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May 24, 2017

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Online modules related to DIS services can be accessed anytime by visiting this website and selecting tracks A-D. Please note this is for accessing online modules only.

Browse all of the available Online Modules

Audience: Veteran Partner Services Providers wanting refresher training, or those interested primarily in the Disease Concepts content (formerly known as CDC’s Employee Development Guide (EDG))

To Register: Register as a new user at, and select the Browse option.


Date: July 19-21, 2016

Location: El-Ada Community Action Partnership - Vista Ave. Boise, ID

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday

Cost: FREE

Target Audience: Those Who Conduct Epidemiological Services and/or Have an Interest in Partner Services

Contact: Diana Gardner (

More Info: Passport to Partner Services - 3 Day Instructor-led course for Track C


This course is an intensive skills-based application of the core partner services material set forth in the online module training program. Exercises, activities, and role plays focus on how to conduct interviewing/counseling sessions, field investigations, and partner/social contact notification related to Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV (to include STD co-infection).  This program does not provide instruction in Syphilis case management or Syphilis Visual Case Analysis.

Course pre-requisite: Passport to Partner Services- Track C web-based training.

To register for this course, please go to



Date: Wednesday, August 10th

Location: ISU - Meridian Campus

Time: 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $100 (includes breakfast & lunch)

Contact: Diana Gardner (

Target Audience: This course is designed for clinicians practicing in Idaho, but providers from other areas are welcome to attend.

For course info, registration and payment information, please visit:

To access the STD case series in lieu of the STD Update in-person course please copy and paste this link into your browser: There are eight, required, online self-paced modules for primary STDs. CEUs are offered upon completion of each module. For more course instructions, click here.
Did You Know That Most Providers Don't Know About Their Patients' Sexual Health?

This Sexual Health eLearning module was developed by the Denver Prevention Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Training Center and based off of the STI Core Knowledge Curriculum (STIck) to increase provider knowledge to better address their patient’s sexual health. The module will take about 45 minutes and is geared towards healthcare providers.

Target Audience:
MD, PA, NP, CNM, RN and other healthcare providers

Learning Objectives:
After completing this module, participants will be able to:

1. Define sexual health and the various factors that make up human sexuality.
2. Understand sexual function and dysfunction
3. Discuss the provider’s role in fostering healthy sexuality with patients

Please send any questions or comments to

HIV Fundamentals E-Learning Course

People are talking about HIV/AIDS. You hear it, see it, Google it…there is a lot of talk…but are people listening? As part of the HIV prevention workforce, you are an important part of this HIV/AIDS conversation. It is critical that you understand the many aspects of HIV and AIDS in order to help others protect themselves and their families, friends, and partners.

Access the course now!

Who should take the course
The course is intended for frontline staff, outreach workers, case managers, prevention educators, patient navigators, peer leaders, and program managers working in HIV prevention and care. It is also appropriate for administrators, board members, consumer advisory board members, and other volunteers or staff members of CBOs and ASOs. Participants should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use.

Course goal and objectives
The goal of this course is to provide an in-depth review of issues related to HIV transmission and prevention and in the HIV prevention and care program setting. Specifically participants will learn the necessary foundational information to perform their roles in the HIV prevention workforce as they complete each step in the course.

This is an ideal training for newly hired staff to insure they have a strong foundation in the issues affecting our work with both high risk negative individuals and persons living with HIV.
The course is also an excellent professional development opportunity for those who have been working in the field.
By the end of Step 1, participants will be able to:

Identify at least 4 groups most affected by HIV
Explain the difference between an HIV test and a viral load test
Describe at least two social factors that increase vulnerability to HIV
By the end of Step 2, participants will be able to:

Identify 3 parts of the immune system involved in fighting HIV infection
Describe the 3 most common routes of HIV transmission in the US
Explain how viral loads affect risk of HIV transmission
By the end of Step 3, participants will be able to:

Explain at least one risk reduction and one harm reduction strategy to reduce sexual transmission of HIV
Explain at least one risk reduction and one harm reduction strategy to reduce drug-use related transmission of HIV
Identify 3 activities or behaviors that have a low risk of HIV transmission
After taking the Extra Leap, participants will be able to:

Give one example of how HIV tricks the body’s immune system
List at least 2 of the 7 stages of the HIV Lifecycle
Explain how HIV medications are related to the HIV Lifecycle
Course structure
The course is a self-paced module in 3 main sections (about 20-30 minutes for each section) that provides foundational information, interactive practice exercise, knowledge checks, and downloadable resources to support your ability to understand the key issues affecting HIV prevention and care and our ability to effectively provide high impact prevention to both high risk HIV-negative individuals as well as people living with HIV. The course can be completed in one sitting or you can return to the site multiple times and pick up where you left off (be sure cookies are enabled on your browser).


How to register
Click on this link to create a login and gain immediate access to the course. Access the course now!

Contact our CISP Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist if you have questions or need more information BA Laris.


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HPV Vaccine Provider Education Course Now Available

WithinReach, in partnership with Cardea and the Washington State Department of Health, has released a continuing education course, You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention. This free, hour-long HPV vaccine provider education course is designed for physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and other staff who work with children, adolescents and their parents in primary care settings. This course helps providers frame the HPV vaccine conversation, encourages providers to make a strong vaccination recommendation and offers responses for the most common questions asked by parents.

The recording of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “HPV Vaccine Recommendation Update” webinar presented by Dr. Lauri Markowitz is now available on CDC’s YouTube Channel at Adobe Acrobat is needed to open this file.




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Independent Study Series 

Clinically Competent and Culturally Proficient Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients


These activities will expire on July 31, 2017.



Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in a Health Care Setting

Transgender and gender nonconforming people experience high levels of stigma and discrimination. This course gives people who work in health care settings

tools to better understand their patients' needs and to provide culturally

proficient care to transgender and gender nonconforming patients.

Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients

No matter what level of services you provide, you can serve the health care needs

of your transgender patients. This course will cover preventive care, health education and health promotion, reproductive health services and medical management of gender transition. It will help you provide culturally proficient, evidence-based care to transgender and gender nonconforming people.


Who Should Attend   

These courses are designed for all staff involved in patient care, in a variety of primary care settings including family planning clinics: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, nurses, health educators, administrative staff and support staff.


Registration & Fees 

The courses are free of charge. A brief registration process is required and, upon completion of an online evaluation, participants can request a certificate of completion at no charge. 

For CME or CNE certificates:

Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in a Health Care Setting: No charge

Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients: Certificate - $12  


Continuing Education

Continuing medical education (CME) and continuing nursing education (CNE) certificates are available for each course in this independent study series.

Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in a Health Care Setting: 1.0 contact hours will be awarded. 

Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded including 1.5 hours of pharmacology credit. 



Click here to register for Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in a Health Care Setting


Click here to register for Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients

 Register for the June 30 webinar:

We are excited to invite you to participate in NASTAD and NCSD’s Gay Men’s Health Equity Workgroup webinar: Cultural Competencies and Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS). This webinar is designed as the first in a series of webinars, geared at increasing the knowledge and skills for DIS and partner service providers. This webinar seeks to explore core and foundational cultural competencies for delivering services to gay men in DIS settings. The webinar will also provide participants not only with information regarding best practices for delivering culturally competent DIS services, but also tangible, real world experiences for how to apply the information presented. Subsequent webinars will seek to build upon the knowledge and skills presented here, so that DIS are equipped with a robust tool-kit to more effectively deliver services to gay men.

By registering for this four-part webinar series, you will automatically be registered for the subsequent DIS series webinars in July, August, and September 2016.
• Part Two: Data Use and Trends in DIS – July 21, 2016
• Part Three: Internet Partner Services – August 25, 2016
• Part Four: The Evolving Role of DIS and PrEP – September 15, 2016
If your health department and/or grantees are interested in participating, sign up for the Thursday, June 30 webinar from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT on Cultural Competencies for DIS, co-hosted by NASTAD, Blake Rowley, and Thomas Bertrand of the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Register here:
Date and time: Thursday, June 30, 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
Dial-In Number(s):
U.S. & Canada: 866.740.1260
U.S. Toll: 303.248.0285
Access Code: 9372536

If you have questions, please contact Blake Rowley

STD Expert Hour Returns!
Join us for the first webinar of the 2016 series:

Thursday, June 23 12:30-1:30pm (PST)

Genital Dermatology 101:
Below-the-Belt Basics

with Ken Katz, MD, MSc, MSCE

Course Description
We're thrilled to bring you the 2016 STD Expert Hour Webinar Series! Our STD Expert Hour is a FREE recurring webinar series that highlights current topics in the prevention and management of STD to further advance your practice. We're thrilled to offer access to our network of STD Experts and hope you join us for valuable insights into delivering excellent sexual health care for your patients.
Register Today!

Why to expect this Expert Hour:

Dr. Ken Katz will introduce us to Genital Dermatology and cover the below learning objectives:

• Describe cutaneous manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
• Identify features of genital skin conditions not caused by STDs
• Recognize when to refer patients with genital skin conditions to dermatologists provides distance learning programs for front line workers in Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and clinics. The program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To access e-learning opportunities click here