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From Chlamydia Screening Best Practices to Successful Implementation: Lessons from the Field

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported notifiable disease in the United States. If left untreated, chlamydia infection in women can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, a major cause of infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain.

From June to November 2017, nine Title X grantees participated in the Chlamydia Screening Learning Collaborative to increase chlamydia screening rates in their networks. The grantees’ improvement efforts focused on: including chlamydia screening as part of routine clinical preventive care; normalizing opt-out language to explain chlamydia screening; using the least invasive, high-quality laboratory testing; and utilizing diverse payment options to reduce cost as a barrier.

Join the FPNTC on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 2:00pm ET to learn about the chlamydia screening best practices and quality improvement strategies that led to the grantees’ success. Grantees that participated in the collaborative will share specific improvement strategies and results of their efforts. Webinar participants will also learn about new chlamydia screening resources available on fpntc.org.

Speaker(s): Jennifer Kawatu, RN, MPH; Jayna Gray, Missouri Family Health Council; Latheria Charleston and Tonia Walden, Florida Department of Health

Objectives:

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least three best practices from the Chlamydia Screening Change Package.
  2. Describe at least three quality improvement strategies to improve chlamydia screening.
  3. List at least two tools to conduct quality improvement efforts to improve chlamydia screening.