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Essential Interviewing Skills for Disease Intervention

The goal of this training is to provide health department staff conducting disease intervention activities with a solid foundation to effectively facilitate investigative interviews with clients. The training will cover universal interview components, examining stigma and implicit bias, strengths-based approaches, motivational interviewing, sex positivity and demographic data collection.

Training Length

Held over 2 consecutive weeks, this training consists of:

  1. Live webinars: 6 sessions (2-3 hours each)
  2. Self-study material: 5-6 hours

You must complete approximately 5-6 hours of self-study each week before attending the live training meetings.  

Upcoming Training Dates

Registration closes 3 business days prior to the first live training at 5 PM.

  • October 2 to 13
  • October 23 to November 3
  • November 6 to 17
  • December 4 to 15

Live Meeting Dates (6 meetings over 2 weeks)

All live meetings will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM Pacific Time.

October Cohort 1

  1. October 2
  2. October 4
  3. October 6
  4. October 10
  5. October 12
  6. October 13, learner will self enroll into a 1-hr slot

October Cohort 2

  1. October 23
  2. October 25
  3. October 27
  4. October 31
  5. November 2
  6. November 3, learner will self enroll into a 1-hr slot

November Cohort

  1. November 6
  2. November 8
  3. November 9
  4. November 14
  5. November 16
  6. November 17, learner will self enroll into a 1-hr slot

December Cohort

  1. December 4
  2. December 6
  3. December 8
  4. December 12
  5. December 14
  6. December 15, learner will self enroll into a 1-hr slot

Training Team Contact

Register on CPPR Learn

Note: Please use Google Chrome to access the CPPR Learn registration page and website.

Training Course Information

Audience/Who Should Register:  Local Health Jurisdiction (LHJ) and state employees who will be facilitating disease intervention interviews with members of the public.

Length of Training: This training has 6 sessions over 2 weeks. It includes approximately 5-6 hours of online self-study and 18 hours in live webinars. Every week, you must complete approximately 2 hours of self-study on CPPR Learn before going to the weekly live training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Complete a disease intervention conversation using all the universal disease interview components.
  • Explain the reason for each of the universal disease intervention components to your clients in lay terms.
  • Examine how your biases can negatively impact the health care provided to racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse patients.
  • Use motivational interviewing to uncover essential information during disease intervention conversations.
  • Use a strengths-based approach to help your clients adopt prevention, testing, treatment, and other services.
  • Reduce the impact of stigma during disease intervention interviews.

Cancellation and Refund Policies: Please notify program team 48 hours before training date if you would like to cancel or reschedule. Classes are free of charge and no refund will be provided.

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