Learning Collaboratives


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ABOUT
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. 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.
 
 
UPCOMING SESSIONS
COMPLICATED Q AND I SCENARIOS
Date:
September 24, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific
 
Information regarding vaccine efficacy, COVID-19 variants, and guidelines for mask-wearing and social distancing are constantly changing. As a result, complicated scenarios relating to quarantine and isolation recommendations can arise for many CI/CT.  Join us for this learning collaborative as we think through a few specific scenarios and discuss the best way to incorporate the latest information into the messages and recommendations we are giving cases and contacts.  
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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING:
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO MOTIVATE CHANGE

Date: October 8, 2021 
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern
 
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.
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MEDICAL MISTRUST
Date: October 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

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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COMPLICATED Q AND I SCENARIOS
Date: October 22, 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Mountain

Information regarding vaccine efficacy, COVID-19 variants, and guidelines for mask-wearing and social distancing are constantly changing. As a result, complicated scenarios relating to quarantine and isolation recommendations can arise for many CI/CT.  Join us for this learning collaborative as we think through a few specific scenarios and discuss the best way to incorporate the latest information into the messages and recommendations we are giving cases and contacts.  
Register
BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS
Date:
October 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific

In this learning collaborative we will discuss what we know now and what we are learning about the implications of COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases for our contact tracing and case investigation work. We will focus on the likelihood of breakthrough infection, the severity of symptoms, the need for vaccine boosters and recommended messaging when working with contacts and cases.  
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TOPIC REQUEST
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