National Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) Recognition Day
October 5, 2018
DIS remain the backbone of public health in the United States. They wear many hats and take on many roles to protect people across the nation. Whether tackling STD prevention, tuberculosis outbreak response, HIV exposure notification, or emergency response – DIS bring a special set of skills and level of dedication matched by few in the field. We are honored for the opportunities to work alongside them and to call them our colleagues. Today, we honor you, DIS, and all that you do in the name of public health.
A Message to DIS from CDC
2018 DIS Day Letter [PDF – 143 KB] – from Dr. Mermin, NCHHSTP Director, and Dr. Bolan, STD Director
DIS in Action
Two Virginia Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) use their STD prevention skills to help halt an outbreak in Indiana.
Two stories of Kansas and Washington State public health programs going the extra mile to prevent and treat syphilis.
DIS success stories about HIV from Hawaii and Tennessee.
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