National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC)

About the NCC

The College is a member of the National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) which addresses the continued high burden of chlamydia infection, especially among women age 25 and under, and strives to attain the overarching mission of reducing the rates of chlamydia and its harmful effects among sexually active adolescents and young adults.

Coalition members are working together to achieve the following goals:

  • Improve and protect the health of adolescents and young adults by increasing rates of chlamydia screening.
  • Increase awareness of the importance of recommended chlamydia screening through public education.
  • Encourage health care providers to increase screening rates.
  • Advocate for policy changes to increase access and use of chlamydia screening and treatment services.
  • Encourage research to enhance the prevention of chlamydia and its medical and social consequences.

This important initiative was established in January 2008 by Partnership for Prevention, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and eight founding organizations that make up the Steering Committee. The NCC includes non-profit organizations, health care professional associations, including , advocacy groups, health insurers, and local, state, and federal government representatives. Four committees have been formed—public awareness, provider education, research, and policy & advocacy.

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Expert Commentary

The Expert Commentary is an updated version of the Research Translation Committee's Article of the Month, in which NCC aims to provide a short discussion/commentary on timely research. The Research Translation Committee also produces Hot Topics (previously called Research Briefs), which are more extended briefs. Both of these products are designed to communicate research findings on chlamydia screening, laboratory testing, epidemiology and treatment for health care providers and managers in all settings that serve persons for whom STD screening is recommended or who are at risk for STDs.  Archived Expert Commentaries can be found:

May 2012 Expert Commentary

June 2012 Hot Topic

July 2012 Expert Commentary


Caitlin Phelps, MA
Director of Gynecology

Lyndona Charles
Special Assistant, Gynecology and Ethics

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