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Easily Accessible, Welcoming Center Enhances Access to Medical and Social Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Homeless Youth 8/27/2014
An easily accessible center offers a safe, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment in which homeless youth, particularly those who identify themselves as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, can access a wide array of medical and social services.
Sexual Health Clinics Provide Most Test Results via Text Message, Leading to Faster Diagnosis and Treatment, Greater Capacity to Serve Patients 8/13/2014
Sexual health clinics communicate most test results via text message, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment and greater clinic capacity for handling new cases.
Web-Based Triage and Scheduling System Generates High Levels of Patient Satisfaction, Enhances Access to Sexual Health Services 8/13/2014
Sexual health clinics offer patients the option of requesting an appointment for nonurgent conditions via a Web-based system; the program has proven quite popular with patients and, along with other initiatives, has enhanced the clinics' ability to offer appointments quickly and serve new patients.
Gonorrhea Community Action Project Improves Preventive Health Care For Adolescents in Harlem 4/23/2014
The Gonorrhea Community Action Project was a national, multisite project to design and implement interventions to increase access to and the quality of health care services in communities with high rates of gonorrhea.
Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic Offers Testing-Only Express Visit to Eligible Patients, Leading to Shorter Waits, Increased Throughput 2/12/2014
A sexually transmitted infections clinic uses a triage system to identify patients eligible for a testing-only "express visit," leading to reduced waiting times for patients and enhanced throughput for the clinic.
QualityTools
Improving Chlamydia Screening: Strategies from Top Performing Health Plans 3/13/2013
This report provides practical examples of successful initiatives to increase chlamydia screenings.
Frequently Asked Questions About HIV and STD Testing 3/14/2012
This tool provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about HIV and STD testing.
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Last updated: August 27, 2014.