Resource: Case Study–Minnesota Health Plan Chlamydia Screening Collaborative

The Minnesota Health Plan Chlamydia Screening Collaborative was created to increase screening among sexually active adolescents and young adults. This was a performance improvement project among four Minnesota health plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, and UCare (supported by Stratis Health). The Collaborative worked with clinics in a variety of ways to positively impact chlamydia screening rates.

  • Periodic online provider training (archived training).
  • Compiled a provider toolkit to help clinics and providers across the state improve their clinic processes and awareness of the issue.
  • Targeted outreach to clinics. Using Minnesota Community Measurement data, each health plan partner identified and supported clinics in their network through targeted outreach and use of the toolkit to improve chlamydia screening rates.

In addition, the Collaborative recognized the need to partner with existing organizations and collaboratives working on chlamydia screening. This included supporting the Minnesota Chlamydia Partnership (a collaboration between public health, health care, community organizations, and youth organizations) to implement their Minnesota Chlamydia Strategy.