A core function of the Region IV Infertility Prevention Project (IPP) is to collect and report Prevalence Monitoring data on chlamydia and gonorrhea testing and positivity conducted throughout eight southeastern States, or Project Areas: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
This information is collected by each Project Area according to national data standards, and collated by the Regional Infrastructure (CAI) for submission to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data are included in CDC’s Chlamydia Surveillance Supplement Annual Report, and shared within the Region and Project Areas on an ongoing basis in order to support program evaluation and monitoring efforts.
National Data Codebook - This codebook describes CDC screening criteria for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, laboratory test types used, and defitions for core (required) and enhanced (optional) data elements reported as part of the IPP prevalence monitoring data project. This version has been updated to reflect screening language in CDC 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines.
IPP Quality Assurance Guide - May 2011 - This guide from CDC describes quality assurance steps related to reviewing prevalence monitoring data submitted in accordance with the National Data Codebook, including:
- checking values for validity, consistency, and format of individual records,
- identifying records with an out-of-date-range specimen collection date, and
- comparing summary frequencies over time for all core variables to detect significant changes in the distribution.
STD Information Systems - This website provides access to information and resources designed to assist state and local STD prevention programs in their use of data and information systems.