Due to COVID-19, all DIS training efforts have been redirected to contact tracing. All training currently available is online and self-paced.
DIS Foundational and Supervisor virtual instructor-led trainings are under development and this page will be updated as these options become available.
COVID-19 Virtual Training Academy
This program capitalizes on UCSF’s experience in rapidly mobilizing resources to develop a robust epidemiological surveillance and outbreak response effort. The Virtual Training Academy (VTA) rapidly and effectively trains staff to support public health systems throughout California as they mobilize to address COVID-19. Training is open to employees of state, local, and Tribal Nation health departments.
NNDITC's National COVID-19 Virtual Skills-Based Training
Rapidly and effectively train staff to support public health systems throughout the United States as they mobilize to address COVID-19. This program capitalizes on the experience of the NNDITC member regional training centers in rapidly mobilizing resources to develop a robust outbreak response effort. Training is open to employees of state, local, and Tribal Nation health departments.
COVID-19 Trainings in Spanish
Access CDC Train’s web-based COVID-19 trainings in Spanish.
Integrating PrEP into Partner Services
This course is designed to give Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) the tools they need to offer HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to their clients by reviewing what PrEP is, how it differs from post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and how to assess whether a patient is eligible.
CDC Train’s Passport to Partner Services online modules are for providers who conduct all aspects of Partner Services (PS), and they are designed for PS professionals of all experience levels.
STD/HIV Partner Services Interview Demonstration
This video provides an example of a mock partner services interview with a syphilis client. HIV prevention is also addressed extensively during the interview.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide inclusive and affirming services to your patients.
Introduction to Trauma Informed Care for DIS
This course is designed to introduce Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) to the principles and strategies of trauma-informed care, so they are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to support clients who have experienced trauma.
Introduction to Telephone Interviewing for DIS
This module will introduce partner services providers (i.e., DIS) to the basic principles and best practices for conducting telephone interviews
Introduction to Public Health Detailing
This course is designed to educate and inform DIS on how to perform comprehensive, high-quality public health detailing to medical and healthcare professionals.
Introduction to Field Safety for DIS
This module will introduce partner services providers (i.e., DIS) to the basic principles and best practices for safely conducting field visits.