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[ Recorded presentation ] Recorded presentation

Evaluating STD Prevention Program Efforts: Performance Measures and Quality Improvement

Stuart Berman, MD, MPH, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Controm and Prevention, 10 Corporate Square, MS E02, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-639-1856, smb1@cdc.gov

Although for many years the national STD program had been managed with tight evaluation criteria for several aspects of local operations, for many reasons (paper work reduction etc) this practice hadn't continued over the past 2 decades. However, in the past several years, the Division of STD Prevention, in close collaboration with STD program managers across the country, has developed and implemented a series of performance measures which local programs must now address. These measures cover a wide range of prevention areas but are not as yet comprehensive or fully balanced. The local programs have been wrestling with the “data gathering” step, and are just beginning to consider the aspect of performance measurement that may be most important for public health – namely how to use those data to improve program performance.

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  • At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to

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    [ Recorded presentation ] Recorded presentation

    Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections During an Era of Declining Funds and Crumbling Public Health Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

    The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA