The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), in partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the National Coalition of STD Directors, and CDC’s Division of STD Prevention hosted a webinar on Monday, September 14th to provide an overview of the Disease intervention Specialists (DIS) Certification Project.
This CDC-funded project was developed to support the work of DIS by considering various certification model options as well as the administration and management of a national DIS certification program. At the end of this ongoing project, PHAB will deliver recommendations on establishing a national model of certification for DIS workers as well as recommended changes in the health department accreditation standards and measures aimed at strengthening the organizational capacity of health departments to support the work of the DIS in areas such as STD/STI, HIV, TB, Ebola and other communicable diseases; and Emergency Preparedness and Response.
DSTDP Evaluation Team members Marion Carter and Dayne Collins presented the “Report-Back and Update on the STD AAPPS Program Outcome Measures (POM)” Webinar on June 23. This two-part webinar included a presentation of findings from the March 2015 POM submissions, where presenters summarized statistics and comparisons across project areas and described plans for further dissemination. For the second part of the webinar, DSTDP staff outlined guidance and rationale for the upcoming August 2015 POM submission, including changes to existing POM as well as new POM.
The STD Treatment Guidelines were developed through a rigorous peer-review process to assist clinicians and healthcare providers in giving their patients the appropriate STD testing, treatment, and counseling messages. The 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines were released in June, and included updated testing, treatment, and diagnosis recommendations. Please join this webinar hosted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of STD Prevention and the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers to learn about these key changes.
Continuing education credits are available for this webinar. At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
- Discuss clinical significance of the STD prevention issue.
- Describe epidemiological trends related to the STD prevention issue.
- Identify key screening, treatment, and prevention recommendations for management of the STD prevention issue.
- Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of health care providers.
The CE credits offered are:
CME: 1.5 hours
CNE: 1.5 hours
CEU: 0.2 hours
CECH: 1.5 hours
CPE: 0.15 hours
CDC’s Division of STD Prevention will host a webinar every month to discuss issues of interest to STD AAPPS grantees and those in STD programs at local and state health department. Webinar registration information will be posted on this page.
STD AAPPS awardees submitted their first set of program outcome measures to DSTDP in September 2014, covering the first 6 months of the award. Since then, the measures and initial results have been under review and minor and major changes are being planned for those measures. In this webinar, CDC staff shared highlights from that data submission. CDC staff also described the proposed changes, the rationale for changes, and what will be requested for March 2015 and beyond. CDC staff described the administrative requirements related to support for clinical preventive services under STD AAPPS, which CDC will request for March.
- Page last reviewed: September 23, 2015
- Page last updated: September 23, 2015
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