What is Just Check?
Just Check is an STD Awareness Campaign that emphasizes the importance of education, screening, and treatment for syphilis. The design theme for the campaign’s launch features football imagery and reminds Louisianans that they have the “home field advantage” to preventing new cases of syphilis by getting tested. Help us reach the goal of eliminating syphilis in your area. All you have to do is Just Check.
Why was Just Check created?
Currently, Louisiana ranks 9th in primary and secondary syphilis and 5th in congenital syphilis diagnosis rates in the United States. While the responsibility of Louisiana’s ranking is shared statewide, the number of syphilis cases in Central and Northern Louisiana continues to be alarming. Since 2018, the number of new early syphilis diagnoses has increased across Central and Northern Louisiana. In 2020, over one-third of all early syphilis diagnoses were among residents of Central and Northern Louisiana.
How can I get involved?
Share your testing experience. If you took the step to prevent more cases of syphilis in your area by getting tested, share your success story. You just might inspire others to take that important step, as well. You may post your story on your Facebook or Instagram account and tag @LAHealthHub #justcheck. You may also contact us and we will schedule an interview with you to share your story. The information and tools on this website can help you make a difference!