Toolkit for Community Organizers: Steps for Addressing Chlamydia in Your Community - Step 1: Define the Issues - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Step 1: Define the Issues

Toolkit for Community Organizers:
Steps for Addressing Chlamydia in Your Community

Who, what and where is your community?

  • County
  • City, town
  • Neighborhood
  • Organization (church, school, community center, clinic)
  • Individuals (youth, parents, health care providers, business owners, teachers)

What is the status of chlamydia and other STIs/STDs in our community?”

Do plans to address this problem involve a community approach?  If not, “How can I move to that?”

  • Explore who is affected by chlamydia in your community
  • Then, explore beyond the rates...consider the attitudes and practices around sexual health
  • What is the community doing now about chlamydia? What is working? What could be done differently?
  • For ideas of community approaches to chlamydia, reference MCP Goals.

Kandiyohi County & CHAS  
Kandiyohi County has consistently high rates of chlamydia (1,000+/100,000) among their teen and young adult female population for the past decade. The challenge of this project was to utilize community engagement and empower community leaders to develop a plan to improve the sexual health and in turn decrease the incidence of chlamydia in adolescents in Kandiyohi County.


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Updated Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:02AM