It's that time of year to recognize the heroic work of Disease Intervention Specialists around the nation!
October 4, 2019
Why We Celebrate Disease Intervention Specialists
Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) are the backbone of state and local STD/HIV programs.
DIS serve the most critical role in the reporting and controlling of the spread of STDs, HIV, TB, and hepatitis.
DIS cover many miles in their attempt to ensure all patients who are infected, or have been exposed to an infection, are notified and treated.
It is important to celebrate those whose work often goes unrecognized.
DIS brave unsafe conditions, work weekends and nights, and respond to crises outside of STD/HIV prevention including pertussis, H1N1 influenza, e-coli, and other outbreaks.
DIS are public health heroes dedicated to serving their communities.
Time to Get Creative: Submit a DIS Slogan
If you are a DIS looking to get involved, get those creative juices flowing and submit a catchy DIS slogan. Your slogan will be displayed on various NCSD communication channels as well as giveaways at STD Engage 2019. Submit your slogan here.
Wear It Loud and Proud: Order Your DIS Recognition Swag
Take a picture with our DIS Photo Message Templates. Consider posting these to social media, sharing with NCSD, or sending around your department. Please send all pictures to Iman Karnabi, NCSD and we will highlight these on social media.
Present each DIS with a certificate. Use this template or create your own. Bonus points if you bring in the director of your health department to do the presentation honors.
Send out a press release or statement. You can use this easy-to-use template which would only take a few minutes to put together.