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
Archived Training: Division of Diabetes
Not eligible for CME/CE credit.
The training opportunities listed below no longer offer CME/CE credit; however, the information shared on the various training topics may provide a good understanding of diabetes care in the Indian health system.
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.
DHHS, Office of Minority Health – Cultural Competence Training
9 hours no-cost CME/CE credit
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.
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.
Start using VHA TRAIN by:
- Creating an account or log in with an existing account by going to the VHA TRAIN website.
- Use search to browse topics and types of training.
- Track training courses and certificates through VHA TRAIN, with the option to print a transcript.
For further assistance, email the VHA TRAIN help desk.
External Training Resources
- Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist – Learn more about and apply for the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist credential, which allows health care professionals who have defined roles as diabetes educators to demonstrate that they have distinct and specialized diabetes education knowledge.
- Certified Lipid Specialist – Learn more about how physicians and mid-level providers can become recognized for their advanced training and experience in managing patients with lipid disorders.