Communicable Disease Community of Practice (CoP)


10/24/2022 – 6/30/2023

4th Monday of each month, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

*Exception for December 12th Session



Primary Competency

Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills


The Communicable Disease CoP, intended for contact tracers, case investigators, resource coordinators, health educators, outreach staff, and other disease investigation staff, will take place on the fourth Monday of each month, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Each CoP will provide an opportunity for participants to connect, discuss challenges, and learn from one another on a variety of cross-cutting topics. The team will reassess the timing for 2023 series (January – June 2023).


Upcoming Topics: 

  • December 12:  Gratitude and Self Care
  • January 23: Resiliency with Lisa Frederick, Denver Prevention Training Center (PTC)
  • February 27: Primary and Secondary Trauma for Disease Intervention with Stewart Thomas, Denver PTC
  • March 27: Compassion Fatigue with Kathie Garrett, University of Colorado Anschutz
  • April 24: De-escalation Techniques with Licensed Social Worker TBD, Denver Health and Hospital Authority
  • May 22: Next Steps and Disease Investigation with Helen Burnside and Mariska Osborne-Wells, Denver PTC
  • June 26: Change Management with Elizabeth Rumbel and Danielle Osowski, Denver PTC

Learning Objectives

Participants that attend these sessions will learn from one another through sharing of challenges, ideas, lessons learned, and their solutions.

Length of Learning Opportunity
1 hour
Registration Information
To register, 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 HERE 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.
Technical Requirements
We will meet each month via video, using Zoom, so you'll need a camera on your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Being able to see each other face-to-face will help us connect with each other and have a good dialogue.

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