We train the disease intervention workforce to support individuals with communicable infections and those that may be at risk of infection.
What We Do
We create innovative curricula and online training modules for disease intervention professionals so that they can effectively conduct contact tracing, partner services, and emergency response. Our team has traditionally provided capacity building around DIS skills focused on HIV/STIs as part of the National Network of Disease Intervention Training Centers (NNDITC). We are currently leading large-scale efforts to build capacity for COVID-19 disease intervention. Past projects have addressed other communicable infections such as tuberculosis.
Who We Are
Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) work in health departments, community health centers, and other similar locations to perform contact tracing, partner services, and emergency response. At the heart of this work is building trust, developing rapport, and providing support to the public. Our staff has decades of experience as contact tracers and outreach workers. We understand that effective contact tracing, counseling, case analysis, and community engagement are rooted in empathy and compassion.
National Virtual Trainings
Enjoy this selection of trainings from CDC Train. You can also check out these and other online learning opportunities from the rest of the CAPTC’s programs on our Online Learning page
Many clients in prevention and care settings would like to tell others of their status regarding HIV/STI or other health conditions
CDC Train’s Introduction to Public Health Detailing course educates and informs DIS on how to perform comprehensive, high-quality public health detailing to medical and healthcare professionals.
CDC Train’s Introduction to Telephone Interviewing for DIS course will introduce partner services providers (i.e., DIS) to the basic principles and best practices for conducting telephone interviews
CDC Train’s Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care for DIS 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.
CDC Train’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to provide inclusive and affirming services to your patients.
This video provides an example of a mock partner services interview with a syphilis client. HIV prevention is also addressed extensively during the interview.
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.
CDC Train’s Integrating PrEP into Partner Services 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.
Accesso a entrenamientos de COVID-19 en español de la plataforma CDC Train.
CDC Train’s Introduction to Field Safety for DIS module will introduce partner services providers (i.e., DIS) to the basic principles and best practices for safely conducting field visits.