STD/HIV Disease Intervention Training Centers (DITC)

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

CDC announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funds for Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO) PS20-2003: STD/HIV Disease Intervention Training Centers (DITC) to strengthen capacity of local/state health departments to conduct STD/HIV intervention services. The goal is to transform Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) training through expanded training content, consistent with the DIS Certification Job Task Analysis (JTA) core competencies, and enhanced knowledge to support the changing role of DIS and National DIS Certification. Training will standardize skill sets to facilitate cross-jurisdictional response, achieve staff proficiency with effective interventions, and contribute to reducing STD/HIV incidence. Recipients will constitute a network of curriculum development and training centers, charged with collaborative implementation of a nationally standardized training program, for local and state health jurisdictions, throughout the United States. Available funding is categorized in three areas of focus: 1) national online knowledge-based curriculum development; 2) national instructor-led skills-based curriculum development; and 3) regional instructor-led skills-based training. Recipients’ performance will be measured by increased CDC-approved trainings available in multiple formats; increased knowledge and skills of DIS and supervisors; and increased capacity to conduct effective client-level STD/HIV disease intervention tasks performed by DIS. 

The purpose of this NOFO is to strengthen the capacity of local and state health departments to conduct STD/HIV intervention services. The intent is to transform DIS training by expanding training content consistent with the DIS JTA core competencies and enhancing knowledge to support the changing role of DIS and DIS Certification. Training will standardize skill sets to facilitate cross-jurisdictional response, achieve staff proficiency to implement effective public health interventions, and contribute to the reduction of STD and HIV incidence.

Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent: Sep. 30, 2019
  • Applications: Nov. 26, 2019

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  • Track A: National Online Curricula Development and Training Center
  • Track B: National Instructor-led Curricula Development Center
  • Track C: Regional Instructor-led Training Centers

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Curriculum Development
Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 26, 2019