Learning Collaboratives


 
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ENCOUNTERING CHALLENGES WITH CASE INVESTIGATION OR CONTACT TRACING?
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. Popular learning collaborative topics will be repeated monthly.
 
 
UPCOMING SESSIONS
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO MOTIVATE CHANGE
Date: 
July 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific

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, which 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.
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SCHOOL GUIDELINES
Date: August 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

As we begin to move back into classroom learning at all levels of education, this learning collaborative will focus on the latest guidelines for schools in responding to safety concerns related to COVID-19.  We will share some challenges and discuss ongoing issues regarding re-opening and strategies to keep students and staff safe.
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VIRUS VARIANTS
Date: August 13, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants emerge and persist. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic. Please join us for this learning collaborative on what we know now and what messages are recommended to communicate in your contact tracing and case investigation work.
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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO MOTIVATE CHANGE
Date:
August 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Central

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, which 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.
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MEDICAL MISTRUST
Date: August 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific

The purpose of this learning collaborative is to provide attendees with information about how medical mistrust and distrust adversely impacts efforts related to contact tracing and case investigation. We will discuss strategies to meaningfully engage priority populations to address medical mistrust and distrust while responding to COVID-19.
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