Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative Training



Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills


*This training is now offered on Colorado TRAIN and can be accessed hereIf you previously registered for this training through our training website, you will be able to continue accessing the course using Canvas through June 2023.

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. Individual modules can be taken as assigned by supervisors. Newly added modules include training on Dr. Justina, Colorado's Contact Tracing software, for agencies using this system, and Career Exploration, for those interested in health careers following their contact tracing work.

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 full training includes approximately 3-4 hours of self-paced online training, followed by 3.5 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, 3.5 hour live 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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