Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative Training



Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills


Epidemiologic surveillance, disease investigation, communication, and support for individuals play a key role in reducing COVID-19 community transmission.  As such, the Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative has developed training for individuals supporting the COVID-19 response effort.

Local and state health department staff and volunteers conducting Case Investigation, Contact Tracing, and Resource Coordination in Colorado will benefit from this knowledge and skill-based training before starting their work.

A training track for each role has been created, with some common training across roles. Additional topics/modules will be assigned according to role. In September, training modules will be added for Dr. Justina Colorado's Contact Tracing software for agencies using this system. Dr. Justina modules can be completed at any time during the training process.

Individuals with previous public health, health care, disease investigation, or care navigation experience, or who have taken other community tracing trainings may be able to test-out of some components of the training. Certificates of completion are available and required by Colorado’s local and state public health departments.


Topics covered in this training course include:

  • Colorado’s Public Health System
  • COVID-19 information and recommendations
  • Forms and database information
  • HIPAA and confidentiality
  • Interview skills
  • Professional boundaries
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Additional topics specific to each role

The required training includes approximately 3-4 hours of self-paced online training, followed by 3 hours of live, instructor-led skill practice, held via Zoom.

Note: Registration and training completion information for this training will be shared with hiring authorities, training organizations, or funders for verification, reporting, or additional training purposes.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe your role and responsibilities as a Case Investigator, Contact Tracer, or Resource Coordinator
  2. Use recommended forms, share accurate information, and apply a culturally-responsive approach to an interview discussion with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone testing positive
Length of Learning Opportunity
3-4 hours self-paced, 3 hour skill lab via Zoom
Registration Information
Click on the green "Register Now" button at the top left of this page. You will need to be logged in or will need to create an account prior to registering for this training. Creating an account will not automatically register you for this training. You will need to re-open this page and register. Please email with registration questions.
Development Partner(s)

Denver Prevention Training Center

Patient Navigator Training Collaborative

Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center

Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative

This training was created by the Training Workgroup of the Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative. The Collaborative is a partnership of organizations to provide structure and support for local and state public health agencies through coordination and collaboration across partners working on Contact Tracing, Case Investigation, and Resource Coordination initiatives related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Geographic Relevance
This training includes Colorado-specific information

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