Feedback

Course Catalog

The Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center provides educational opportunities to a wide range of health professionals who serve communities across our region. Our courses build skills, teach applied theory, and create experiential learning environments appropriate for the broad range of professionals in attendance. You can expect our instructors to honor your expertise, and to invite your full participation in any course you attend.


Below is a list of our current course offerings. Use the box to the upper-left to select a sub-category to view, or simply scroll down to see the entire catalogue.

 

Expand AllHide All

2015 National Sexual Health Conference

The purpose of the 2015 National Sexual Health Conference (SHC) is to move sexual health forward in the United States.

The 2015 National SHC aims to create opportunities to share information, efforts and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others.

Topics to be addressed include:

• Social Determinants of Sexual Health • Clinical Care for the Promotion of Sexual Health  • LGBTQ Health  • Reproductive Health • STD/HIV Prevention and Treatment  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education  • Sexuality, Emotions, and Mental Health  • Sexual Health across the Stages of Life and Psychosocial Development

The conference is targeted to individuals across the range of sexual health including individuals and organizations involved in education, reproductive health, HIV, STDs, LGBT healthcare, advocacy, policy development, hepatitis, and sexuality from birth to death.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

3-Day STD Intensive

The highly rated 3-Day STD Intensive Course includes an STD didactic review, hands-on practicum rotations, case management discussions and lab demonstrations. Each course is limited to 5 participants and courses often fill up months in advance, so applicants are urged to register early.

After completing this registration form, you will be contacted by a member of the Denver PTC staff for a brief interview to determine course eligibility. You will then be given an access code to complete the registration process. You are not registered for this course unless you have received a confirmation that the registration process is complete. All Intensive courses are held in Denver. The Denver PTC Clinical Branch is affiliated with the Denver Metro Health Clinic, the region's largest STD clinic.

Sep 12-14, 2017
Denver, CO
Waitlist
22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
Full - Register for Waitlist.

ReadMore
Oct 31-Nov 2, 2017
Denver, CO
Waitlist
22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
Full - Register for Waitlist.

ReadMore

ARTAS - Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services

NEW!

Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS) is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention to link individuals who have been recently diagnosed with HIV to medical care. ARTAS is based on the Strengths-based Case Management (SBCM) model. The goal of ARTAS is to assist people in linking with medical care soon after receiving a positive test result for HIV. Pre-course reading is required.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Ask, Screen, Intervene

This course aims to assist HIV care providers in learning new techniques to incorporate important intervention methods during the medical visit (even in the constrained care setting), in order to help their patients reduce risk behaviors. It is targeted to medical care providers of HIV positive patients (e.g., MDs, NPs, RNs, PAs); however, persons who deliver prevention messages (e.g., case managers, social workers, health educators) may also benefit from the information and techniques delivered throughout the course. Topics covered are: brief screening for HIV transmission risk behaviors; identifying and treating other STDs; communicating prevention messages; discussing sexual and drug-use behaviors; referring selected patients for additional prevention interventions and services; facilitating partner notification, counseling, and testing of sex and needle-sharing partners of infected persons.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Behavioral Risk Assessment and STD Screening

A state based webinar training.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Behavioral Risk Assessment and STD Screening: A Montana Webinar Training

The first Module of the Ask-Screen-Intervene curriculum addresses:

• Emerging trends in the HIV epidemic

• The increasingly recognized role of other STDs in the transmission and acquisition of HIV

• Recommendations for enhancing STD/HIV risk screening and assessment techniques

• Overcoming barriers to the use of tailored prevention strategies with individual patients

 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Bridging Theory and Practice: Applying Behavioral and Social Theory to STD/HIV Prevention

Updated!

(Available in English or Spanish)

 

This two-day course is designed for staff responsible for STD/HIV intervention services, especially those responsible for planning and design.  The training provides participants with a working knowledge of several behavioral social science theories, the determinants of those theories, and links them to STD/HIV prevention interventions in an interactive and applied manner.  The course includes exercises in understanding the factors that influence behavior; an overview of the different levels of interventions; the introduction of a framework to link theory, behavioral determinants and interventions; and small group work to strengthen skills learned in the course.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Bridging Theory and Practice: Applying Health Behavior Change Theories to Patient Navigation

This two-day course is designed for Patient Navigators who assist patients diagnosed with or at risk for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.  The training provides participants with a working knowledge of several behavioral and social science theories, the determinants of risk from those theories, and links them to prevention interventions in an interactive and applied manner.  The course includes exercises in understanding the factors that influence behavior; an overview of the different levels of interventions; the introduction of a framework to link theory, behavioral determinants and interventions; and small group work to strengthen skills learned in the course.

Cost: $200 for non-Colorado residents

Mar 30-31, 2017
Denver, CO
Register
0 Credit Hours $0.00
ReadMore

Bridging Theory and Practice: Applying Health Behavior Change Theories to Patient Navigation

NEW!

This two-day course is designed for Patient Navigators who assist patients diagnosed with or at risk for chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.  The training provides participants with a working knowledge of several behavioral and social science theories, the determinants of risk from those theories, and links them to prevention interventions in an interactive and applied manner.  The course includes exercises in understanding the factors that influence behavior; an overview of the different levels of interventions; the introduction of a framework to link theory, behavioral determinants and interventions; and small group work to strengthen skills learned in the course.

Cost: $200 for non-Colorado residents



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

CLEAR - Choosing Life: Empowerment, Action, Results!

CLEAR:  Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results! is an evidence-based health promotion intervention for individuals ages 16 and older living with HIV/AIDS or at high-risk for HIV. CLEAR is client centered program delivered one-on-one using cognitive behavioral techniques to change behavior.  The intervention provides clients with the skills necessary to be able to make health choices for their lives. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines identify CLEAR as a structured intervention that may be integrated into Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS) programs.

More information is available from effectiveinterventions.org. (Learn more

 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Client-Centered Counseling

This popular half-day course covers Client-Centered Counseling, a proven and effective method of affecting behavior change in patients and clients, and is intended either as an introduction to the technique or as a refresher.

After attending the course, the participant will be able to: Describe and explain effective methods for counseling patients and clients on reducing their risks for STD*s and HIV.

Terry Lee, BSN, Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Teri Anderson, MT(ASCP), Denver STD/HIV Prevention Center



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Clinical Practicum

This is a 1-2 day clinical practicium in the STD Clinic.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Clinical Update (Off-site)

1-2 day Clinical STD/HIV Update conducted in various locations throughout Region 8.  Topics may vary based on local needs.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Community Identification: An Ethnographic Approach to Knowing Your Community

This in-depth training on community identification emphasizes the methods used to effectively identify at-risk populations and the factors that influence their behaviors. Participants will learn the steps in conducting a community identification process and will practice interviewing, observation, and data analysis skills.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Community PROMISE: A Blended Approach

NEW!

The blended Community PROMISE training consists of two parts: an online Overview course and a four-day, in-person training. Completion of the online course is required before registration for the live training. 

The Overview course covers the concept of community-level interventions, what “community” means, the theoretical background, PROMISE’s four core elements, and the connections between the theories, the concept of reaching critical mass, a formula to identify number of Role Model Stories and Peer Advocates according to sample size and the core elements. A passing score or an in-depth discussion with the training team will satisfy this first requirement.

The four-day, face-to-face course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to implement PROMISE, successfully. Through interactive exercises, participants will gain skills to create a Community Identification Assessment Report, write role model stories, train peer advocates, and identify instruments used for ongoing evaluation.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Comprehensive Introduction to Effective STD/HIV Behavioral Interventions

This five-day course is designed for STD/HIV health and prevention professionals who plan, design, and implement STD/HIV interventions. The course provides an introduction to behavioral theories that support HIV/STD prevention; an overview of effective prevention strategies; the social context of HIV risk; individual-level interventions (including Partner Counseling and Referral Services and Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services with a focus on client-centered approaches); group-level interventions; community-level interventions; prevention with persons living with HIV; epidemiological data usage in program design; and program evaluation. Three of the five days include field practicum with 50% of the course spent in interactive and skills-based training.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services

This three-day course is designed for STD/HIV health professionals who plan to provide or are already providing HIV Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS). This skills-based training on the CRCS Process includes an overview of the CRCS model; the role of CRCS counselors; legal and ethical issues; cultural competence; theories that underlie CRCS; program components and standards; and tasks involved in the CRCS core elements of recruitment, engagement, screening, enrollment, assessment, prevention planning, risk-reduction counseling, active coordination of referrals, monitoring and reassessment, and discharge planning.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (en español)

El curso de Servicios Integrales de Consejería Preventiva y Reducción de Riesgo (SICPRR) brindará información para la toma de decisiones y una oportunidad para explorar y discutir la infraestructura necesaria para desarrollar un programa SICPRR efectivo. El curso dura tres días.

Además, el curso es para personas, agencias, y jurisdicciones que poseen experiencia en brindar servicios de SICPRR pero necesitan habilidades y procesos estructurados, adicionales y/o uniformes para mejorar la prestación de estos servicios. Los participantes deben poseer una gran experiencia en consejería y prevención de VIH.

El curso brinda una base y dirección sólidas, a partir de la cual se logrará una mayor comprensión de los conceptos de SICPRR. El primer día se tratarán la infraestructura y los antecedentes: la creación de una atmósfera para la intervención y el establecimiento del escenario para el desarrollo del programa. El segundo día se dispondrá el proceso para el programa y se explorarán las habilidades necesarias para brindar este servicio. El tercer día se pondrán en práctica dichas habilidades mediante el acceso al proceso real.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Counseling Practicum

3-4 hour hands-on training conducted by an experienced counselor on HIV testing and counseling in the STD Clinic. To schedule a rotation please send an email request (click here) or call 303-436-7263.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Couples HIV Testing and Counseling

NEW

This course builds on the existing skills of individual HIV testing and counseling providers, and equips them with the skills to conduct Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC) services following the CHTC protocol. CHTC occurs when two or more persons who are in – or are planning to be in – a sexual relationship, receive all elements of HIV testing and counseling together in order to facilitate disclosure of results between partners and develop a prevention plan that is specific to the couple, their relationship, and their serostatus. Participants in this training course will learn communication skills for working with couples, will practice skills for easing tension and diffusing blame, and will learn how to address risk issues using abstract language and with a focus on the present and the future. Participants will also learn how to talk about HIV discordance (when one partner is HIV positive and one partner is HIV negative), and will practice delivering a CHTC session via role plays and interactive exercises. Prior to attending the 2-day in-person training, participants will be expected to complete a 2.5 hour pre-training e-learning module.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Cross Sex Hormone Therapy for Transgender Adults

This two-hour workshop will:  

Review consensus and evidence-based practice guidelines for prescribing cross-sex hormone therapy for transgender adults. 

Describe recommendations for preventive health care for transgender adults.

Discuss potential complications of cross-sex hormone therapy through discussion of patient cases.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Cultivating Excellence in HIV Prevention and Care for Transgender Patients

This 3-8 hour workshop will discuss the health of transgender people, including HIV, the use of proper terminology and pronouns when interacting with transgender patients and ways staff can create a positive clinical experience for transgender patients.  Interactive exercises and practice opportunities will be incorporated into the workshop.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Cultivating Excellence in HIV Prevention and Care for Transgender Patients: A Workshop for Clinicians

By the end of this workshop, participants will have:

  1. Increased cultural competence for serving transgender patients.
  2. Increased awareness of resources for cultivating excellence in HIV prevention and care for transgender patients.
  3. Increased confidence to engage and retain transgender patients in medical care.

PREREQUISITE: Watching a 20-minute video and completing a one-page worksheet is required prior to the classroom training. The link to this material will be included in your confirmation email once your registration has been accepted.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Cultivating Excellence in HIV Prevention and Care for Transgender Patients: A Workshop for Non-Clinicians

By the end of this workshop, participants will have

  1. Increased cultural competence for serving transgender patients.
  2. Increased awareness of resources for cultivating excellence in HIV prevention and care for transgender patients.
  3. Increased confidence to engage and retain transgender patients in medical care.

PREREQUISITE: Watching a 20-minute video and completing a one-page worksheet is required prior to the classroom training. The link to this material will be included in your confirmation email once your registration has been accepted.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Cultivating Excellence in HIV Prevention and Care for Transgender Patients: For Front Line Staff

By the end of this one hour training participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss transgender life experiences both in and out of medical care.
  2. Use proper terminology and pronouns when interacting with transgender patients.
  3. Identify ways to create a positive clinical experience for transgender patients across the spectrum of a clinic visit.


Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Denver STD/HIV Clinical Overview and Update - COMBINED

This is the combined STD Overview and the 25th Denver STD/HIV Clinical Update.  By registering for this course, attendees will be able to attend both programs at a reduced rate.

STD/HIV Overview:  The one-day STD/HIV Overview is an excellent program for clinicians new to the STD/HIV field or those wanting to learn more about STDs and HIV, as well as for experienced clinicians who would like an STD/HIV refresher course. The Overview takes place on September 11th.

Denver STD/HIV Clinical Update:  The 25th Denver STD/HIV Clinical Update will be held at the Rita Bass Center in Denver, Colorado on Friday, September 12th 2014.  

Early registration ends August 18, 2012.

 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Denver STD/HIV Clinical Update

The 25th Denver STD/HIV Clinical Update will be held at the Rita Bass Center in Denver, Colorado on Friday, September 12th .

Early registration ends August 18, 2012.

To Register for the Annual Update only, click the "Register for this class" link to the left of this description.

For questions, contact Alex Landis at 303-602-3608

 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Denver STD/HIV Overview

This one-day course provides an overview of STDs and HIV.  It is an excellent program for clinicians new to the STD/HIV field or who want to learn more about STDs and HIV, as well as for experienced clinicians who would like a basic STD/HIV refresher course.  The Overview takes place on September 11th. 

Early registration ends August 18, 2012.

To Register for the Overview only, click the "Register for this class" link to the left of this description.

For questions, contact Alex Landis at 303-602-3608.

 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Discover HIV Navigation Services: A New Model for Patient Navigation

This 90 minute webinar will discuss the CDC’s HIV Navigation Services framework for health care providers working in clinical settings to optimize the health outcomes of people living with HIV or at high-risk of acquiring HIV. This is an interactive webinar, hosted by the CDC Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network, which will provide an overview of the HIV Navigation Services (HNS) model, discuss benefits for patients and providers, review the structural components of HNS, and showcase an implementation approach. The webinar is structured with 60 minutes of content and a 30 minute opportunity for webinar participants to interact with their peers and expert faculty to ask questions about HNS implementation.   

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Facilitation Skills for Group-Level Health Promotion Interventions

NEW!

The primary goal of this two-day training is to enhance participants’ facilitation skills relevant to Patient Navigators delivering group-level interventions. This course will focus on the development of new skills as well as the enhancement of existing skills.  This course is appropriate for an audience of varying experience. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their own facilitation skills and understand their strengths and how to fortify their skills.

 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Facilitation Skills for Group-Level STD/HIV Interventions

The primary goal of this two-day training is to enhance participants' group facilitation skills relevant to group-level STD and HIV prevention interventions. There are components of this course that will focus on the development of new skills, as well as the enhancement of existing skills, hence making it appropriate for an audience of varying experience. Participants will also have the opportunity to assess their own skills and understand where their strengths lie and where some of their skills could be fortified.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Facilitation Skills for Patient Navigators Conducting Group Interventions

The primary goal of this two-day training is to enhance participants’ facilitation skills relevant to Patient Navigators delivering group-level interventions. This course will focus on the development of new skills as well as the enhancement of existing skills.  This course is appropriate for an audience of varying experience. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their own facilitation skills and understand their strengths and how to fortify their skills.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Focus Groups: Planning, Facilitating, and Basic Analysis

This one-day course is for STD/HIV prevention professionals and other human service professionals. The course is designed to introduce participants to the purpose of focus groups for formative research and program development. Participants get hands on experience in developing topic guides for focus groups, learning how to implement focus groups, and in moderating and observing focus groups. The course is also designed to introduce participants to basic components of analysis.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Fundamentals of HIV Patient Navigation

Fundamentals of HIV Patient Navigation is a four-day course designed to improve basic skills for patient navigators working in the field of HIV prevention and treatment. This comprehensive course is an introductory training for patient navigators who want to understand the application of patient navigation across the HIV continuum of care, as well as improve skills and increase knowledge of patient resources, basic health promotion, health literacy, communication, professional boundaries, and motivational interviewing.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Healthy Relationships

This four-day course is a training of facilitators for Healthy Relationships, a five-session small-group intervention for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. It is based on Social Cognitive Theory and, as such, focuses on the development of skills, building self-efficacy, and positive expectations about new behaviors through modeling behaviors and practicing new skills. Knowing that the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS are stressful, the intervention focuses on building skills to reduce stress in three life areas: disclosure of HIV status to family and friends, disclosure to sex or needle sharing partners, and safer sexual behaviors. This is not a disclosure intervention - the skills that are developed are decision-making and problem-solving skills that enable the participants to make informed and safe decisions about disclosure and behaviors. In each of the three life areas, a series of exercises is repeated to create and develop the decision-making and problem-solving skills. The primary exercise is role-playing based on scenarios that are established by viewing short clips from popular movies. The intervention is highly adaptable, based on the choice of movie clips, and is intended to create a positive, engaging, and creative atmosphere.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Healthy Relationships - Spanish

This four-day course is a training of facilitators for Healthy Relationships, a five-session small-group intervention for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. It is based on Social Cognitive Theory and, as such, focuses on the development of skills, building self-efficacy, and positive expectations about new behaviors through modeling behaviors and practicing new skills. Knowing that the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS are stressful, the intervention focuses on building skills to reduce stress in three life areas: disclosure of HIV status to family and friends, disclosure to sex or needle sharing partners, and safer sexual behaviors. This is not a disclosure intervention - the skills that are developed are decision-making and problem-solving skills that enable the participants to make informed and safe decisions about disclosure and behaviors. In each of the three life areas, a series of exercises is repeated to create and develop the decision-making and problem-solving skills. The primary exercise is role-playing based on scenarios that are established by viewing short clips from popular movies. The intervention is highly adaptable, based on the choice of movie clips, and is intended to create a positive, engaging, and creative atmosphere.

This course is conducted in Spanish-language, and features Spanish translated materials for provider and client use. 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

HIV Navigation Services

This course builds on the skills of case managers, linkage to care staff, disease investigators, retention staff, and others who are or will be delivering HIV Navigation Services (HNS). The course is designed to improve navigation skills for those delivering prevention services to people living with HIV and high risk HIV- individuals. This comprehensive course package is for service providers who want to know more about navigation skills, how navigation fits in the overall field of HIV prevention, structural components of a navigation program, and professional conduct.

 

The recommended training audience includes staff from:

  • Community-Based Organizations
  • Health Departments
  • Health Care Organizations implementing HIV programs and services
  • General navigation programs that seek to incorporate HNS as an additional component to their existing navigation services


Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Overview for Healthcare Organizations

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is an HIV prevention strategy that involves the use of antiretroviral medications by HIV-negative individuals to reduce their risk of HIV infection. This training will provide information on the science and research behind PrEP, who might benefit from PrEP, key messages and recommendations from the federal PrEP guidelines, and the role of clinicians and outreach workers in PrEP delivery.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Implementing Fourth Generation HIV Tests

This one hour webinar will focus on the technology and implications of new fourth generation HIV tests as well as practical considerations for initiating their use in clinical and non-clinical (outreach) settings.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Implementing Routine HIV Screening in Clinical Settings

The CBA Centers at CAI, Primary Care Development Corp. (PCDC), and the Denver Prevention Training Center (PTC), are collaborating to deliver a webinar on implementing routine HIV screening into clinical settings. The webinar is currently pending continuing education credits, and will cover topics including current testing recommendations, the changing HIV testing landscape, barriers to implementation, and available resources for healthcare providers.

Mar 10, 2017
Webinar
Register
1 Credit Hour $0.00
ReadMore

Interviewing and Observations for Adapting Effective Behavioral Interventions

The primary goal of this training is to provide trainees with the skills to conduct interviews and observations and use the results to adapt effective behavioral interventions (EBIs) to meet their community’s HIV and STD prevention needs. Trainees will learn the common types of adaptation and how interview and observation results can inform decisions about intervention changes that are most likely to influence behavior change for their target population.  This ethnographic process will consequently provide the foundation for successful adaptation and implementation of the intervention(s). In addition, this course provides the foundation for successful adaptation and implementation of the intervention(s). 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Louisiana STD Nurse Course

This two hour webinar will cover the natural history, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of syphilis in two parts.  The first hour will cover the basics of syphilis infection.  The second hour will be a case-based discussion of diagnosing syphilis by putting together the pieces of clinical symptoms, serology interpretation and staging of disease. 

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Louisiana STD Refresher Course

The Louisiana STD Refresher Course is a STD lecture series that covers the most current cutting-edge issues related to STD/HIV care and prevention.  The course is offered as a collaboration between the Denver PTC and the Louisiana Office of Public Health STD/HIV Program 4 times per year, generally on the 5th Friday of the month, via webinar.  Course length will vary from 1- 4 hours depending on topics to be covered.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Many Men, Many Voices

UPDATED

Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is a seven session, group-level intervention program to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among black men who have sex with men (MSM) who may or may not identify themselves as gay. The intervention addresses factors that influence the behavior of black MSM: cultural, social, and religious norms; interactions between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases; sexual relationship dynamics; and the social influences that racism and homophobia have on HIV risk behaviors. This four-day training course is designed to build facilitators' understanding of Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) and how to facilitate and evaluate the intervention. The course also will enhance facilitators' basic group facilitation skills.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Montana Prevention with Positives Webinar

The Montana Prevention with Positives Webinar is a free webinar that will help you will learn strategies for addressing prevalent misconceptions about HIV transmission risk, the most up-to-date knowledge of how viral load, strategic positioning, and post-exposure chemoprophylaxis can affect transmission risk, information your patients need to help them keep their partners safe, relevant prevention messages that can be delivered to all of your HIV-positive patients

 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered counseling method for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about behavior change.  Health care professionals can integrate MI into their existing patient/client interactions in order to support and guide behavior change.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

New Frontiers: HIV/STD Services in the Era of High Impact Prevention

NEW!

The landscape of HIV/STD services is changing in the era of High Impact Prevention. The primary goal of this highly interactive training is to provide participants with a preliminary understanding of the basic components of HIV/STD prevention services, and what makes them effective.  Training topics include cultivating self-awareness and empathy, theoretical frameworks, target populations, prevention strategies, and intended behavioral outcomes.  Participants will be able to describe the rationale for using different intervention levels to achieve different behavioral outcomes with distinct populations.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

NNAAPC STI Update

NNAAPC STI Update in Denver

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

North Dakota STD Treatment Update Webinar

The North Dakota STD Treatment Update Webinar will focus on statewide STD trends and testing resources; clinical management of gonorrhea; gonorrhea resistance; expedited partner therapy; and delivering risk-reduction messages.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

On The Frontlines - A Training for Community HIV/AIDS Workers

This one day, free training is offered by Denver Public Health, Infectious Disease Clinic in partnership with key community agencies.  The intended audience is any community organization, agency, or healthcare staff members who work with people living with HIV/AIDS.  The purpose of the training is to review timely HIV related topics and network with others in the field.

Based on feedback from last year’s training, the planning committee has designed this year’s On The Frontlines with new options.  If you are only seeking basic information about HIV, you are welcome to only attend the morning sessions.  If you are primarily interested in more advanced information, you may choose to just attend the afternoon sessions.  Or, if you are like the majority of people who find a refresher on HIV helpful and also relish in more advanced topics, we hope you will plan to join us for the entire day.  Regardless of which option you choose, we invite all attendees to join us for lunch. 

This program is targeted toward non-clinicians and does not provide CME or CNE.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Overview of STD/HIV Prevention Strategies

 NEW!

This courses is an introduction to effective STD/HIV prevention strategies and highlights current trends in the field. It provides and overview of the key components of public health strategies and interventions, and presents a brief theoretical framework. Some of the topics presented include the use of epidemiological data, the history and future of HIV prevention, and the composition of intervention activities. It blends an interactive learning environment with a field practicum.This course is appropriate for HIV prevention practitioners, planners, and evaluators working in community-based organizations, universities, or public health departments.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Partnership for Health

Partnership for Health uses message framing, repetition, and reinforcement during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' knowledge, skills, and motivations to practice safer sex. The program is designed to improve patient-provider communication about safer sex, disclosure of HIV serostatus, and HIV prevention. Implementation of PfH includes development of clinic and staff "buy-in" and training. Training for this intervention is conducted in a specific sequences of course that can be tailored to your clinic needs:

  • Orientation (occurs 2-4 weeks before clinic training): to introduce staff and providers to the intervention
  • Clinic Training: to prepare clinic providers and staff with the necessary skills to provide the PfH intervention to every patient at every clinical visit.
  • Booster Session (occurs 4-6 weeks after the clinic training ): provides opportunities for clinic providers and staff to refresh their understanding and skills related to PfH and to introduce topics related to the intervention such as helping patients build safer sex skills and disclosure skills.

This intervention is specifically designed for use in medical clinics. (Learn more)

To request training for your clinic, please send us an (email) or call 303-602-3605.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Partnership for Health Safer Sex Training of Trainers

The goal of the PfH-SS Training of Trainers (TOT) is to provide instruction to trainers to prepare them to train health care providers in HIV clinic settings to talk with their HIV positive patients about their importance of safer sex and disclosure. Specific objectives of the TOT are to prepare trainers to gain experience and achieve skill in the following areas:

 

  • Background and overview of PfH-SS
  • Behavior change theories and models
  • Communication skills building
  • The brief PfH-SS counseling session
  • Safer sex and disclosure behavioral skills
  • Integrating PfH into the clinic setting
  • Evaluating PfH in the clinic setting
  • Training Assistance


Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Personalized Cognitive Counseling (PCC)

Personalized Cognitive Counseling (PCC) is an individual-level, single session counseling intervention designed to reduce unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men who are repeat testers for HIV. PCC focuses on the person's self-justifications (thoughts, attitudes and beliefs) he uses when deciding whether or not to engage in high risk sexual behavior. PCC is a 30 to 50 minutes intervention conducted as a component of Counseling, Testing, and Referral Service (CTRS) for MSM who meet the screening criteria. The goal of this two-day training is to prepare experienced HIV test counselors to implement the intervention successfully.

It's imperative that participants review the Agency Readiness Checklist prior to attending this course. 

Additional tools, including an intervention starter kit, are available from effectiveinterventions.org. (Learn more)



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Positive Strengths: Building Provider Competencies and Skills in Prevention with HIV+ Clients

NEW!

This two-day training introduces an asset-based approach to prevention with positives that utilizes clients' strengths and resiliencies as a means to respond to the associated challenges of living with HIV.

There are two primary goals for the training. One is to provide a framework for effective prevention work through an understanding of the shared experiences of people living with HIV. The second is to enhance the ability to provide prevention services from a strength-based perspective.

Topics include recognizing and responding to HIV-related stigma, assessing clients' strengths and resiliencies, risk redefinition from acquisition-based to transmission-based, the challenges of HIV status disclosure and strength-based models for supporting risk reduction. The purpose is to build provider competencies specific to prevention work with HIV+ clients.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

PrEP: From Science to Implementation

This one hour training will describe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the guidelines for prescribing PrEP, discuss who are appropriate candidates for PrEP, and identify promising PrEP practices.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

PrEP Protocol

By completing this very BREIF registration form the Denver Health/Denver Public Health PrEP protocol will be shared with you.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Prevention with Positives: Clinical and Behavioral Applications a Wyoming Webinar Training

This free webinar will help you will learn

strategies for addressing prevalent

misconceptions about HIV transmission risk, the most up-to-date knowledge of how viral load, strategic positioning, and post-exposure

chemoprophylaxis can affect transmission risk, information your patients need to help them keep their partners safe, relevant prevention messages that can be delivered to all of your HIV-positive patients



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Project START

Project START is an individual-level, multi-session intervention for people being released from a correctional facility and returning to the community. It is based on the conceptual framework of Incremental Risk Reduction, and focuses on increasing clients' awareness of their HIV,STI, and Hepatitis risk behaviors after release and providing them with tools and resources to reduce their risk.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

RESPECT

Learn a brief model to help clients at increased risk for STD/HIV identify the circumstances in which their high risk behaviors occur, and develop realistic goal behaviors and action steps to accomplish them. The RESPECT intervention is designed to support risk reduction behaviors by increasing the client's perception of his/her personal risks and by emphasizing incremental risk-reduction strategies. The intervention uses a structured protocol that guides the provider/counselor throughout the sessions. This training is based on Project RESPECT, a multi-site randomized research study that examined the effectiveness of client-centered counseling (CCC).  (Learn more)

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

RESPECT (c)

Learn a brief model to help clients at increased risk for STD/HIV identify the circumstances in which their high risk behaviors occur, and develop realistic goal behaviors and action steps to accomplish them. The RESPECT intervention is designed to support risk reduction behaviors by increasing the client's perception of his/her personal risks and by emphasizing incremental risk-reduction strategies. The intervention uses a structured protocol that guides the provider/counselor throughout the sessions. This training is based on Project RESPECT, a multi-site randomized research study that examined the effectiveness of client-centered counseling (CCC)

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Selecting Effective Behavioral Interventions

The primary goal of this two-day training is to provide participants with an understanding of the systematic process for selecting evidence-based behavioral intervention(s) that best fit their community's unique circumstances and organization's capacity. Consequently, this provides the foundation for successful adaptation and implementation. The course will familiarize participants with common terminology and concepts related to selection and the framework designed to select the most appropriate intervention(s).



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Sexual Health Conference

What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.

If you are interested in or are a professional working in sexual health this conference is for you. You will leave with enhanced knowledge and skills in various aspects of sexual health including adolescent, reproductive health, STI, HIV, hepatitis prevention, treatment, behavioral intervention, senior issues, public health, LGBTQ issues, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, social justice, gender equality and cultural proficiency.

For more information and a complete agenda, vist SexualHealth2013.org.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Show Your Love

A woman’s health before becoming pregnant is referred to as preconception health.  Preconception health is important for a woman’s own wellness, and also because her health before pregnancy will affect the health of her future children, both at birth and throughout their lives. Women can improve the health of their families for generations by planning when they would like to become pregnant so that they can prepare themselves before (and in between) pregnancies by taking steps to show their love to themselves, their families and their communities. Ways to show your love include visiting a health care provider, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress levels and taking vitamins.

 This course will prepare facilitators to deliver a 90 minute intervention to educate and empower women about their health and give them ideas and encouragement for staying healthy and preventing pregnancy until they are ready. The workshop focuses on four aspects of preconception and inter-conception health: Future Dreams/Goals, Reproductive Health, Healthy Living, and Accessing Health Care.

 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Sister to Sister

The Sister to Sister training of facilitators course is designed to train health care providers on how to facilitate and deliver the Sister to Sister intervention with fidelity to women in primary health care clinics. A variety of teaching and facilitation strategies are used to address the content of the course, including mini-lectures, demonstrations, modeling, observations, group activities and discussion, writing exercises, and role-plays. The course teaches providers how to use specific techniques that were used with clients in the original study for delivering the intervention. The course provides a comprehensive review of the intervention's theoretical foundation, training goals and objectives, how to deliver the brief intervention during a clinical visit, how to use the required intervention materials, and how to start and end a conversation of safer sex with female clients.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Social Determinants and Health Equity

This two-day course will examine the effects of social determinants of health such as economic status, stigma, homophobia, racism and other social and political issues on risk, prevalence, and access to services.  A model and continuum of approaches will be introduced to assist prevention and care providers with implementation strategies to address these concerns.  Participants will become familiar with strategies for improving health equity so that individuals are more empowered to make healthy choices regardless of their living condition, income, sexual orientation or ethnic background.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Social Determinants and Health Equity: Widening the Lens in HIV Prevention

NEW!

This two-day course will examine the impact of social determinants of health such as economic status, stigma, homophobia, racism and other social and political issues on HIV risk, prevalence and access to services. A model and continuum of approaches will be introduced to assist prevention and care providers with implementation strategies to address these concerns.  The goal of the training is to support improvements in health equity related to HIV in our communities, so that persons living with HIV or vulnerable to HIV, can make choices to live a long healthy life regardless of their living condition, income, sexual orientation or racial/ethnic background.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Social Determinants and Health Equity: Widening the Lens of Health Promotion

This two-day course will examine the effects of social determinants of health such as economic status, stigma, homophobia, racism and other social and political issues on risk, prevalence and access to services.  A model and continuum of approaches will be introduced to assist prevention and care providers with implementation strategies to address these concerns.  Participants will become familiar with strategies for improving health equity so that individuals are more empowered to make healthy choices regardless of their living condition, income, sexual orientation or ethnic background.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Social Networking

(Available in English or Spanish)


This one-day course describes how the social network approach may be integrated into existing prevention services to identify and gain access to the most difficult to reach high-risk populations. The social network approach incorporates and explores the social dynamics of disease transmission. It consists of working with an existing client to identify their social network via cluster interviewing techniques.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

South Dakota STD Treatment Update Webinar

The South Dakota STD Treatment Update Webinar will focus on statewide STD trends and testing resources; clinical mangement of gonorrhea; gonorrheal resistance; expedited partner therapy; and delivering risk-reduction messages.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

STDS in the Dakotas: Clinical and Behavioral Applications - A Two-Part Webinar Series

This free, two-part webinar series focuses on STDs in North and South Dakota. The first webinar will ad-dress clinical aspects of treatment and diagnosis of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV/AIDS, as well as behavioral interventions in clinical settings. The second webinar will focus on expedited partner thera-py (EPT) and harm reduction strategies. Come join us for this training about the multifaceted state of STDs in the Dakotas.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

STI Update - Webinar

This one hour webinar will cover new and emerging issues on the prevelance, screening, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Supporting Self Disclosure of HIV Status

(Available in English and Spanish)

This is a one-day skills-based training that explores the many issues surrounding HIV status disclosure and discusses strategies for supporting this in a number of different settings (e.g., EIP, C&T, HIV clinical treatment, etc.). Participants will learn how to apply a four-step process that supports HIV-positive clients in disclosing their HIV status to others in a variety of relationships. The course also promotes safer sex strategies for clients, regardless of disclosure.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Syphilis in the Dakotas

In this two-part webinar series clinicians will learn who to test, what diagnostic tests to order, and how to properly stage and treat syphilis.

 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Test CE

test ce

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Testing - delete - VM

test

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Texas STD Clinical Update

This one-day STD clinical conference offers an update to providers on a variety of topics, including STD syndromes, syphilis case studies, talking with teens about sex, HIV prevention among MSM, motivational interviewing, and social media. Offered in Houston and Austin.  Registration fee covers parking, breakfast, lunch and 6.75 CME/CNE credit hours.

Click here for the event brochure which contains information on the agenda, hotel options and parking.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

TRG Regional Provider Meeting and Symposium

The Houston HIV Resource Group is partnering with the School of Social Work out of Stephen F. Austin State University and the Denver Prevention Training Center to provide the TRG Regional Provider Meeting and Symposium on August 3rd, 2016. The morning topics will include an Administrative Update and LGBT Cultural Competency. The afternoon session will offer a medical track and a programmatic track with an ending plenary session on PrEP. 



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Using Evaluation for Program Improvement and Capacity Building

This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of health department staff, community based organizations, and capacity building providers that need basic evaluation skills. Participants will learn to use evaluation to improve HIV prevention interventions; define common evaluation terms; use logic models to describe interventions; develop and prioritize evaluation questions; identify steps to prepare for evaluation; and identify strategies for building evaluation capacity within their organization.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Using Evaluation for Program Improvement and Capacity Building for Patient Navigation

This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Patient Navigator Supervisors who want to increase basic evaluation skills. Participants will learn to use evaluation to improve prevention interventions; define common evaluation terms; use logic models to describe interventions; develop and prioritize evaluation questions; identify steps to prepare for evaluation; and identify strategies for building evaluation capacity within their organization.



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Using Evaluation for Program Improvement for Patient Navigation

This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Patient Navigator Supervisors who want to increase basic evaluation skills. Participants will learn to use evaluation to improve prevention interventions; define common evaluation terms; use logic models to describe interventions; develop and prioritize evaluation questions; identify steps to prepare for evaluation; and identify strategies for building evaluation capacity within their organization.

Apr 27-28, 2017
Denver, CO
Register
0 Credit Hours $0.00
ReadMore

Using Focus Groups for Adapting Effective Behavioral Interventions

This course is desgined to provide participants with the skills to use focus group results to adapt Effective Behavioral Interventions (EBIs) that best fit their community’s HIV prevention needs and organization’s capacity. Participants will learn the common types of adaptation and how focus group results can inform decisions about the intervention changes that are most likely to influence behavior change for their intervention population.  This focus group research method will consequently provide the foundation for successful adaptation and implementation of the intervention(s).



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Utah STD Clinical Update

Join us for the 2015 Utah STD Clinical Update at the University Guest House & Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

 

Topics include:

  • New STD Treatment Guidelines
  • Disease Trends in Utah
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Adolescent Sexual Health
  • Cases from the Field


Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Utah STD Clinical Update 2013

This one day conference will be held at:

University Guest House and Conference Center

110 South Fort Douglas Boulevard 
Salt Lake City, UT

We are happy to provide free parking for the conference as well as breakfast and lunch.

Lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis.  Book your room today:

  • · University Guest House & Conference Center
  • · Prices: $109 per night

Address: 110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84113

 Phone : (801) 587-1000

Some additional options are:

  • · Hampton Inn Salt Lake City-Downtown
  • · Prices: $84 per night

Address: 425 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone : (801) 741-1110

  • · Comfort Inn Downtown
  • · Prices: $77 per night

Address: 171 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone : (801) 325-5300

Continuing medical/nursing credit will be provided at no extra charge.  A completed CE form as well as a completed evaluation form will be required for CE credit.  This will be explained in more detail at the begining of the conference.

For questions or concerns, please contact Jillian White at jillian.white@dhha.org or 303-602-3613

Thank you for joining us at the 2013 Utah STD Update!



Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.

Wet Prep Workshop

This course will present knowledge and techniques necessary for the proper collection, examination and reporting of vaginal wet preps. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their microscopic skills and examine specimens containing Trichomonas, yeast, "clue" cells, red and white blood cells.

Apr 18, 2017
Denver, CO
Register
4.5 Credit Hours $60.00
ReadMore
Apr 20, 2017
Denver, CO
Register
4.5 Credit Hours $60.00
ReadMore
Jul 6, 2017
Denver, CO
Register
4 Credit Hours $95.00
ReadMore

Wyoming Partner Treatment Update Webinar

The Wyoming Partner Treatment Update Webinar will focus on statewide STD trends and testing resources; expedited partner therapy; GC resistance and delivering risk-reduction messages.

Not currently scheduled. Please contact us to request this course.