Implementing and Sustaining a School-based STD Screening Program


Chlamydia (CT) rates remain high among adolescents; schools are an obvious place to reach adolescents. Implementing & sustaining a school-based STD screening program poses many challenges. Baltimore, Indian Health Services (IHS), New Orleans (NO), New York City (NYC) and Philadelphia have experience with school-based screening programs. Though each program differs in method, scope, and funding there are many shared experiences.

Objectives of Symposium:

To present different models of school-based screening and provide lessons learned from various program areas.

Implications for Programs, Policy, and/or Research:

The combined experience of a variety of programs throughout the country will inform programs interested in embarking on school-based screening.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008: 10:00 AM-11:45 AM
Williford A/B
10:00 AM
Entrée into Schools
Lenore Asbel, MD, Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Melinda E. Salmon, BS, Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Greta L. Anschuetz, MPH, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
10:20 AM
Lori De Ravello, MPH, CDC assignee to the Indian Health Service
10:40 AM
Screening Protocols and Education
Charlotte A. Gaydos, DrPH, Johns Hopkins University
11:00 AM
Parental Consent and Confidentiality
Meighan E. Rogers, MPH, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Sophie Nurani, MA, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Susan Blank, MD, MPH, NYC DOHMH / Division of STD Prevention, CDC
11:20 AM
Treatment and Follow-up
Malanda Nsuami, MD, MPH, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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