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Health Training Institute

What is the Health Training Institute?

PPMW’s Health Training Institute provides high-impact training for new and experienced sex educators. Each course delves into best practices, techniques, and learning activities related to various topics in sex education. Our youth-centered approach encourages participants to use instruction time to teach skills, explore attitudes, stimulate critical thinking, and increase self-efficacy. As experts in sexual and reproductive health, our courses equip participants with the tools they need to help youth make informed decisions about their sexual health.

Training Courses

To register, click on your preferred date and time for each course below. 

Abortion and Stigma

Abortion has been an important part of people’s lives throughout history. Yet, stigma surrounding abortion permeates our culture. This course aims to address that stigma, provide medically accurate information regarding abortion procedures, and explore best teaching strategies when discussing abortion with youth.

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Price: $40 per person

Introduction to Birth Control Methods

Join us as we explore creative and inclusive ways to teach youth about birth control methods. This course serves as an introduction for participants who are teaching sexuality education for the first time and a refresher for those who need updated statistics and new activities.

Dates offered:

Price: $40 per person

Reproductive Justice

This course delves into the centrality of reproductive justice in the larger quest for racial justice. Covering key terms, statistics, and how to get involved in advocating for reproductive justice, this training bolsters participant knowledge on the subject.

Dates offered:

Price: $40 per person

Answering Difficult Questions About Sex

Answering questions on complex and sensitive topics can feel overwhelming. This course aims to equip participants with best practices to answer difficult questions about sex. We dive into effective teaching strategies that foster a safe and engaging learning environment for youth.

Dates offered:

Price: $40 per person

Options Counseling

Approximately half of the population in the US have an unplanned pregnancy at some point in their lives.  They are often faced with a reproductive decision.  This course is designed to equip medical providers and health educators with the tools they need to provide non-judgmental and patient-centered options counseling.  We explore frameworks for approaching patients as they make this decision.       

Dates offered:

Price: $40 per person

Reproductive Health Services at PPMW

This course aims to provide an overview of PPMW’s reproductive health services to facilitate linkage to care. Participants will learn how to make an appointment and what a patient should expect during a visit.

Dates offered:

Price: $40 per person

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Participants can register using the registration link that corresponds to the training session of interest. The registration fee can be paid using a credit card at the time of registration or by invoice/purchase order. Please submit the purchase order to [email protected]. The training sessions are on a first come, first served basis. A seat will not be reserved until registration by credit card or invoice/purchase order is completed. An email will be sent to you to confirm your registration. If no registration link is provided for a training session, please contact [email protected].

Can I bring this training to my workplace?

Yes. The Health Training Institute can deliver in-person or virtual training courses for their staff. The minimum number of participants for a workplace training is 10 people. For more information on booking PPMW for your professional training needs, please contact [email protected]

How do I find out about future professional training opportunities?

Our training courses are listed on our website. If you are interested in a course that you do not see currently listed – such as on a topic we have previously offered or on a new topic related to existing courses – please contact [email protected]. We take into account community interest in selecting topics for future courses. 

Is a sliding scale offered for course fees?

Our courses generally cost $40 per person, but the Health Training Institute believes that cost should not be a barrier. If you would like more information regarding our sliding scale, please contact [email protected]. Please include your name and the training session of interest in your email.

What if I have other questions? 

All questions about our Health Training Institute can be directed to [email protected]


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