The CAPTC’s CBA reflects on its capacity-building efforts in Guam

by Linda DeSantis, Program Manager The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC)’s Capacity Building Assistance Program (CBA) team provides training and technical assistance services throughout the United States (U.S). During our last funding cycle, our CBA team...

New video supports clinicians in delivering HIV test result

By Duran Rutledge, Trainer & Technical Assistance Specialist The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC), through its Capacity Building Assistance program (CBA), has recently released a skills-building video to enhance providers’ comfort and skill in...

Open dialogue with teens about sexuality can improve health outcomes

Adolescence is a time of immense emotional, physical, and mental change. It is also a period of an increased desire for autonomy and often, more risk-taking. For many youth this is the first time they will face high-risk situations like tobacco, drugs, sexuality, depression, and risky driving. Consequently, teens have unique healthcare needs all their own.

The CAPTC’s CBA reflects on its capacity-building efforts in Guam

The CAPTC’s CBA reflects on its capacity-building efforts in Guam

by Linda DeSantis, Program Manager The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC)’s Capacity Building Assistance Program (CBA) team provides training and technical assistance services throughout the United States (U.S). During our last funding cycle, our CBA team...

New video supports clinicians in delivering HIV test result

New video supports clinicians in delivering HIV test result

By Duran Rutledge, Trainer & Technical Assistance Specialist The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC), through its Capacity Building Assistance program (CBA), has recently released a skills-building video to enhance providers’ comfort and skill in...

Open dialogue with teens about sexuality can improve health outcomes

Open dialogue with teens about sexuality can improve health outcomes

Adolescence is a time of immense emotional, physical, and mental change. It is also a period of an increased desire for autonomy and often, more risk-taking. For many youth this is the first time they will face high-risk situations like tobacco, drugs, sexuality, depression, and risky driving. Consequently, teens have unique healthcare needs all their own.

Sexual History Taking Tools

Sexual History Taking Tools

By Catalina Macdonald Taking a sexual history leads to better health outcomes by allowing providers to individualize their patients’ STD and HIV care. A good sexual history can help guide testing, diagnosis, and treatment, prevent serious outcomes from untreated STDs,...

Happy Cervical Health Awareness Month!

Happy Cervical Health Awareness Month!

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. With the start of a new year, this is a perfect time to schedule a gynecological visit with your doctor. Whether it’s your first time or one of many, it’s an important topic to discuss because it is an essential part of routine care. Getting a proper screening is key to maintaining optimal cervical health and detecting early signs of abnormality.