Learning Collaboratives

Join us for our learning collaboratives!
In our learning collaboratives, you’ll enhance your knowledge and skills by discussing critical issues, solving problems, and sharing challenges that are unique to contact tracers and case investigators.

Session topics are determined based on feedback from participants and announced in advance, so check back regularly. If a session is full, you may sign up for the waitlist online or email [email protected]. Popular learning collaborative topics will be repeated monthly.
Update on Variants
August 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Time
We have been following the development of COVID variants and the implications they have on our messaging, response, and guidelines. This learning collaborative will update participants to the latest information on variants of concern and interest. We will discuss how to communicate this evolving issue in service of the contacts and cases we reach. 
Motivational Interviewing
August 19, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Mountain Time
One of the challenges for contact tracers and case investigators is to motivate people in making some important changes needed to support their health-related to COVID-19. There are tools and techniques from a communication style called, Motivational Interviewing that can be helpful in moving people to make healthier decisions and overcoming barriers, whether it is about testing, vaccines, changes to the household environment, or other concerns. These strategies can help with resistance and ambivalence that may come up as you are offering recommendations. This learning collaborative will introduce you to some tools and techniques from Motivational Interviewing that can be applied to your work.
Trauma-Informed Approach
August 26, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific Time
Hearing that you have been exposed to COVID-19, or that you have tested positive can be stressful. This stress can be compounded by current or previous experiences your cases and contacts have experienced. This can include experiences of trauma, which can affect the way in which people cope with new stressful situations.  This learning collaborative will discuss the tenets of a trauma-informed approach and give opportunities to consider examples of challenging cases in an interactive format. 
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