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:
Includes case and contact investigation, field safety, field testing (e.g. phlebotomy), and using technology to advance innovative investigation approaches for vulnerable populations
Includes linkage to care or prophylaxis, client interview, contact elicitation, and referral to supportive services and other resources
Includes collaboration in linkage and re-engagement to care, and provider detailing
Includes network approaches, cluster investigation, enhanced data collection for emerging issues, and other emergency preparedness and response activities
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
|REGION 1||REGION 2||REGION 3||REGION 4|
|Health Research Inc/NYS Department of Health
|Health Care Education and Training Inc
|Denver Health and Hospital Authority
|The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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
- STD/HIV Disease Intervention Training Centers Funding Opportunityexternal icon – PS20-2003 STD/HIV Disease Intervention Training Centers Notice of Funding Opportunity can be accessed and downloaded from Grants.gov.
- DITC Informational Webinarppt icon – Slides from webinar held October 2, 2019 (Related Q&Apdf icon).
- Work Plan Template – Excel template for the one-year and five-year work plans that are required as part of the application to PS20-2003.