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.
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.
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.