Adolescents and STDs: A Call to Action for Providers and Health Plans

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Nearly half of the 20 million new STD infections in the U.S. each year are among 15-24 year olds.* Yet many teens are not routinely tested for STDs as the CDC recommends, delaying possible diagnosis and treatment and undermining prevention efforts. Given that STDs are associated with life-long poor health outcomes and health care costs of more than $16 billion per year,* it is critical that providers and health plans work to reduce the disproportionate impact of STDs on youth.

This webinar will highlight opportunities for improving the prevention and diagnosis of STDs among adolescents, including the following:

Registration for this free webinar closes at noon (EDT) on July 23rd. A draft agenda is available on NIHCM Foundation’s website.

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