Quarterly Newsletter
Dear CAPTC Community:

We hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter. Every quarter we provide resources to support your work in sexual health and disease intervention via this newsletter.

To ensure that we continue to meet your professional needs we will soon disseminate a survey to you, our CAPTC community. Through the survey we hope to discover emerging topics that are of interest to you. Please complete the survey, upon receipt, to make your voices heard.

Thank you for supporting the sexual health of our communities.

Dana Cropper, MPA, MHR
Director, California Prevention Training Center
Rotating Program Update
Capacity Building Assistance (CBA)
Aunsha Hall-Everett, MA, CBA Manager

CAPTC’s CBA program supports health departments in the western geographic region. We strengthen the HIV prevention workforce by delivering high-quality, customized technical assistance. We are thrilled to announce two upcoming events that will bolster health departments’ efforts to end the HIV epidemic.

The third Medical Mistrust Symposium (January 2022, dates TBA) will be a two-day virtual discussion on how deep-rooted beliefs and negative experiences impact current efforts towards ending the HIV epidemic as well as possible constructive responses to medical mistrust and distrust. Join interactive explorations of medical mistrust as it relates to the LBGTQ+ community as a whole as well as the transgender community specifically; Black, Native, Asian, and LatinX communities; and Tribal communities.

The Cluster Detection and Response (CDR) Learning Collaborative (February 2022, dates TBA) will discuss how CDR uses routinely reported data to identify communities where HIV may be spreading rapidly and quickly direct prevention and care services where they are needed. This series is an opportunity for rich discussion and collaborative learning for all members of the HIV workforce to identify strategies for robust HIV cluster outbreak response plans.
Upcoming Events
STI Clinical Update Webinar

Thursday, November 4, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
3.75 CME | No Cost
Speakers will provide important updates to help providers strengthen delivery of STI prevention and care In San Francisco. Local experts on STI epidemiology will give recommendations to prevent congenital syphilis, present updates from the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines, and participate in a lively case panel.

National Network of Disease Intervention Training Center Trainings
COVID-19 Leadership: Best Practices for Team Leads
Date options:
Oct 19-20, 2021 8:00am - 12:00pm Mountain
Nov 2-3, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern
Nov 16-17, 2021 8:00am - 12:00pm Eastern

This virtual skills-based course is designed for public health leaders who manage case investigators and contact tracers supporting COVID-19 programs.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Virtual Training
Date options:
Oct 19-21, 2021 8:00am - 12:00pm Pacific
Nov 2-4, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern

This course is designed for anyone who will be conducting COVID-19 contact tracing activities in their designated jurisdictions.

COVID-19 Case Investigation Virtual Training
Nov 16-18, 2021 8:00am - 12:00pm Eastern

This course is designed for anyone who will be conducting COVID-19 case investigation activities in their designated jurisdictions.
Featured On-Demand Training
Self-Disclosure Course
Our blended learning course, Supporting Self-Disclosure of a Health Condition, is designed to assist prevention and care providers in supporting their patients to self-disclose to their sexual and/or substance injecting partners. After completing the online course, participants have the option of practicing with a small group in a live skill-development session. Check back for future live sessions.
Webinar Recording of "Implementing the CDC STI Treatment Guidelines, 2021: A Conversation for Family PACT Providers"
This webinar focuses on significant changes from the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines, including updated guidelines for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of STIs. In addition, current Family PACT benefits for each type of STI discussed will be explained. Read the new guidelines here.
New Job Aid
Clinical Interpretation of Syphilis Screening Algorithms:
A Resource for Local Health Jurisdictions
A new job aid to assist local health jurisdictions in the clinical interpretation of syphilis screening algorithms. It presents screening algorithms, possible interpretations, and recommended actions based on test results.
CAPTC Podcast
Catch up on the first two seasons of the CAPTC's podcast, Speaking Frankly: The State of Sexual Health. We touch on contact tracing, sex ed, congenital syphilis, COVID-19 vaccines, injectable HIV treatment, youths' right to parent, anal cancer, aging, racism, and sex positivity. Season 3 of the podcast will be out in early 2022.
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