April is STD Awareness Month!
New estimates show that there are nearly 20 million new infections in the US each year, costing the healthcare system nearly $16 billion. Check out these resources that can be incorporated into your STD Awareness Month efforts!Find Out More
The National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) convened in 2008 to address the continued high burden of chlamydia infection
The coalition strives to reduce the rates of chlamydia and its harmful effects among sexually active adolescents and young adults.Find Out More
News & Features
- New Estimates of the Health and Economic Burden of STIs Published
- How Some Parents Could Learn Adult Daughters' Birth Control Habits
- Insurance Dependents Can Face Special Challenges on Privacy
- Guttmacher Report: Confidentiality for Individuals Insured as Dependents: A Review of State Laws and Policies
Two studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recently published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases estimate the health and economic burden of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the US.
The Affordable Care Act removes one of the big barriers to contraception for many young women: cost. But if young women don't feel confident that the care they will receive is confidential, they may not take advantage of it.
Under the Affordable Care Act, which allows adult children to stay on their parents’ plans until they reach age 26, breaches of privacy may become a growing problem.
Guttmacher Report: Confidentiality for Individuals Insured as Dependents: A Review of State Laws and Policies ">
This report reviews state-level legal requirements related to confidentiality in private insurance, including state statutes and regulations that can abrogate confidentiality and the steps some states have taken to protect confidential access to care.
NCC Product Spotlight
The NCC talked with health plans about successful approaches to increasing screening rates and the availability of resources to address barriers to chlamydia screening at NCQA’s Seattle and Washington, DC HEDIS Update conferences.
Know the Facts
Twenty percent of untreated chlamydia infections lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.Chlamydia Information