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.
The Clinician Cafés are made up of a mix of CE-eligible and non-eligible activities, and the amount of CE available varies slightly with each Cafe.
To learn more about the learning models behind and development of the Clinician Café, read our article published in Women’s Healthcare
Each Clinician Café is “open” for 7 to 10 days, and they are held 3 to 4 times a year by the CTC-SRH. Previous topics include providing SRH care to patients with disabilities, addressing hypertension in SRH settings, and understanding Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) throughout a person’s lifespan.
Clinician Cafés are aimed at clinical services providers in sexual and reproductive health settings, but are open to anyone who works in family planning or sexual and reproductive health fields. Past Cafés address specific clinical topics such as hypertension, while others have a broader application and may be helpful to administrative and support staff by addressing topics such as an introduction to providing care for American Indian and Alaska Native clients.
Yes. The Clinician Cafés are made up of a mix of CE-eligible and non-eligible activities, and the amount of CE available varies slightly with each Café.
Once an attendee registers for a Café, they will receive a confirmation email. Prior to the “opening” of the Café platform, attendees receive an e-mail welcome letter that contains details for accessing the activities and which activities have CE attached.
The journal articles activity has CE available through the HealthEKnowledge platform, while attendees can obtain CE for other activities by filling out the post-Café evaluation form, which is emailed in the week after the Café platform “closes.”
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.