Clinical Training Center for Family Planning seeks IUD mentors
Last year, the Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (CTCFP) received funding from the Office of Population Affairs to increase capacity in Title X family planning centers for providing Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). Our first training is scheduled for this week and we are happy to have over 25 clinicians registered for the first national Title X LARC training event in Portland, Oregon. A collaborative relationship with the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) has contributed to the development of cutting edge skill-building workshops in IUD insertion. In addition, a clinical Implanon insertion training workshop is made possible by CTCFP’s partnership with Merck.
We’re in search of more IUD ‘mentors’ for this project. Mentors are experienced clinicians who already insert IUDs and who are experts in LARC. Mentors would either have mentees (less experienced clinicians learning to insert IUDs) come to their clinic to be mentored while inserting their first three to five IUDs – or, the mentor would go to the mentees’ clinic to be present with them there as they insert their first few IUDs. There is a small honorarium and travel stipend available for mentors and each mentor receives a training kit valued at $200 to use during the project and then to keep for their own use.
If you or someone you know would be capable and willing to serve as mentors, would you send them our way? This is such an important initiative and we feel that this will ultimately increase the number of low income women who receive IUDs. Our goal is to provide ongoing support to less experienced clinicians who will ultimately increase capacity for LARC in Title X centers across the country.
Please send Aimee Patton names and contact information for people you are recommending for mentoring.