For Clinicians & Case Workers
Community Health Services welcomes you to our provider page! We hope to provide local clinicians & case workers with training, research, & patient teaching resources in the topic areas of connecting patients to medical homes & health insurance & effective communicable disease control through immunizations & sexually transmitted disease testing & treatment.
Reducing Syphilis Rates: A Healthcare Provider's Role
- HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention! (CDC, 2016)
- HPV infection is dangerous – Over 26,000 men & women in the U.S. get cancer caused by HPV every year.
- HPV vaccine is effective – Clinical trials showed the vaccines provided close to 100% protection against precancers.
- HPV vaccine is safe – Since 2006, 57 million doses of HPV vaccine have been distributed in the U.S., and in multiple & ongoing studies, no serious safety concerns have been identified.
- Vaccines only work if they’re given before exposure – We do not wait until a child is at risk to give any recommended vaccine. HPV vaccine is recommended for boys & girls ages 11 or 12 before they are exposed to the virus & because it produces a better immune response at that age.
- 3 shots are recommended for the best possible protection from cancer caused by HPV infection.
- CDC’s “You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention” for clinicians:
- CDC’s “Tips and Time Savers for Talking with Parents about HPV”
Sexually Transmitted Infections
2015 Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines, CDC - Health care clinicians play a critical role in preventing and treating STIs. These guidelines are intended to assist with that effort. Although the guidelines emphasize treatment, prevention strategies & diagnostic recommendations also are discussed.
Download an app of the guidelines, an easy-to-use reference that combines information from the STD Treatment Guidelines as well as MMWR updates, & features a streamlined interface so clinicians can access diagnostic & treatment information.
Connecting Patients to Health Insurance
A training was held on October 3, 2017 with an objective to increase the knowledge of local case workers regarding health benefits for low-income, uninsured people living in Lancaster County. There were six types of health benefit programs presented. If you work with clients with limited income who do not have health insurance, please consider learning more about possible options by watching these videos.