Another important method of training includes peer-to-peer sharing. The National Internet Partner Services (NIPS) Workgroup hosts quarterly calls open to DIS, managers, and others interested in hearing more. These calls provide peer-to-peer support and information sharing on the use of technology for partner services through case studies, presentations, overviews of specific websites, and new social technology tools and discussions.

Technical Assistance Provider Contact information
CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, Using Technology to Advance STI/HIV Prevention (UTASP) Group:

Members of the UTASP Group have extensive knowledge and experience working with health departments on developing, implementing, and evaluating IPS programs. They can provide technical assistance and trainings.

They also facilitate quarterly conference call discussions with DIS staff across the nation about IPS-related topics.


Requests for technical assistance can be directed to the UTASP Technical Assistance Manager, Frank Strona (fhs3@cdc.gov). We recommend you also cc: etools@cdc.gov.


For more information on the National Internet Partner Services (NIPS) quarterly conference calls, please email etools@cdc.gov.

To subscribe to the NIPS List-serv:

Please send an email from the account you wish to use to List@cdc.gov. Include the following information in the body of the email using this format: “SUBSCRIBE [listname] [your firstname] [your last name]”:


For more information on the NIPS calls, technical assistance, or questions, contact Rachel Kachur (rlk4@cdc.gov; 404-639-2387) or Frank Strona (fhs3@cdc.gov; 415-355-2016).

CDC’s Division of HIV Prevention, Capacity Building Branch: The Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Tracking System (CTS) is a web-based application that allows CDC-funded organizations to request technical assistance.


Organizations not funded directly by CDC can ask the health departments in their jurisdictions to submit a technical assistance request on their behalf.


Health department listings:  https://wwwn.cdc.gov/Cris2009/pages/main/hdexternalinfo.aspx



The National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) offers courses related to IPS. http://nnptc.org/partner-services-ptcs/external icon