Continuing Education (CE) is critical for clinical services providers and other healthcare professionals to maintain licensure and professional competence while staying updated about new and developing topics in their field. As the CTC-SRH’s goal is to support Title X clinicians to provide evidence-based high quality sexual and reproductive health care, we understand the necessity of obtaining CEs in order to maintain licensure.
The trainings provided by the CTC-SRH are conducted by nationally-renowned subject matter experts. Recognizing that Title X clinics serve a diverse group of people, we design, develop, and implement our trainings and resources with a focus on quality, equity, and access at the core. We affirm the need for men's health in Title X projects and services for anyone who can become pregnant, including cisgender women, transgender men, nonbinary people, and others.
Training topics are selected based on recommendations from the sexual and reproductive field of providers, our Grantee Clinical Leadership Advisory Council (GCLAC), and needs assessments from the Title X network. The trainings are available in multiple, easily-accessible formats including self-paced eLearning modules, IUC training, live webinars, and our Clinician Cafés.
As the CTC-SRH is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs to serve the Title X network, all our trainings are free to Title X clinical providers. Most of our resources and CE trainings are free and available for non-Title X individuals as well. However, skills-based trainings, such as our IUC training, require that non-Title X individuals pay a nominal fee.
The CTC-SRH is the only national clinical training center that has been federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to Title X clinical services providers since 2006. Therefore, you can be confident that our trainings are high-quality, evidence-based, and aligned with Title X programmatic requirements and priorities. The CTC-SRH engages national subject matter experts in the development of all learning activities.
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) is a well-established umbrella term used by reproductive and sexual health providers and experts. LARC, as a term, encompasses all FDA-approved birth control methods that provide long-term pregnancy prevention options, are reversible (unlike sterilization or permanent contraception), and are proven to be highly effective.
The CTC-SRH offers intrauterine contraceptive (IUC) training for Title X clinical services providers and other sexual and reproductive healthcare providers. We have been successfully providing IUC training since 2008, with participants reporting that the training is successful in skills development and building confidence in performing IUC placement and removal.
The Clinician Café is a virtual, multi-modal, pop-up learning platform that allows participants to pick and choose among a number of educational activities and resources all related to a single sexual and reproductive health (SRH) topic. Each Clinician Café features journal articles, podcasts, live Zoom chats with experienced subject matter experts, case studies, and knowledge check quizzes.
E-learning is a self-paced, virtual learning style that has become even more advanced after the pandemic. The CTC-SRH’s e-learning opportunities are designed to support Title X clinical services providers and other sexual and reproductive health clinicians with the flexibility to grow their professional skills at their convenience.
Virtual Coffee Breaks (VCBs) are short, focused, micro-learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of busy sexual and reproductive health clinicians. These 15-minute mini-courses help providers stay updated on evidence-based practices and issues emerging in a rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.
The CTC-SRH webinars are free, eligible for continuing education (CE), and available for individuals and teams. Previous webinar topics have included trauma-informed care, human trafficking screening, taking inclusive sexual health histories, and updated sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment guidelines.
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. While our resources do not have CE available, they can be used to strengthen new knowledge or provide new perspectives in conjunction with our CE training. Downloadable resources such as job aids and toolkits can be used as quick reference tools to align services to best practices, and clinical protocol templates can be customized by your organization to standardize practices.
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.