NACCHO, CDC Announce STD Data Collaborative Opportunity

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of STD Prevention, has announced a funding and program opportunity for five STD clinics to form the STD Express Data Collaborative. STD express services refer to triage-based STD testing activities without a full physical examination. The goal of the STD Express Data Collaborative is to: 1) further establish the evidence base for STD express services; and 2) support quality improvement of established express models.

Selected sites will receive $30,000 each to refine an evaluation plan collaboratively, collect site-level data and share with NACCHO and CDC for analysis, discuss implications of the analyzed data, and explore using the express models to support the scale-up and replication of promising practices.

STD clinics that have been operating STD express services for a minimum of three months are welcome to apply to participate. NACCHO will host an informational webinar for potential applicants next Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm PST. Additional requirements and full details of the project are available here.