The Behavioral Prevention Training Centers ( Behavioral PTCs) provide courses that teach the use of evidence-based STD/HIV prevention interventions at the individual, group, and community level. Training is also provided in areas of program support needed to implement and maintain such interventions.
The intended target audience is prevention providers in public, private, and community sectors who are responsible for the implementation or supervision of STD/HIV prevention programs in community, clinic-based, or criminal justice settings. These courses teach skills and strategies to influence changes in behaviors that place people at risk for STD or HIV infection.
The five Behavioral PTCs provide training on evidence-based behavioral interventions from the CDC’s Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI) Project, as well as courses that seek to develop skills to support their successful implementation.
The Behavioral PTCs can work with state and select local health departments to strategize a sequential training plan specific to regional needs and strengths.
In addition to trainings listed in the NNPTC calendar, you can find information on more in-person and online trainings for HIV prevention behavioral interventions, linkage to care strategies, medication adherence, or counseling and testing, by visiting www.effectiveinterventions.org and clicking on the Training Calendar tab.