NNPTC National Coordination Center

The Denver PTC is proud to serve as the Coordination Center for the National Network of STI Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC), which provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to improve sexually transmitted infection and sexual health services across the United States. As the National Coordination Center, the Denver PTC supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the NNPTC’s eight regional training centers with communication, planning, marketing, clinic consultation, and evaluation efforts.

Serving Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas.

The Denver PTC is proud to be part of the National Network of STD Clinical Preveention Training Centers (NNPTC)

What We Offer

Serving as the NNPTC Coordination Center, the Denver PTC provides:

Communication Support

  • Coordinates and facilitates network meetings and communication
  • Works with NNPTC Co-chairs and CDC on strategic direction for the NNPTC
  • Creates monthly internal newsletters for internal communication
  • Manages the internal NNPTC resource sharing site
  • Liaison to public inquiries

Planning Support:

  • Annual goals, timelines, and milestones
  • Facilitates network-wide planning
  • Coordinates Annual Grantee Meeting

Marketing Support:

  • Quarterly external partner/audience newsletter
  • Manages and maintains www.nnptc.org
  • Oversees marketing efforts for NNPTC
  • Conference booth coordination and staffing

Clinical Training and Event Management Support:

  • Custom learning management system (LMS) managing hundreds of training events for thousands of healthcare professionals each year.
  • Develop and manage LMS upgrades with new features and functionality
  • Develop and implement CDC OMB-approved forms
  • Data collection, evaluation, and reporting provided to centers and funder

Clinical Consultation Support:

  • Facilitates the Sexual Transmitted Disease Clinical Consultation Network (STDCCN) providing expert clinical consultation on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of STD/STI’s to providers around the United States.
  • Reports consultation data and trends to NNPTC and funder

Evaluation Support:

  • Produces and analyzes annual network needs assessments
  • Facilitates NNPTC Evaluation Committee with CDCX
  • Manages data collection, cleaning, and submission to CDC

Team Members

Kimberly Taylor

(she/her/hers)

NPTC3 + STI Program Specialist

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Kimberly Taylor

NPTC3 + STI Program Specialist

Kimberly Taylor (she/her/hers) provides administrative support to all members of the Denver Prevention Training Center (PTC). Kim helps with the planning and delivery of PTC training events, implementing and tracking PTC Initiatives, and finds the ever-changing nature of her work one of the most enjoyable things about working at the PTC. After graduating from Metropolitan State University with her degree in Social Work, she was determined to find a career that satisfied her desire to help others, and she thinks working at the PTC does just that.

Kim is an avid reader, listens to too many true crime podcasts, and, in her free time, can’t stop looking at dog adoption sites.

Destiny Kelley

(she/her/hers)

NPTC3 Coordinator

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Destiny Kelley

NPTC3 Coordinator

Destiny Kelley (she/her/hers) provides organization, coordination, and communication dissemination between the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) and the CDC. She also represents Denver Health (the Denver Prevention Training Center’s parent organization) in numerous community organizations and events to promote health equity and the importance of STD screening and treatment. Her favorite part of the job is traveling and meeting all the people she works with around the country.

If not working, you can find Destiny gardening, sewing, hosting, or hiking the Rocky Mountains with her rescue pup, Koda.

John Fitch

(he/him/his)

Business Manager

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John Fitch

Business Manager

John Fitch (he/him/his) splits time between managing the Denver PTC’s grants (and grant opportunities) and planning the National Sexual Health Conference. During his twenty-seven (plus) years in the HIV and STD fields, he has had an interest in integrating technology into programs in creative ways. Aside from developing and managing a half dozen sexual health-related websites. John also helped to facilitate the development of the STD Clinical Consultation Network (STDCCN) and the STD Clinical Toolbox mobile application. He’s done some other innovative things, but they’re a bit boring to read about.

Outside of work, John is currently a sports chauffeur, driving his kids to and from basketball and soccer practice.

Helen Burnside

(she/her/hers)

DPTC Director

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Helen Burnside

DPTC Director

Helen Burnside (she/her/hers) is honored to provide programmatic oversight of the Denver Prevention Training Center’s training and technical assistance programs and guidance to its program managers. Helen started her second career with a master’s degree in Community Health after reading Paul Farmer’s Mountains Beyond Mountains in Bolivia and has focused her work on HIV and STI prevention ever since. Helen is committed to advancing racial equity in health systems and believes that we can end the HIV epidemic by creating brave spaces for communities and healthcare providers to plan prevention strategies. She enjoys the people and the dynamic, changing nature of her work. Helen appreciates that she can solve complex problems by talking to her backyard bees, or hiking in the Flatirons, and still dreams of being a backup singer in a female jazz band.

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