The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC), a program of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, proposes to implement a Regional Instructor-led Training Center (Track C).
The purpose of the Track C regional training center is to strengthen the capacity of local and state health departments (HDs) to conduct STD/HIV intervention services and transform existing training content to reflect the current JTA core competencies and changing role of DIS to support DIS certification efforts. These efforts will standardize existing and develop new skills to meaningfully and effectively engage DIS and facilitate cross-jurisdictional responses to help reduce STD and HIV incidence. They will also increase the capacity of health departments to conduct effective STD/HIV intervention tasks performed by DIS.
Intended outcomes include the successful implementation of the DITC Track C program will result in the following short-term outcomes – Increased CDC-approved trainings available in e-learning, in-person or blended learning formats, and increased knowledge and skills of DIS staff and supervisors; and the following intermediate outcomes: increased capacity of HDs to conduct effective DIS STD/HIV intervention services.
In order to achieve the above outcomes, we will 1) implement the DIS instructor-led, skills-based training program, developed by Track B, and aligned with the core competencies outlined in the DIS Certification JTA, and 2) assess DIS knowledge and skill gaps to meet emerging needs aligned with the DIS JTA.
Our successful twenty-five-year history of delivering training and technical assistance activities for STD/HIV and community and public health professionals, along with our evaluation and CQI experience make us ideal candidates to deliver fundamental, specialty, and supervisory courses for DIS to respectfully engage those most affected by STD/HIV, TB and other communicable diseases. Due to page limitations and per CDC recommendations, we have provided links throughout our application which provides specific examples of required elements for reviewers. We look forward to supporting DIS certification efforts and continuing our work in this important area.