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This NPD event, Strengthening Our Practice: Sustaining Our Efforts will be an opportunity for CDC funded partners in HIV Prevention to participate in content and skill-building sessions for the purpose of increasing their knowledge and capacity to implement successful HIV Prevention programs.
Event Goal & Objectives
To facilitate the delivery of content material and skill-building exercises to assist CDC HIV-funded State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Territorial Education Agencies (TEA), and Tribal Governments (TG) in improving the quality of HIV prevention programs at the State/TEA/TG level.
Through participation in this event, participants will be able to:
Focus programmatic activities on youth at greatest risk for HIV infection.*
Implement HIV evidence based interventions for youth at greatest risk for HIV infection.*
Increase opportunities for youth to access contraceptive services, condom distribution, and HIV/AIDS and other STD testing, counseling, referral, and treatment.
Complete an action plan enhancing elements of the year 5 workplan to increase sustainability of HIV prevention efforts and identify partners for ongoing collaboration.
*Youth at greatest risk for HIV infection include LGBTQ youth, young men who have sex with men (YMSM), and youth of color.
Up to 20 SEAs, TEAs, and TG teams per event funded by CDC to address HIV Prevention.
Number of Attendees
Eligible funded partners, will submit an online TEAM APPLICATION FORM identifying a team of three participants including team lead for approval through the application process, for a maximum of 20 teams per event. Team participation is required. Team composition includes a total of three people:
Team Lead – CDC-funded State/TEA/TG HIV Coordinator
Select TWO of the following:
Invited Partner – Department of Public Health Partner responsible for implementation of HIV prevention programs at the state or local level
Invited Partner – HIV Prevention Innovator representing a community or agency partner collaborating on HIV workplan priorities
Invited Partner – LEA/Local HIV Coordinator from your state/TEA/or TG
Participant engagement and involvement are critical to the success of every NPD event. NPD events are designed to enrich and enhance ongoing skill development. Participants are asked to fulfill the following expectations to ensure a successful experience:
Full Participation – Team members' ability to participate in the full event is pre-requisite of attendance. All team members agree to arrive on Monday prior to the start of the event and depart from the hotel NO EARLIER than 1 pm on Thursday at the conclusion of the event and participate fully in all sessions.
Team Composition – All team members should be committed to the success of the CDC-funded program's workplan and arrive at the event ready to participate fully in team planning. Please ensure that invited (non-CDC-funded) partners are familiar with your workplan and can serve as a vested partner in your 801 work. Team Lead is asked to convene team members at least once to review workplan priorities, prior to NPD event participation.
Ask Us About Document - Team Lead tp complete and submit an Ask Us About story, prior to the event.
Evaluation – Evaluation is an important part of the professional development process. NPD event participants should expect to participate in a pre-assessment prior to the event, daily evaluations during each event, and a follow-up evaluation (either via phone or email) approximately three-to-six months after the event.
Next Steps – NPD events are designed to enrich and enhance ongoing skill development. On the final day, team members will create an Action Plan. To support team efforts, a copy of the Action Plan will be sent to each team member, and will be shared with CDC project officers. Teams will work together to implement action steps generated during the event.
Reimbursement – Complete reimbursements in a timely fashion. NPD participants should refer to reimbursement package distributed at NPD event(s) for timeline and details.
Following each training event, NPD staff will contact each team to check on progress toward action plan benchmarks and provide technical assistance, as needed. The NPD website is a resource for participants to access the wealth of training materials from Strengthening Our Practice: Sustaining Our Efforts event.