
    • Sharing internally (within DOHMH)
scope of project
Scope of Project
  • Collaboration with NYC DOHMH Chief Privacy Officer/General Counsel
  • Identify data sharing needs within DOHMH PCSI programs
  • Review history of laws and regulations
  • Analyze current NYS and NYC laws and impact on data sharing
  • Recommend changes to increase data sharing
  • Serve as a springboard for data sharing conversations across programs
the cfp key items
The CFP: Key Items
    • Up to $115,500 is available for the project and the project period is September 1,2012-May 31,2013
    • Proposals are due by close of business (Central Time), August 24th, 2012
    • All questions should be directed to Tiffanie Sherrer at Please do not contact CDC staff directly.
  • The selected NNPHI member will be notified by the end of August
  • PHIs with experience in law and policy analysis related to permissible disclosure, data confidentiality and reportable disease are strongly encouraged to apply


Please visit the “Funding Opportunities” page of the NNPHI website

Tiffanie Sherrer