WA STI Strategy – workforce development

Work with relevant organisations

Targeted, responsive and coordinated training including continuing education and professional support programs will be delivered.

This will be achieved through:

  • collaborating to design and develop online sexual health education training and support
  • working with universities and training providers to deliver education and professional support including training for pre-service teachers and health professionals
  • staging regular forums, symposia and conferences that bring together affected populations, non-government organisations, researchers, clinicians, practitioners and policy makers working in STI and health
  • facilitating partnerships for continued professional support such as the use of video conferencing for rural and remote areas to participate in targeted and coordinated training.

Improve general practitioner skills, knowledge and capacity

Skills, knowledge and capacity among general practitioners will be improved to increase testing rates and treatment of STIs.

This will be achieved through:

  • supporting the delivery of online training to provide cultural awareness about sexual health
  • providing online resources that improve skills, knowledge and capacity to increase testing rates and treatment
  • providing expert information and collegial training to fellow health care providers
  • ensuring the education of medical students on sexual health issues
  • supporting regular STI updates through provision of sexual health information refresher days.
Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – prevention and education Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – testing and diagnosis Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – disease management and clinical care
Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – workforce development Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – enabling environment Icon: Links to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 – research, evaluation and surveillance
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