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February 2022

2021 Year-in-Review: Targeted, Thoughtful Growth

If we had to choose a word to sum up 2021, it might be “growth.” Last year, NPIN focused on growing almost all our capabilities—from the NPIN Community to communications, strategy to services. We also wanted to make sure our growth is thoughtful and positions us, at the start of 2022, to better meet the needs of our diverse audiences.

Last summer, we rolled out new features on GetTested, the online tool anyone can use to find free, fast, and convenient tests for HIV and STDs. Users can now filter for clinics offering mail-only HIV self-tests, and—if they need to visit a clinic—exclude those that are not within reasonable driving/travel distance.

CDC 2021 Health Literarcy

September 2021 marked the official relaunch of NPIN News, a fully redesigned monthly publication showcasing new and popular resources in our comprehensive databases.

A large part of NPIN’s mission is to support the communication needs of CDC’s programs for prevention and control of HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB, and for the promotion of adolescent and school health. From April to December last year, we built and sent 126 email blasts including Dear Colleague letters, conference notices, and funding announcements.

World Hepatitis Day

We’ve also been busy helping to promote events and observances. Also, in 2021, NPIN designed graphics, wrote social media posts, and assembled partner packets to promote World Hepatitis Day, a webinar on faith-based HIV outreach, and hepatitis C testing, as well as promoting “Insta-Worthy,” an NPIN-sponsored health literacy webinar in July 2021.

We refocused our social media strategy in an effort to highlight NPIN’s products and services, including the highly successful pilot of #MyVoiceMyAction, a hashtag campaign to gather real stories for World AIDS Day from people whose lives are affected by HIV.

This year, we plan to grow our impact and our visibility even more. Can we help you? Currently, we’re fielding requests via social media for more information about the NPIN Community, and we plan to showcase its features alongside testimonials from professionals already using the Community. Here’s to greater growth in 2022!

New & Notable

The following represent some of the materials recently uploaded to NPIN’s Materials Database.

Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth
Pharmacists' Role in Viral Hepatitis Elimination
Reflecting on the Past! Celebrating the Future!

Source: The Trevor Project

Source: National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

Source: Treatment Action Group (TAG)

Materials Spotlight

The following materials were the most frequently downloaded from NPIN’s Materials Database (January 1-31, 2022).

Sex and COVID-19: FAQs
“Cover Your Cough” flyer
The Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test Wall Chart

Source: National Coalition of STD Directors & NASTAD

Downloads: 2,657

Source: CDC

Downloads: 121

Source: CDC

Downloads: 115

New Trainings & Webinars

Check out this recently updated informational webinar:

  • Enhancing Disease Investigation and Intervention Functions

This three-day virtual seminar held in September 2021 examined characteristics of disease investigation and intervention functions in the context of public health priorities. Links: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.

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