The California DISTC supports providers of state and local STD/HIV partner services programs through assessment, training and evaluation.
A blended learning curriculum which utilizes online modules and instructor-led training to present key concepts related to the effective delivery of STD/HIV partner services. Available in several different tracks.
Quotes from Participants who attended previous Trainings
Very well conducted course and real life examples. Instructor was very knowledgeable and real life experience and kept my attention.
This training was great. I would recommend the instructor-led course to anyone in the field.
Thank you for all the tips and tricks that have helped you be successful. The classroom portion was super helpful. VCA is much more clear. You made even the dull things come to life. Your feedback was very constructive. You really made me a better investigator.
Loved, loved, loved the class. Did I say I loved the class. It was very informative and interactive.
This was an amazing experience. The instructor seemed to never lose her energy and continued to believe in me even when I didn’t. There;s so much info, I’m glad to have a blended course.
The California Disease Intervention Services Training Center (DISTC) is one of three national CDC-funded training centers.
We focus on providing standardized STD/HIV training and decision-making tools to disease intervention specialists and other care providers conducting Partner Services in state and local health departments and other related settings. Our experienced, culturally and linguistically diverse DISTC staff work to enhance the partner services skills of providers serving an array of patient populations.
Wanda Jackson, BA
DISTC Trainer/TA Specialist
Wanda Jackson, BA, is a Partner and Program Support Service Trainer with the California STD/HIV Prevention and Disease Intervention Training center. Wanda has an extensive background in the field of STD/HIV prevention. She has worked as a Disease Intervention Specialist, Public Health Investigator and Front line Supervisor.
Wanda maintains her connection to frontline work by assisting local Disease Intervention Specialist in contacting, locating and interviewing clients to prevent the spread of STD’s and HIV.
Wanda has successfully completed the requirements of the customized web-based training and blended learning workshops given by Langevin Learning Services, Inc. and has recently completed the development of the national web-based and blended learning curriculum for Partner Service Providers-Passport to Partner Services.
Wanda is committed to providing quality skills-based partner and support services training to aid in intervening and preventing the spread of STD/HIV for healthcare professionals throughout the U.S.
DISTC Trainer/TA Specialist
Denise Tafoya, MPA
DISTC Program Manager