Our physicians have launched an intervention to increase screening for and education about chlamydia in women ages 15 to 25. Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the U.S., with 1 million cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control in 2006.
With generous funding from Pacific Source, Women’s Care developed a protocol to capture and track data on patients who have been tested for and educated about chlamydia, and trained Women’s Care staff on the importance of chlamydia education and testing. During the initial eight-month trial phase of the intervention, Women’s Care increased chlamydia screening for patients aged 15 to 25 by 38%. We hope to increase that figure as the intervention continues.
Women’s Care is committed to taking a leadership role in reducing untreated and undiagnosed cases of chlamydia, which have an enormous effect on our community’s health.