Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12DATA POINTS: A Health Department Roadmap for Enhancing Data to Care Programs 3 Forward Increasingly, health depart- ments are being asked to be more responsive to the modern HIV epidemic, and to craft comprehensive plans to “end the epidemic” within their jurisdiction. These efforts align with robust efforts at the national level, as spelled- out in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020. Without question, ending the HIV epidemic is within our reach, and health departments are well-positioned to play a critical and unique role. NASTAD (The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors) is a non-profit national association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis health care, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands. Since 1992, NASTAD has been providing technical assistance to health departments bridging science, policy and public health to help decrease new HIV infections. In the last couple of years, NASTAD has become a national leader in providing capacity building assistance (CBA) on Data to Care (D2C). The organization’s D2C Com- munity of Practice was created in 2015 exclusively to facilitate dialogue and information-sharing among jurisdictions that are on the front lines of building impactful D2C programs. This resource, in the form of an interactive digibook, is a first for NASTAD – an opportunity to bring information and re- sources to its members in an innovative format. Aside from the many resources — including the debut of the Capacity Talk Podcast series — members from five jurisdictions contributed their lessons learned from implementing aspects of D2C. As health departments continue to shape efforts to end the HIV epidemic within its borders, “Data Points” provides a roadmap to establish, and maintain a quality D2C program for public health action. NASTAD stands ready to assist health departments to access key resources referenced here, and provide further CBA training and technical assistance. Murray C. Penner Executive Director