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NRSA Fellow Bianca Allison’s Clinic-Based Quality Improvement Initiative Featured in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

How can we increase screening for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in Adolescents?


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Bianca Allison, MD, MPH is a NRSA Primary Care Research Fellow and
Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sheps Center’s National Research Service Award (NRSA) training fellow Bianca Allison, MD, MPH, along with UNC collaborators Elizabeth Walters, DNP, CPNP-PC, RN (School of Nursing), Benjamin Butler, MSN, RN, CPN (Primary Care Clinic), and Martha Perry, MD, (General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine).

In The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Sheps Center’s NRSA Fellow Bianca Allison and co-authors wrote, “Universal screening is a strategy for addressing the limitations of risk-based screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia (GC/CT). This quality improvement (QI) initiative aimed to improve GC/CT screening by implementing universal annual screening for all adolescents ≥ 13 years old.”

Interested in learning more about this improvement brief?

Head over to read Volume 47, Issue 5 of the journal to read the full brief.