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Antibody Testing - EHCSF (P)

# of community-based antibody tests

567Q4 2020

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Why Is This Important?

The number of antibody tests completed gives us an idea of how well we're carrying out our testing strategies. 

Story Behind the Curve
  Positive Negative
  • The performance measure (PM) also includes data from Jail Health Services (JHS) and Latino Wellness Center.
  • JHS is missing data for 2019 Q3 and Q4 - which might contribute to graph line decreasing after Q2 in 2019.
    • As a point of reference, JHS made up 10-20% of all antibody tests in the first two quarters
  • 2020 Q1 and Q2 is preliminary - data is still being submitted and recorded. 
  • In Q4, there are more health fairs that provide HCV testing, which is not reported to EHCSF
  • San Francisco implemented a Stay at Home order on March 16th 2020 (end of Q1), limiting the hours and operations of many CBOs, thus severely reducing the # of tests that could be done. 
Quality Improvement Plan
Technical Notes

Description of data: The quarterly number of hep C antibody tests given among SFDPH-funded CBOs.


  • Data time frame: 2019-current
  • Data as of September 29, 2020

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: 11 SFDPH-funded CBOs, including Jail Health Services (JHS) and Latino Wellnes Center.

Description of Data Source: CBOs complete an SFDPH HCV data testing form for every client that receives testing services. CBOs can complete the form via paper or submit electronically. 

Reference for QI Plan: 

Relevant PTL Strategic Priorities:

  • SP1 - increase mobile testing
  • SP2 - increase venue-based testing
  • SP4 - support rapid HCV start initiatives for PWID
  • SP7 - improve awareness of HCV among the public
  • SP8 - reduce HCV-related stigma via social marketing campaign
  • SP9 - improve community leadership
  • SP11 - engage and empower community members

One method for quality improvement is the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle. 

  • Plan (Responsible: PTL Workgroup during EHCSF meetings)
    • Identify the problem
    • Analyze the problem
    • Generate solutions
    • Select & plan solution
  • Do (Responsbile: Individual CBOs in the field)
    • Implement solution (as a test basis)
    • Document problems, observations, lessons learned etc.
  • Study (Responsible: Facente Consulting using the Scorecard)
    • Collect and analyze the data
    • Evaluate the test implementation 
    • Summarized what was learned (what worked, what didn't)
  • Act (PTL Workgroup during EHCSF meetings)
    • Adopt, adapt, or abandon cycle


Scorecard Result Container Indicator Measure Action Actual Value Target Value Tag S R I P PM A m/d/yy m/d/yyyy