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National Chlamydia Coaltion: A Work In Progress


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Presented by Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, at the 2012 National Chlamydia Coalition meeting

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National Chlamydia Coaltion: A Work In Progress

  1. 1. NATIONAL CHLAMYDIA COALITION: A WORK IN PROGRESS Gale Burstein, MD, MPH Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine January 26, 2012
  3. 4. <ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Request and support letters for HEDIS measure to be in Accreditation set </li></ul><ul><li>Letter to IOM panel re: Preventive Services for women </li></ul><ul><li>Letters to DHHS Secretary, CMS, re: adolescent confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>State policy profiles </li></ul>
  4. 5. Chlamydia Slide Set Outline <ul><li>Epidemiology </li></ul><ul><li>Disease outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Female sequelae </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Male sequelae </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adolescent-specific concerns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social aspects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidentiality concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provider role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Screening guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Concluding thoughts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Putting screening into practice </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Other Activities and Products <ul><li>NCC Fact Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>State Networking Project </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Research Briefs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development in STD Screening: Chlamydia Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laboratory Considerations for Male Chlamydia Screening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting More Young Women Screened for Chlamydia: Findings from Qualitative Research </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Important to Remember: Coalition Definition: <ul><li>G roup of people who voluntarily come together to achieve a common and unique purpose that is determined by its members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jointly determined structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared risks and responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared rewards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Members anticipate that more likely to achieve results together than alone </li></ul>
  8. 9. Successful Coalitions <ul><li>Coalition Phases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formation -> Implementation -> Maintenance -> Assessment of progress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Coalition Action Theory: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stages are cyclical not linear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As initial implementation phase completed, need to modify with new objectives and strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As coalition matures, important to reassess priorities and future direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability is key: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>enthusiasm, commitment, organization, funding </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 10. What Makes a Coalition Work ? <ul><li>Inclusive approach to strategic planning </li></ul><ul><li>Goals are clear, attainable and coalition purpose is unique </li></ul><ul><li>Staff competence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work of the collective is their primary focus and can be held accountable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strong core group of continuous collaborators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preponderance of committed organizations that are persistently and strategically engaged is what matters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not size….. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. What Makes a Coalition Work? <ul><li>Members must feel that benefits of participation outweigh costs </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve success through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing collaborative relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving toward their own goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feeling cohesion and sense of belonging </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. What has Made this Coalition Work? <ul><li>Rapid agreement on purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Shared sense of mission </li></ul><ul><li>Made strategic sense </li></ul><ul><li>Started with frame of clear structure and processes </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated leadership and staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize limits of volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Positioned for some early wins </li></ul>
  12. 13. What will Continue to Make this Coalition Work? <ul><li>Believing important to accomplish more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And believing we CAN do it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessing and renewing our purpose and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Seizing more opportunities to make a difference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More wins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coalescing around coalition-wide strategic activities </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for the future of the NCC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul>