Improving Capacity to Reduce STIs Among Adolescents (I CaRe QI)


Chlamydia is the most frequently reported communicable disease in the US

Approximately 1 in 20 sexually active women, aged 14-24, 
have Chlamydia

Confidentiality concerns keep many adolescents and young adults from obtaining the sexual health services they need


Improving Capacity to Reduce STIs Among Adolescents (I CaRe QI)
A Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Improving Capacity to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Among Adolescents (ICaRe QI) is a new effort to improve adolescent health care and increase Chlamydia screening in the pediatric clinical setting. Up to 15 primary care pediatric practices will be chosen to participate in a 6-month Learning Collaborative. In partnership with a national faculty of clinical and Quality Improvement (QI) experts, practice teams will receive guidance in QI methods as well as tools and resources to address confidentiality concerns, support better assessment of adolescent health risks, and increase screening for chlamydia in adolescents and young adults ages 13-24 years. Interested pediatric primary care practices are encouraged to review the Collaborative Charter to learn more about requirements and expectations. To be considered for participation, practice teams must complete an application by January 19, 2018.

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Stephanie Domain




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