Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Resources for Developing Presentations and Training Opportunities for Reproductive Health

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is now offering two free services to students, faculty and professionals interested in reproductive health, The Global Opportunities Tool (GO Tool) and the Curricula Organizer for Reproductive Health Education (CORE).

The Curricula Organizer for Reproductive Health Education is an open access tool for those interested in building scientific presentations on reproductive health topics. All learning materials are clinically accurate, up to date, peer reviewed and presentation-ready. You can choose to search materials using your own keywords or browse the material by category. When searching under the category "contraception" I found more than 430 individual slides, 40 activities and handouts, and 11 full presentations. The site makes it easy to pull an individual slide to contribute to your own presentation, or to download a fully completed, ready to use presentation. New content is added weekly, and you can request to join their mailing list to stay up to date on the latest CORE material.

The Global Opportunities Tool is a comprehensive resource that connects students in health professions to domestic and international reproductive health training opportunities. You can search available openings by clicking on the continent you are interested in working in, and available positions will present themselves. As of now, only a few countries have available opportunities outside of America, but there is also a component of the site which allows users to submit an opportunity, and I expect that this database will soon become much more extensive.

Both the GO Tool and CORE are great resources for health professionals interested in reproductive health, and I would highly recommend that anyone interested check out their site.

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