Continuing Education and CME Opportunities

HPV vaccine protects against cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).  Gaps in HPV vaccination coverage compared to other recommended vaccines for adolescents reveal missed opportunities to protect young people against these types of cancers. Register now for the on-line seminar “HPV: You Are the Key to Cancer Prevention” on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Dr. Stankiewicz Karita of UW will present.  Great for healthcare providers to learn how to assist young patients and their parents in choosing to receive the HPV vaccine. The below resources and flyers from the CDC offer useful guidelines and tips:

Cultural Humility Training in the Healthcare Setting

Cultural Humility training enables providers to become aware of the influence of their own culture and assumptions that limit clear cross-cultural communication in the medical setting. Because cultural influences are an evolving, non-static issue, providers benefit from tools for on-going re-assessment. The training will be offered at the Northwest Rural Health Conference on March 26.

Measurement-Based Treatment-to-Target Depression Care

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AHECWW is proud to partner with the AIMS Center to present this free Continuing Medical Education (CME) seminar focused on increasing awareness of tools to improve accuracy in diagnosis for depression in the primary care setting. Participants learn how to use the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and other behavioral health measures to improve diagnostic accuracy. Contact for CE documentation certificate. (Originally presented: Wednesday, August 29, 2018)

About the Presenter:

Dr. Anna Ratzliff is a national expert on collaborative care and specifically, on training teams to implement and deliver mental health treatment in primary care settings. Her passion for translating complex research ideas into practical realworld applications began when she received her MD and PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California at Irvine. She currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington Dr. Ratzliff is the Director of the AIMS Center (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions).

Additional details available on the event flyer or by contacting AHECWW at