Communicable Disease Interviewing Q&A - March 15th, 2024



11:00am-12:00pm MT



Primary Competency

Communication Skills

In the event that registration for this Q&A session fills up quickly, staff and volunteers working on communicable diseases (including COVID-19) in Colorado will be prioritized. Thank you for understanding!


To provide Colorado public health professionals who conduct communicable disease case investigations the opportunity to ask a panel of subject matter experts (SMEs) questions they have regarding communicable disease interviewing. 

If you participated in any of the Skills Labs offered in 2023 or 2024, this Q&A session provides an excellent opportunity to ask follow-up questions that might not have been addressed due to time constraints. Prior attendance at a Skills Lab is not required to register for this session.

What to Expect

When registering, participants will be asked to complete a few questions on what area(s) of an interview they struggle with the most. Some examples of these may include:

  • Confirming identity (asking for name or birthdate)
  • Questions regarding sexual activities or partners, gender identity or orientation, workplace, school, or childcare
  • Keeping the person on the phone for the duration of the interview
  • Keeping the conversation on track/avoiding tangents or side conversations
  • Following the script/interview tool provided

This Q&A session is intended to be a safe space for participants to ask questions and get feedback. 

We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation.

Learning Objectives

After completion of the Communicable Disease Interviewing Q&A, participants will be able to:

  • Identify information, tips, and/or strategies to enhance interviewing
Length of Learning Opportunity
1 hour
Registration Information
Click on "register" to register for the session. You will need to log in or create an account. Please email with registration questions.
Technical Requirements

You must have access to a webcam or to an internet-capable device equipped with a camera and a microphone (such as a laptop). Our staff can help you get set up if this is new for you. Please reach out to if you need assistance with this.

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