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. They understand that effective contact tracing, counseling, case analysis, and community engagement are rooted in empathy and compassion with people.
What We Do
COVID-19 Virtual Trainings
NNDITC’s Learning Collaboratives for CI and CT
COVID-19 changes daily. We want to ensure new case investigators and contact tracers have all the skills they need to respond to this fast-changing pandemic. Our learning collaboratives take skills beyond the essentials, to build a skill set that is responsive to any situation.
NNDITC’s National COVID-19 Virtual Skills-Based Trainings
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. Interactive training is open to anyone engaged in case investigation and/or contact tracing work.
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.
New learning resources for DIS staff are in development and will be released soon! In the meantime, enjoy this selection of important trainings from CDC Train, a comprehensive catalog of public health training opportunities.