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Excelling at Clinical Quality Measures

Recently, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York was recognized for being above the national median for all Planned Parenthood organizations in all five clinical quality measures.

Nationally, the median for chlamydia screenings among Planned Parenthood health centers is 61% and PPCWNY reached 75%, where the measure is the percentage of women 16–24 years of age who were identified as sexually active and who had at least one test for chlamydia during the year. The median for cervical cancer screenings is 49% and PPCWNY saw 60% screening for women ages 21—64. With regards to contraceptive care, the national median is 63% and PPCWNY reached 71% for patients ages 15—44. PPCWNY saw 21% of patients ages 15—44 access long-acting reversible contraception, with the national median at 17%. Finally, the national median for tobacco use screening and intervention is 28%, PPCWNY was well above that at 60% for all patients identified as tobacco users.