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Goal 1: Prevention Through Health Care

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1A. Maximize opportunities to adopt, integrate, and leverage NCHHSTP prevention priorities into other HHS Op Divs and other federal agencies.

I. Identify opportunities to expand, leverage, and integrate NCHHSTP priority prevention programs and policies with other CDC centers, institutes, and offices, and HHS Op Divs.

FY 2010 Accomplishments

  • Consulted with a variety of other federal and national organizations about implications of health care reform for NCHHSTP programs.
  • National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) continued to be a good example of efforts to normalize delivery of prevention services, involving multiple other agencies and organizations.
  • Awarded NCC mini-grants to facilitate uptake in community of Ct screening.
  • Created Center-wide workgroup to address prevention through health care.
  • Developed compendium of community prevention interventions relevant to NCHHSTP programs.

FY 2011 Plans

  • Collaborate with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on medical home care and needed health department support for managing HIV and other conditions in medical home.
  • Develop and implement plan with HRSA leadership, divisions, and partners, to define roles and responsibilities for community health centers (CHCs) and health departments
  • Monitor evolving relationship between health departments and CHCs in Massachusetts as health reform matures
  • Evaluate NCC Mini-grants to identify successful approaches and lessons learned for other NCHHSTP programs.
  • Collaborate with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to identify interventions relevant for NCHHSTP programs in the Community Transformation Grant funding opportunity announcement.

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II. Collaborate with external health partners and stakeholders to develop joint guidelines and recommendations for implementing NCHHSTP prevention priorities.

Indicator: Number of joint HHS guidelines and recommendations developed (annually)

FY 2010 Accomplishments

  • Organized interagency workgroup on viral hepatitis, chaired by Dr. Koh, to develop cross-HHS plan to address recommendations by the Institute of Medicine.
  • Collaborated with HHS agencies and the White House to develop and release the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
  • Developed social marketing campaigns to further implementation of HIV prevention strategies in high-risk groups.

FY 2011 Plans

  • Develop cross-CDC/agency approaches for implementing USPSTF recommendation for behavioral intervention counseling to address STD/HIV risk.
  • USPSTF to revisit recommendations for HIV screening.
  • With HRSA and other agencies, develop guidelines for HIV prevention among HIV-positive persons.

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1B. Maximize opportunities to advance NCHHSTP strategic priorities in a transformed health system.

I. Ensure that NCHHSTP programs are aligned with, and able to leverage, opportunities for improving prevention and wellness, health disparities, and health care quality arising from passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the United States.

FY 2010 Accomplishments

  • Collaborated with the National Coalition of STD Directors to draft a 3rd party billing survey to explore implementation, capacity, and barriers for STD service providers to billing public and private insurance for reimbursement

FY 2011 Plans

  • Assess concerns about patient confidentiality for Explanation of Benefits documents and develop recommendations and tools to address them.
  • Collaborate with divisions and partners to identify appropriate actions programs should take given health reform changes and to identify skills and tools needed to accommodate new roles.
  • Develop metrics to track program changes and appropriate accommodation.
  • Continue to collaborate with HRSA to support a six-clinic, multi-year evaluation of interventions designed to increase HIV positive client appointment attendance among patients at risk of missing scheduled appointments.
  • Collaborate with CDC, HHS, and other federal departments to develop language for a chapter on “Reproductive and Sexual Health” for the National Prevention Strategy.

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II. Increase support for, and the dissemination of, comparative effectiveness research in HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB prevention.

Indicator: Number of comparative effectiveness research projects funded (annually)

FY 2010 Accomplishments

  • Held consultation to identify threats and solutions regarding safety net services.

FY 2011 Plans

  • Work with other CDC centers to develop and disseminate into primary care “intensive behavioral counseling” interventions recommended by USPSTF
  • Consult with stakeholders on approaches to identifying and maintaining high-priority safety net services that address communicable diseases.
  • Collaborate with partners to provide guidance to health departments on utilization of electronic health records EHRs and opportunities for client billing.
  • Develop metrics to track adequacy of safety net services.

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1C. Monitor performance and quality of prevention services and interventions.

I. Improve overall NCHHSTP program performance by promoting the utilization of performance management systems and quality improvement techniques and sharing best practices.

FY 2010 Accomplishments

  • Began providing real time and county-level data from the National TB Indicators Project (NTIP) to help programs work on areas needing improvement.

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II. Utilize and advance opportunities afforded by emerging data integration technologies and techniques.

FY 2010 Accomplishments

  • Developed a “best practices” process and implementation of quality improvement approach.
  • Worked to include HIV testing in pregnancy in National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) “perinatal” package of measures.
  • Through the National Chlamydia Coalition, disseminated information about approaches to improve a key Performance Measure – screening among young females.

FY 2011 Plans

  • Provide support for including hepatitis B screening and other prenatal screening recommendations supported by USPSTF in NCQA’s “perinatal” package of measures.
  • Develop plans for improving performance on measures specific to HIV, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB.

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1D. Promote innovative, systems- and health-based approaches to the prevention and control of HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB.

I. Collaborate within and across HHS to advance a syndemic orientation and approach to prevention of HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB in the United States.

FY 2010 Accomplishments

  • Participated on Meaningful Use advisory committee
  • Funded development of prompts to target CT screening that are consistent with electronic health record standards.

FY 2011 Plans

  • Collaborate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to identify opportunities for accessing and using data nationally and locally to improve public health.
  • Collaborate with CMS to provide training for TB programs in enrolling eligible TB patients in Medicaid.
  • Support an information technology fellow to identify the potential that data aggregation software and GIS mapping and handheld device entry systems offer for improving Center programs.

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II. Work with internal and external partners and stakeholders to promote sexual health in the United States and identify other relevant frameworks for implementation.

FY 2010 Accomplishments

  • Provided HRSA with a compilation of screening/ vaccine services recommended by NCHHSTP.
  • Developed a green paper and convened a consultation on “A Public Health Approach to Advancing Sexual Health in the U.S.”
  • Initiated a health communication project to assess messages and metaphors for educating policymakers and the public about sexual health.

FY 2011 Plans

  • Encourage HRSA to develop and adopt integrated guidance for primary care that addresses NCHHSTP conditions.
  • Collaborate across divisions to identify the critical factors that determine success of the Medical Home concept in managing NCHHSTP conditions.
  • Collaborate across divisions to identify ways to leverage accountable care organizations (ACOs) and to define “bundled payments” approach for NCHHSTP conditions.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with CMS on improving health care quality.
  • Create a Sexual Health Workgroup of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV/ STD Prevention and Treatment.
  • Publish a meeting report on the consultation addressing “A Public Health Approach to Advancing Sexual Health in the U.S.”
  • Release a new FOA addressing creation of a national coalition to address sexual health.
  • Develop a new CDC definition of sexual health and indicators to assess long-term efforts in attempts by CDC and partners to advance the sexual health framework.
  • Develop a CDC White Paper on “A Public Health Approach to Advancing Sexual Health in the U.S.”

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