WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE UNIT PROGRAM
Due to changes in the Wyoming Department of Health Communicable Disease Unit, Program names and staff functions are changing. Although our program names are changing, our services are not. We continue to provide education, services and support to residents and health care professionals throughout the state of Wyoming.
Please join us in welcoming the new Communicable Disease Unit Manager, Darlena Schlachter. She joins us from the Department of Education during which time she was most recently the Federal Programs Consolidated Grants Supervisor.
Darlena graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelors in Administrative Justice and earned her Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Policy/Government from the Grand Canyon University. She was with the Wyoming Department of Education from 2007 to 2013. Prior to her work with WDE she served briefly as a paralegal with the Department of Corrections and for three years as a Grants Manager with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Additionally, Darlena worked Washington D.C. for one year as a liaison for Senator Mike Enzi’s between constituents and legislative staff.
PREVENTION PROGRAM EPIDEMIOLOGIST STAFF
NORTHEASTERN REGION: Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sheridan, Washakie, Weston Counties. Julie Newlin: (307) 777-6563
SOUTHWESTERN REGION (+LARAMIE CO): Carbon, Fremont, Laramie, Lincoln, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta Counties. Ashley Grajczyk: (307) 777-8005
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE UNIT ADMNISTRATIVE STAFF
Darlena Schlachter, Communicable Disease Unit Manager: (307)777-7529
Debi Anderson, HIV Services Program Manager: (307)777-5856
Tai Wright, Communicable Disease Prevention Program Manager (interim): (307) 777-3562
Toni Reeves, Ryan White Benefits Coordinator: (307) 777-5800
Julie Tarbuck, PRISM Data Manager, Trainer, Webmaster: (307) 777-7953
Corrie Graham, Communicable Disease Surveillance Coordinator: (307) 777-7719
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Wyoming Department of Health, Communicable Disease Unit, will be providing funding opportunities for prevention activities in 2013 to creditable applicants. The missions of these funding opportunities is to increase the awareness of, and decrease the incidence of HIV, viral hepatitis and other STDs in Wyoming.
The Communicable Disease Unit will be offering two types of funding:
For the purchase of communicable disease prevention supplies such as educational materials, condoms, etc.
For local entities to carry out specials projects in their community of service consistent with the specified mission.
All funded efforts must target one or more high risk populations identified by the Wyoming Department of Health Communicable Disease Unit, which include but are not limited to:
Men who have sex with men (MSM)
HIV and/or Viral Hepatitis positives
Injection Drug users (IDUs)
CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION OR AN APPLICATION:
Communicable Disease Prevention Programs Supplies
TB skin testing materials continue to be in short supply, due to a national shortage. The Program continues to get weekly shipments of materials, however they are in smaller quantities than previously available
We are asking sites to order supplies in one (1) month increments as opposed to the previously recommended three (3) month supply.
As a reminder, the Program can only support IGRA testing for HIV positive, foreign born and contact clients.
2013 MASTER CALENDAR
CLICK THE HYPERLINKED MONTHS ABOVE FOR THE 2013 COMMUNICABLE DISEASE MASTER CALENDAR WHICH INCLUDES:
HIV/AIDS COUNSELING & TESTING TRAINING DATES
TST (TUBERCULINE SKIN TESTING) TRAINING DATES
PRISM DATASYSTEM WEBINAR DATES
TB ADVISORY COUNSEL MEETING DATES
CAPPA MEETING DATES
AND MANY MANY MORE WEBINARS, TRAININGS, MEETINGS, AND CONFERENCES
For all HIV Rapid Counseling & Testing and TST Training events, please visit WyTrain (https://wy.train.org) to create an account and register using the Course IDs listed on the 2013 Master Calendar.
All Counseling & Testing Training participants will be required to complete on-line curriculum prior to attending the trainings. For curriculum information click here.
~*~ PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN! As events are added, the calendar will be updated. ~*~
STD EPI PROFILE
CLICK HERE to review the 2011 COMPREHENSIVE HIV/STD/TB/VIRAL HEPATITIS EPIDEMIOLOGIC PROFILE.
CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE!!
~ Learn the facts about sexually transmitted diseases, their symptoms, and how to protect yourself.
~ Get a voucher for FREE HIV/STD testing at your local public health clinic.