Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) serve as a cornerstone of the STD field by playing a critical role in reporting and controlling the spread of STDs on the ground. The role of DIS in local and state health departments is ever evolving as STD rates continue to rise and innovative ways of conducting partner notification services and using technology emerge in the field. NCSD strives to be the lead organization concerning technical assistance for DIS.
NCSD offers a variety of technical assistance for DIS and health departments in topic areas such as:
- Partner services
- The use of technology in contact tracing
- Sample DIS job descriptions
- Communication and promotional materials concerning the work of DIS
NIPS Quarterly Webinar, June 2021
CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, Using Technology to Advance STI Prevention (UTASP) Group, and the National Coalition of STD Directors are partnering to host the National Internet Partner Services (NIPS) Workgroup quarterly calls for technology-based partner services.
Using Informatics to Improve Connections Between People and Systems
On August 3, 2021, NCSD and CDC-Division of STD Prevention hosted a webinar about how technology can facilitate communication to promote partner services and contact tracing
DIS Recognition Day
Every October, DIS Recognition Day is a time to celebrate all that DIS do in the field of STD prevention. NCSD is committed to releasing materials on the importance of DIS Recognition Day and how health departments and other agencies around the country can celebrate the heroic work of DIS.