Disease Intervention Training Centers


Disease Intervention Training Centers (DITCs) serve to strengthen the capacity of local and state health departments to conduct STD/HIV intervention services. DITCs develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain training for core public health staff, notably disease intervention specialists (DIS). Disease intervention training covers the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to conduct STD and HIV intervention services efficiently and effectively. These skills include, but are not limited to:

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Public health investigation

Includes case and contact investigation, field safety, field testing (e.g. phlebotomy), and using technology to advance innovative investigation approaches for vulnerable populations

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Client (case or contact) engagement and case management

Includes linkage to care or prophylaxis, client interview, contact elicitation, and referral to supportive services and other resources

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Provider and health care system engagement

Includes collaboration in linkage and re-engagement to care, and provider detailing

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Outbreak detection and response

Includes network approaches, cluster investigation, enhanced data collection for emerging issues, and other emergency preparedness and response activities

The DITCs offer both online and instructor-led courses for staff and supervisors conducting STD and HIV intervention services.

For additional information on training and to see what courses the DITCs are offering, visit our our STD Prevention Courses page.

Current DITCs

In 2020, CDC awarded funding for a new five-year cooperative agreement for Disease Intervention Training Centers (CDC-RFA-PS20-2003). Funding supports a network of curriculum development and training centers based on three areas: a national online curriculum development and training center, a national instructor-led curriculum development center, and regional instructor-led skills-based training centers.

Current award recipients for CDC-RFA-PS20-2003 based on the three areas are:

  • National Online Curriculum Development and Training Center: National Coalition of STD Directors, Washington, DC
  • National Instructor-led Curriculum Development Center: Regents of the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Four Regional Instructor-led Skills-based Training Centers:
    • Health Research Inc/NYS Department of Health, Albany, NY (Region 1)
    • Health Care Education and Training Inc., Indianapolis, IN (Region 2)
    • Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, CO (Region 3)
    • Regents of the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (Region 4)

Regional Areas for Instructor-led Skills-based Training Centers

DITC NOFO Recipients
Health Research Inc/NYS Department of Health
Albany, NY
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
    • New York City
  • Pennsylvania
    • Philadelphia
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington, DC
Health Care Education and Training Inc
Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
    • Chicago
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Denver, CO
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
    • Los Angeles
    • San Francisco
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Award Recipient Resources

This section contains cooperative agreement management and administration resources for recipients of PS20-2003 STD/HIV Disease Intervention Training Centers. As this cooperative agreement runs from 2020-2024, resources will be updated as applicable.

Grants Management Resources

  • Life Cycle of CDC Grants – Overview of the Grants Life Cycle’s three major stages: pre-award, award, and post-award.
  • Budget Prep Guidelinespdf icon – This document provides guidance for the preparation of a budget request and examples to help with the process. Adherence to this guidance will facilitate timely review and approval of a budget request.
  • CDC Grant Reporting – Overview of required recipient reports (progress reports, federal financial reports, and federal cash transaction reports).
  • Grant Solutions for Recipients – Grant Solutions is a grants management service that provides many tools for grant-related tasks.

DITCs Application and Work Plan Resources

Additional Resources

Funding Opportunity Announcement: STD/HIV Disease Intervention Services Training Centers (DISTC) CDC-RFA-PS14-1408