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IHS and Partner Trainings

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IHS and Partner Trainings

IHS divisions and departments, as well as the network of partners to the Indian health system, offer training opportunities and professional development courses and resources for health professionals. These resources and opportunities may include the following:

  • Self-study modules
  • Live and Recorded webinars
  • On-demand webcasts and podcasts
  • Print materials
  • Professional certifications

Continuing Education credits may also be available. Health professionals are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities for training and growth in their area of work.

IHS Training Resources

IHS Tele-Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

The IHS Tele-Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE) offers a wide variety of online educational events in conjunction with the University of New Mexico and other IHS divisions. Training topics vary from IHS Clinical Rounds, Pain and Addiction, Traumatic Brain Injury, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Parenting, Counseling Techniques, Child Mental Health, Psychopharmacology, Historical Trauma, and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Office of Diabetes Translation Professional Training and Capacity Building Webinars and Videos

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Webinars and videos available for professionals which provide valuable information on diabetes prevention and management. Sessions address community engagement, social determinants of health, food insecurity, traditional foods, motivational interviewing, behavioral challenges, and cultural competence. Credit is available for some webinars. CDC Diabetes Information for Professionals. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

DHHS, Office of Minority Health – Cultural Competence Training

9 hours no-cost CME/CE credit

Think Cultural Health

Cultural and language differences may engender misunderstanding, lack of compliance, or other factors that negatively influence clinical situations. A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care, is a self-directed training course designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. This e-learning program is hosted by Office of Minority Health and offers up to 9 hours of no-cost CME/CE credit. It equips health care professionals with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve. Information and training are available at the Think Cultural Health website. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)

Professional and Continuing Education (CME & CE)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

Caring for people with chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not easy. Members of the health care team, including pharmacists, physicians, and registered dietitians, must communicate complex messages, often in a short amount of time. NIDDK has developed educational resources to enhance knowledge and skills around caring for people with these conditions. Information and training are available at the NIDDK website. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

Veterans Health Administration Training Resources


The Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN) is a learning management system provided by the Public Health Foundation. In addition to programs focused on Veteran patient care, a comprehensive catalog of over 1,000 public health topics, including diabetes and other chronic diseases, is available. Some courses offer CME/CE credit and are no cost, while others may have a fee associated with the training. Both live and recorded training opportunities are provided.

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External Training Resources

Professional Certifications