Impact of the community-wide adolescent health project on sexually transmitted infection testing in Omaha, Nebraska

Melissa K Tibbits, Shannon I Maloney, Tambudzai Phiri Ndashe, Brandon L Grimm, Patrik L Johansson, Mohammad Siahpush

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We describe the impact of the Adolescent Health Project on sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing in Omaha, NE, during phase 1 (media campaigns) and phase 2 (free STI testing). To assess the impact of each phase on STI testing, we examined monthly data from January 2013 to April 2017 via interrupted time series analyses. There was an immediate and statistically significant increase in testing during phase 2. Expanding and advertising free STI testing is a promising approach to increasing testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)782-784
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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