DIALS (Drop In Active Learning Sessions)

DIALS Overview

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.   

Upcoming DIALS Sessions

All Upcoming DIALS Events

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.

There are no upcoming events.

DIALS-Related Resources

More Resources

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.


Individual and Community Benefits to Providing Expedited Partner Therapy

This DIALS, recorded on 8/30/2023, featured Stephanie Arnold Pang and Dr. Joseph Cherabie. It provides an overview of Expedited Partner Therapy and the strategies to mitigate legal, medical, practical, and administrative barriers to its implementation.

Released: 09/06/2023

Review of Early Pregnancy Complications Materials

This DIALS, recorded on 6/8/2023, featured Drs. Mike Policar and Misha Pangasa and highlighted the CTC-SRH's training materials and job aids focused on caring for clients experiencing common symptoms during the first trimester of pregnancy. This session can assist with billing and coding, case studies, and definitions for early pregnancy care and complications.

Released: 06/15/2023

Resources for New or Less Experienced Title X Clinical Providers

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.

Released: 05/02/2023

Embryo Adoption Awareness and Services

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.

Released: 04/10/2023

At-Home STI Testing

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.

Released: 02/06/2023

Introduction to NEXTSTELLIS

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®

Released: 11/17/2022

Clue Birth Control App

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.

Released: 09/22/2022

Phexxi Vaginal Gel

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.

Released: 06/23/2022

Congenital Syphilis

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.

Released: 06/21/2022

Natural Cycles Mobile App

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.

Released: 04/21/2022

ASCCP Mobile App

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.

Released: 02/16/2022

Emergency Contraception

This DIALS, recorded on 1/18/2022 with guest Dr. David Turok, covers the provision of emergency contraception.

Released: 01/18/2022
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We Have a New Name!

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. 

University of Missouri – Kansas City
School of Nursing & Health Sciences
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Supported by the Department of Health and Human Services / Office of Population Affairs / Office of Family Planning Grant #1 FPTPA006031-01-00.

NCTCFP is supported by the office of Population Affairs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The information presented does not necessarily represent the views of OPA, OASH, or DHHS
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