NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to increase access to STD testing and treatment. With support from CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, NACCHO will convene up to five (5) STD clinics from across the US to form the STD Express Data Collaborative and invites STD clinics that have been operating STD express services (triage-based STD testing without a full physical examination) for a minimum of three (3) months to apply to participate.
The goal of the 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 critically and collaboratively, consider quality improvement efforts, and share and discuss their express models to support the scale up and replication of promising practices. The project will result in analyzed site-level outcomes data that will provide critical information about STD express services and inform data-driven improvements to current practices. It is an exciting opportunity to contribute to innovation for STD prevention and engage with peers.
Application requirements and full details of the project are available in the Request for Applications (RFA). For a more in-depth explanation of the RFA, watch this informational webinar (see presentation slides) and view a list of frequently asked questions.
Applications are due by 11:59 PT on March 28, 2019. Questions about the RFA and application process can be directed to Samantha Ritter, Senior Program Analyst, HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.