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Patient-centered counseling trainings (no-cost CMEs available)

Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center

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Type Remaining Quantity
Portland - February 6 Sold Out Free  
Troutdale - February 7 Sold Out Free  
Beaverton - February 13 Sold Out Free  
Salem - February 20 Sold Out Free  
McMinnville - February 21 Sold Out Free  
Corvallis - March 20 Sold Out Free  
Eugene - March 21 Sold Out Free  
Bend - April 3 2 Registrations Free  
Medford - April 11 Sold Out Free  
La Grande - April 24 2 Registrations Free  
Hermiston - April 25 3 Registrations Free  

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Who: Oregon clinicians, clinic staff and traditional health workers serving Oregon Health Plan members who want to learn and practice patient-centered counseling skills to support patients’ health goals.

What: Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD, will lead a full-day, CME-accredited training focused on learning and practicing patient-centered counseling skills. The session will focus on increasing your confidence and skills to facilitate conversations with patients about sensitive topics. Examples will draw from effective contraceptive use and sexual health, tobacco use, controlling high blood pressure and other CCO metric-related topics. Evidence-based health communication models will include motivational interviewing, the FRAMES model and Five A’s for tobacco cessation counseling.

When: The one-day training will be held at 11 locations throughout the state. Choose one. Each training will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Portland, February 6: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1E
  • Troutdale, February 7: Holiday Inn Express, 477 NW Phoenix Dr.
  • Beaverton, February 13: DoubleTree by Hilton, 15402 NW Cornell Rd.
  • Salem, February 20: Human Services Building, 500 Summer St.
  • McMinnville, February 21: McMinnville Community Center, 600 NE Evans St.
  • Corvallis, March 20: OSU, 100 LaSells Stewart Center, Wells Fargo Room
  • Eugene, March 21: Lane Community College, 4000 E. 30th Ave.
  • Bend, April 3: Deschutes Children's Foundation, 2125 NE Daggett Lane
  • Medford, April 11: Ramada Medford Hotel and Conference Center, 2250 Biddle Rd.
  • La Grande, April 24: Eastern Oregon University, Hoke Union Building
  • Hermiston, April 25: Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 East Airport Rd.

Waitlist: If the location you'd like to attend is full, you can join the waitlist here:

Questions: Contact Laura Kreger at or 971-673-3386.

Hosted by the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center

Accreditation and Credit Designation: This activity has been planned and implemented through the joint providership of the Northwest Permanente, PC, Department of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development (NWP CME & PD) and the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center. NWP CME & PD is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: All individuals with influence over the educational content of this CME activity have disclosed they have no financial relationships with manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or any other commercial medical products or services. Potential conflicts of interest have been mitigated by the planning committee in accordance with the policies of NWP CME & PD.

Have questions about Patient-centered counseling trainings (no-cost CMEs available)? Contact Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center

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For the Community Advisory Council Conference, contact Tom Cogswell (, 971-673-3366).
For the CCO tobacco prevalence learning collaborative or patient-centered counseling trainings, contact Laura Kreger (, 971-673-3386).

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