NCC in Action 2010


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Presented by Susan Maloney, MHS, Managing Senior Fellow and Senior Program Officer, Partnership for Prevention, and Yvonne Hamby, Project Director, JSI Research and Training Institute and Infertility Prevention Program, Region VIII at the 2010 National

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  • NCC in Action 2010

    1. 1. NATIONAL CHLAMYDIA COALITION UPDATE National Chlamydia Coalition Meeting 2010 Susan K. Maloney, MHS Partnership for Prevention
    2. 2. National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) Timeline
    3. 3. Changes this Year
    4. 4. NCQA 2010 Accreditation Measure
    5. 5. Why Chlamydia?  Why is it Graded A?  It’s prevalent  When untreated, its consequences may be serious  There is an effective, simple screening test  It’s cured with an antibiotic  There’s evidence of clinical effectiveness  Why is it a Quality Indicator?  It establishes the need for risk assessment and/or sexual history  Thus, sets the stage for dealing with behavioral
    6. 6. Photo collage
    7. 7. Provider Education Committee  Expanded outreach to state or regional chapters and affiliates  Developing additional tools in response to requests  Slide set on chlamydia screening  Working on joint policy statement on chlamydia screening  Discussing kit of clinical tools
    8. 8.  The “…Research Committee goal is to synthesize, summarize and disseminate ongoing and published research for the use of the NCC members in order to facilitate…” achieving NCC’s mission  Developed summaries of key research articles for NCC Ne ws  Drafted first research brief on testing technology
    9. 9. Policy and Advocacy Committee  Maintains focus on pending legislation and budget appropriations  Addressing confidential care for adolescents and young adults  Opportunity provided by clinical preventive services  What next?  Looking at emerging opportunities
    10. 10. Public Awareness Committee  Support GYT and STD Awareness Month  Completed assessment of needs FOR public awareness materials and availability OF materials  Reviewed how materials are shared in other fields  Developing Chlamydia Resource Exchange
    11. 11. NCC Newsletter
    12. 12. Chlamydia Mondays  Swedish website
    13. 13. NCC Committee Highlights • ProviderEducation: Lisa Goldstein • Provider Pilot Outreach Project • Public Awareness: Yvonne Hamby • Chlamydia Resource Exchange • Evaluation: Sonal Doshi • Evaluation subcommittee • Update • NCC Mini-grants
    14. 14. Public Awareness Committee Development of Chlamydia Resource Exchange (CRE)
    15. 15. Brief Overview of CRE  Purpose of clearinghouse  Why a public awareness clearinghouse?  How did the PAC approach the site development?  Initially developed key questions to guide committee consideration and discussion of site  Reviewed other sample sites  Conducted end-user survey  Determined target audience of site
    16. 16. CRE User Survey Summary of Findings  Background of survey  Primarily to solicit feedback on the design and development of the CRE  Survey sample  179 surveys completed  Key findings  Of note was that 87% of respondents reported they did not have materials to submit to the CRE site and 90% of respondents did not know of any colleagues that would be able to submit materials either. This response suggests a strongly felt, unmet need for public education and awareness materials.
    17. 17. Recent Site Design Accomplishments  Recently established many functions for the web-based public awareness system  Submission form  Suggested web site features  Discussion of site promotion and solicitation of materials
    18. 18. CRE Site Map
    19. 19. Next Steps for CRE  Complete web site development  Determine role(s) and functions for review of materials  Solicit materials for CRE  Launch it  Disseminate information and promote site
    20. 20. National Chlamydia Coalition