Thursday, October 31, 2013

Requesting Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV Data

To request data from the STI/HIV Surveillance Program email your request to cdphe_stihivdatarequest@state.co.us . Please be as specific as you can in your requests, and include the date you need the information by.

This data is provided by the STI/HIV Surveillance Program, which tracks and characterizes sexually transmitted infections and HIV in Colorado. The program...

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Capacity Building Unit – Training for STI/HIV Prevention

By Regina Charter

The Capacity Building Unit and Mid-America STD/HIV Prevention Training Center is a part of the STI/HIV Prevention Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Our mission is “to promote excellence in the provision of STI/HIV prevention services by strengthening the capacity of individuals, agencies and communities”.  We do this by providing training to staff from contracted agencies and non-contracted agencies from state and local health departments, hospitals, clinics, and community based organizations.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Linkage to Care: Removing Barriers for Coloradans Living with HIV and AIDS

By Maria Chaidez and A'ra Blair

To help keep persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in care, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has two linkage to care (LTC) coordinators: Maria Chaidez and Ceasar Montoya.  They identify and reduce barriers to care, as required by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, often focusing on individuals with low income or mental and behavioral health issues. They are guides, helping HIV-positives and their care providers get through the health-care system successfully while getting the financial assistance they need.

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Communication for an Established Program

Thank you for checking out our blog! I am Ben Hammett, the Communications Specialist for the Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. My position is a new one and represents a new direction for the prevention program’s communication efforts. I am very excited to see how my background in multi-media communication—including web design, graphic design, photography, videography and social media—can be used to improve the way this program communicates with its community.