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A brief update on the National Chlamydia Coalition by Ashley Coffield, MPA, Senior Fellow, Partnership for Prevention. Presented at the 2012 National Chlamydia Coalition meeting.

A brief update on the National Chlamydia Coalition by Ashley Coffield, MPA, Senior Fellow, Partnership for Prevention. Presented at the 2012 National Chlamydia Coalition meeting.

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    NCC: What We're Doing and Where We're Going NCC: What We're Doing and Where We're Going Presentation Transcript

    • NCC: WHAT WE’RE DOING AND WHERE WE’RE GOING National Chlamydia Coalition Meeting 2012 Ashley Coffield, MPA Partnership for Prevention
    • NCC Update
      • Mini-Grants
      • NCC/NIHCM Foundation Webinar
      • Process Evaluation
      • Strategic Planning
    • New Sexual Health Coalition
      • In the early planning stages
      • Will start small
      • Will not replace the NCC
    • NCC Newsletter
    • The NCC News and Chlamydia Humor In the UK, quickie chlamydia test kits by mail. Chlamydia board games from Australia…
    • NCC Committee Updates
      • Provider Education —Karen Shea, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
      • Public Awareness —Yvonne Hamby, JSI Research and Training Institute and IPP Region VIII
      • Research –Charlotte Gaydos, Johns Hopkins University and IUSTI
      • Policy & Advocacy —Deborah Arrindell, American Social
    • PROVIDER EDUCATION COMMITTEE: AN UPDATE
    • State Networking Project
      • Provide health care providers with state and local contacts for resources, assistance, training, and tools
      • Link providers with state and local health officials
      • Encourage public and private health care providers to work together on some aspect of Chlamydia
    • State Networking Project (cont’d)
      • State specific letters sent to contacts from SAHM, AAP and ACOG
        • Names and contact information for key persons in state provided
        • State profile: HIV, STD, and Teen Pregnancy
        • Resources on GYT, Why Screen?
    • Chlamydia Slide Set
      • Went live on NCC website in October, 2011
      • Also available on the SlideShare site ( http://www.slideshare.net/NCCppt )
      • Unlocked version available to NCC members
    • Prioritization of Projects
      • Ten potential projects proposed
      • Discussion and ranking of projects
      • Focus on top two priorities for the year
    • Highest Priorities for Coming Year
      • Update Why Screen?
        • Add Treatment to the title?
          • Potentially include information on EPT, partner treatment
        • Update coverage section
        • Include new data on Chlamydia and HEDIS
        • Additional talking points on taking a sexual history and how to introduce Chlamydia and other STD testing
        • Expand the number of links for clinical tools in the resource section
    • Complete Provider Toolkit
      • Decide what should be in the kit
      • Then obtain cost estimate to determine whether:
        • It is feasible to develop a partner website to the CRE specifically for providers
              • OR
        • Incorporate as web links in other resources
    • PUBLIC AWARENESS COMMITTEE: AN UPDATE
    • Chlamydia Resource Exchange (CRE)
    • Public Awareness Committee 2011
      • Launched the Chlamydia Resource Exchange
        • Finalized plans for site design, including search criteria, web permissions, and download features
        • Developed plans for reviewing submissions
        • Developed promotional strategy, including dissemination through NCC News
    • Public Awareness Committee 2012
      • Continued promotion of the CRE
        • Emphasis on encouraging uploads of great material
        • Promote the CRE as go-to site for free, easy-to-download customizable materials
      • Prioritization of new projects that will help the NCC meet its coalition-wide objectives
    • RESEARCH COMMITTEE: AN UPDATE
    • Research Committee 2011
      • Released two research briefs:
        • Laboratory Considerations for Male Chlamydia Testing , Charlotte Gaydos
        • Getting More Young Women Screened for Chlamydia: Findings from Qualitative Research , Susan Gilbert
    • Research Committee 2011
      • Released 4 research articles of the month:
        • CDC Chlamydia Epidemiology Update , Catherine Satterwhite
        • Review article on over-screening of women >25 years old for chlamydia, Catherine Satterwhite
        • Review of Pediatrics article on racial/ethnic disparities in chlamydia screening, Sarah Goldenkranz
        • Highlights from the 2011 ISSTDR meeting, Charlotte Gaydos, Sarah Goldenkranz and Wendy Nakatsukasa-Ono
    • Research Committee 2012
      • Committee products under development:
        • Research brief on the cost effectiveness of chlamydia screening
        • Research brief on rectal/pharyngeal swabs for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing
        • Article of the month on best practices for partner treatment and retesting
      • Discussions on how to help the NCC meet its coalition-wide objectives, as established in the new NCC strategic plan
    • POLICY & ADVOCACY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SPG
    • Policy & Advocacy Within the NCC
      • Critical that the NCC address policy change
        • It’s how coalitions can make a lasting impact
      • Lots of challenges…
        • Many policy options relate to the NCC’s mission
        • NCC members who participate in policy must:
          • Agree on a winnable objective
          • Have the right expertise and passion
          • Be motivated to lead and work with coalition partners
        • We all have limited time and resources
    • The Solution?
      • Special Policy Groups (SPGs)
        • Specific in nature
        • Address policies relevant at the time and as they emerge
        • Draw from expertise in the NCC
        • Dissolve when objective has been met
    • The Policy & Advocacy Committee Proposes to…
      • Dissolve as a standing committee but keep policy change as an NCC goal
      • Use SPGs for specific policy objectives
      • In 2012, create and Adolescent Confidentiality SPG
        • Purpose is to focus exclusively on promoting confidentiality for adolescents through policy change
    • Benefits
      • Focused: less time spent prioritizing and debating the wide range of options
      • Directly supports NCC’s mission and goals
      • Will pull together those who are motivated to coordinate, support each other, and pool resources and expertise to affect change
      • Will meet tomorrow to create a work plan for 2012
      • We need your help!
    • National Chlamydia Coalition
      • www.ncc.prevent.org