STD Prevention Courses
A replacement course for CDC's Passport to Partner Services is in development. The replacement course, Principles, Practices, and Pathways to Disease Intervention (3PDI), is anticipated to be available summer 2023.
CDC TRAIN Courses
CDC TRAIN is a free service providing access to more than 1,000 courses developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs, grantees, and other funded partners.
Spotlight Training Plans for Disease Intervention Skills
- DIS Fundamentals Training Plan (Course ID 4401) – The training plan focuses on fundamental disease intervention skills for new Disease Intervention Specialists and/or those conducting partner services activities. The plan consists of 29 online modules.
- Disease Intervention Training Plan with Outbreak Response (Course ID 5110) – This training plan includes the fundamental disease intervention skills from the DIS Fundamental Training Plan as well as additional modules specific to outbreak response.
Coaching for Enhanced Disease Intervention Skills (CEDIS)
CEDIS is a skills-building program that pairs experienced disease intervention staff with newer disease intervention specialists (DIS). The 8-week coaching program includes virtual one-on-one sessions where participants enhance core DIS skills such as interviewing, rapport-building, and cultural humility. CEDIS is an initiative funded through the American Rescue Plan Act in collaboration with the National Network of Public Health Institutes. Apply to be a CEDIS coach or participant today.
National Network of Disease Intervention Training Centers
The National Network of Disease Intervention Training Centers (NNDITC) supports the community of disease intervention professionals and offers a wide range of knowledge and skill-building training courses and learning collaboratives.
National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers
The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (PTCs) is a CDC-funded group of regional centers created in partnership with health departments and universities. The PTCs are dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. The National Network provides health professionals with a spectrum of state-of-the-art educational opportunities, including experiential learning with an emphasis on prevention.
The STD Clinical Prevention Training Center provides regional coverage areas and contact information for each PTC. View the PTC website for upcoming courses and trainings.
National STD Curriculum
The National STD Curriculum is a free educational website from the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This online modular learning experience addresses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of STDs. It is continuously updated and integrates the most recent STI Treatment Guidelines.
Free CME/CNE available. Free CME credit and CNE/CE contact hours are offered throughout this site. Pharmacology CE for advanced practice nurses is also available for many activities.
Revised Passport to Partner Services Course: Principles, Practices, and Pathways to Disease Intervention (3PDI)
The Disease Intervention Training Centers are developing a replacement course for CDC’s Passport to Partner Services. The replacement course, Principles, Practices, and Pathways to Disease Intervention (3PDI), is anticipated to be available summer 2023. In the interim, the DIS Fundamentals Training Plan (Course ID 4401) and the Disease Intervention Training Plan with Outbreak Response (Course ID 5110) are available on CDC TRAIN. These plans focus on fundamental disease intervention skills and conducting partner services activities for disease intervention specialist training.
For tailored training intended to meet specific needs of STD Programs or as part of local conferences and meetings, contact your area’s National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Center.