Characteristics of the Audience Reached by the National Network of Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinical Prevention Training Centers and Correlation with Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates, 2015 to 2020

Benjamin C. Hauschild, Helen C. Burnside, Barbara A. Gray, Christine Johnston, Natalie Neu, Ina U. Park, Hilary E.L. Reno, Anne Rompalo, Nicholas Van Wagoner, Karen A. Wendel, Alexandra Coor, Erin Tromble, Cornelis A. Rietmeijer

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Abstract

Background The National Network of Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) trains clinical providers to diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States. The purpose of this study was to examine the demographics of clinical providers and to correlate the number of training episodes with STI rates at the county level. Methods Registration data were collected between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2020, in a custom Learning Management System from clinical providers taking NNPTC training. Using the 2018 STI surveillance data, counties were divided into quartiles based on reportable STI case rates and the number of county-level training events was compared per quartile. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted in IBM SPSS Statistics 23 (Armonk, NY) and SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 (Cary, NC). Results From 2015 to 2020, the NNPTC trained 21,327 individuals, predominantly in the nursing professions and working in a public health environment. In multivariate analysis, the number of training events was significantly associated with higher STI rates at the county level (P < 0.0001) and the state where a prevention training center is located (P < 0001). Conclusions The analysis suggests that NNPTC trainings are reaching the clinical providers working in geographic areas with higher STI rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-317
Number of pages5
JournalSexually transmitted diseases
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2022

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