Drop In Active Learning Sessions (DIALS) are dynamic, virtual, 60-minute educational activities developed by the CTC-SRH to offer clinicians quick and convenient learning opportunities. Developed by national subject matter experts, these highly interactive sessions allow clinicians to become active collaborators in the teaching-learning dynamic. Participants do not need to commit to a series of sessions and it is assumed that most will attend as and when their busy schedules allow.
The DIALS sessions are designed to be a participant-managed form of learning that encourages engagement around problems being addressed by individuals in the field in real-time. They provide a semi-structured space to combine evidence-based practice with feedback and peer learning.
DIALS is based on the model of Action Learning, first developed as an in-person, corporate problem-solving vehicle. It uses the experiences and needs of the learners, rather than the knowledge of the teacher, to address real-life problems and tasks in complex situations and conditions.
The CTC-SRH offers a DIALS session every 4 to 6 weeks. You can find the next DIALS session on the Calendar or sign up for our newsletter to be alerted about an upcoming session.
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Our resources are created, curated, and managed with the goal of supporting clinical learning for sexual and reproductive providers with a focus on Title X clinical services providers.
Other resources developed by CTC-SRH include our podcast series Clinical Chats, job aids, toolkits, clinical protocols, CTC-SRH Research, our New to Title X overview, and our monthly newsletter, Clinical Connections.
In this DIALS, recorded on 4/27/2023, featured CTC-SRH staff Jacki Witt, JD, WHNP-BC and Kristin Metcalf-Wilson, DNP, WHNP-BC. This session highlighted specific training, toolkits, and job aids appropriate for clinical services providers which are readily available through the CTC-SRH and RHNTC websites. This session can assist you with onboarding, maintaining, and improving practice through the development of essential sexual and reproductive health care knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior.
In this DIALS, recorded on 4/6/2023, featured guests Jen Vesbit of EM*POWER, Deb Roberts with Embryo Connections, and Alena Patsenka with Embryo Solution. The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) is responsible for administering the frozen embryo adoption public awareness campaign and funds the three organizations in this session.
In this DIALS, recorded on 2/1/2023, guests Dr. Ina Park and Jessica Zamora discuss self-collected, in-home STI testing. Dr. Park focuses on the evidence around the technology used in in-home test kits and Ms. Zamora covers results and future directions for a pilot program for in-home STI testing launched by the National Coalition of STD Directors in early 2022.
This DIALS, recorded on 11/17/2022 with guest Anne Moore, DNP, WHNP/ANP-BC, FAANP, focused on understanding and supporting client use of the combined oral contraceptive (COC) Nextstellis®
This DIALS, recorded on 9/22/2022 with guest Dr. Lynae Brayboy, provides an overview of the Clue app, including effectiveness in pregnancy prevention, achieving pregnancy, cycle tracking, and patient education.
This DIALS, recorded on 6/23/2022 with guest Brandi Howard, provides an overview of Phexxi vaginal gel, including effectiveness in pregnancy prevention, user satisfaction, and other characteristics. Phexxi for STI prevention is also discussed.
This DIALS was recorded 6/21/22 with guests Beth Kruse, MS, CNM, ARNP, Lead Clinician for the Family Planning Program of Public Health Seattle-King County, and Tammy Bennett, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, DNP(s), Reproductive Health Statewide Nurse Consultant for Louisiana. This DIALS focuses on an in-depth discussion of tailored public health strategies aimed at addressing missed opportunities and closing disparities gaps for the prevention of congenital syphilis in the family planning setting.
This DIALS, recorded on 4/21/2022 with guest Dr. Jack Pearson of Natural Cycles provides an overview of the science behind the fertility awareness based method and the efficacy of the Natural Cycles App. Dr. Pearson demonstrates how clients may use the app to either plan or prevent a pregnancy.
This DIALS, recorded on 2/16/2022 with guest Sarah Diemert, discusses using the ASCCP Mobile App and presents cases for participants to test use of the app.
The app can be purchased in the App Store/Google Play: https://www.asccp.org/mobile-app.
There is also a free web version of the app available here: https://app.asccp.org/.
The slides contain links to additional resources and can be downloaded below.
This DIALS, recorded on 1/18/2022 with guest Dr. David Turok, covers the provision of emergency contraception.
This Drop In Active Learning Session (DIALS), recorded on 11/8/2021 with guest Dr. Michael Policar, covers the essentials to developing and updating clinical protocols and critiques a sample protocol.
Founded as the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP) in 2006, we changed our name to the Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) in 2023. We have been funded by the Office of Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services since inception and remain the primary source of clinical training for those providing sexual and reproductive health care in federally-funded settings.
Having served the Title X network for nearly two decades, our team of clinical experts recognized that the term “family planning” falls short of describing the client-centered and inclusive sexual and reproductive health services we offer, especially in an increasingly urgent and rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.
The newly-renamed Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) continues to provide evidence-based clinical training and resources to healthcare providers in Title X settings through increased healthcare quality, equity, and access.