“Putting on the blitz: An intensive outreach and screening drive in response to a cluster of syphilis cases in Milwaukee, WI"
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy
Describe the City of Milwaukee Health Department's (MHD) planning process involved in designing the syphilis educational outreach and screening “blitz” conducted by the MHD in August 2013. Define the objectives of conducting the syphilis outreach and client screening “blitz” in the target area identified by the MHD. Explain resources and coordination between local public health agencies and community stakeholders necessary to safely and effectively conduct "blitz" interventions. Discuss lessons-learned from this type of event and recommendations for improving process and quality of intervention in the future.
Keyword(s): STDs/STI, Sexual Risk Behavior
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Currently working as Communicable & Infectious Disease Program Coordinator assigned to the Sexually Transmitted Disease and Tuberculosis Control Program at Keenan Health Center. In this position I am responsible for the assessment and monitoring of the STD/HIV/ TBCC programming in the Milwaukee community. This includes the development and implementation of STD/ HIV/ TBCC programs with an emphasis on community involvement, collaboration and community advocacy.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.