COCA Training and Conferences
The COCA Training and Conferences webpage has been updated to include conferences from January 2017 – June 2017. Visit the webpage to learn about conferences sponsored by CDC, other federal agencies, and COCA partners.
Recent COCA Calls
During this COCA Call, clinicians discussed how to apply principles of motivational interviewing and a six-step process that is patient-centered and supports clinical judgment when conflict arises. Presenters reviewed two case studies in which they applied communication strategies, and provided examples of patient-provider dialogue.
- Gearing up for the Travel Season: How Clinicians can Ensure Their Patients are Packed with Knowledge on Zika Prevention
During this COCA Call, clinicians discussed current CDC travel recommendations, how to determine which patients should receive Zika testing after traveling to an area with Zika, and the recommendations for patients before and after travel to help them protect themselves and others from Zika.
During this COCA Call, clinicians discussed steps they can take when concerning information is discovered through prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) checks or urine drug testing (UDT). Presenters reviewed how to evaluate factors that increase risk for opioid overdose and how to determine when co-prescribing naloxone would be beneficial.
Free continuing education (CME, CNE, ACPE, CEU, CECH, and AAVSB/RACE) is available for most calls. For more information about free CE, visit emergency.cdc.gov/coca/continuingeducation.asp.
Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Resources
COCA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage contains information on scheduled and on-demand emergency preparedness and response training resources offered by CDC, other federal agencies, and COCA partners.
January COCA Partner Spotlight
COCA is pleased to feature the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) as the COCA Partner Spotlight. NPWH’s mission is to ensure the provision of quality primary and specialty healthcare to women of all ages by women's health and women's health focused nurse practitioners. http://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/
Partnerships with professional healthcare associations are vital to CDC’s ability to share information with clinicians about public health emergencies, CDC guidance, health alert messages, and training opportunities.
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds
The Public Health Grand Rounds is a series created to further strengthen CDC’s common scientific culture and foster discussion and debate on major public health issues.
- Addressing the Unique Challenges of Opioid Use Disorder in Women Tuesday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET
Registration is not required. Watch live and archived broadcasts.
CDC Learning Connection
The CDC Learning Connection is your source for information about public health training developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other federal agencies. Through website features, social media, and an e-newsletter, CDC Learning Connection keeps you informed about training opportunities, including many that offer free continuing education (CE).