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Online modules related to DIS services can be accessed anytime by visiting this website and selecting tracks A-D. Please note this is for accessing online modules only.

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Audience: Veteran Partner Services Providers wanting refresher training, or those interested primarily in the Disease Concepts content (formerly known as CDC’s Employee Development Guide (EDG))

To Register: Register as a new user at, and select the Browse option.


STD Update

Flyer to come soon with presentation and sign up information

Where: Hotel 43

Time: 8am-5pm

Cost: $100 registration fee - lunch onsite

Passport to Partner Services will take place in Twin Falls, Idaho, September 16-18, 2015. DIS, clinical, CBO and epidemiology staff are welcome to attend.

Cost: $0

Contact: Diana Gardner @




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HPV Vaccine Provider Education Course Now Available

WithinReach, in partnership with Cardea and the Washington State Department of Health, has released a continuing education course, You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention. This free, hour-long HPV vaccine provider education course is designed for physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and other staff who work with children, adolescents and their parents in primary care settings. This course helps providers frame the HPV vaccine conversation, encourages providers to make a strong vaccination recommendation and offers responses for the most common questions asked by parents.

The recording of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “HPV Vaccine Recommendation Update” webinar presented by Dr. Lauri Markowitz is now available on CDC’s YouTube Channel at Adobe Acrobat is needed to open this file.

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Putting the QFP into Practice Series:

STD Services in the Family Planning Setting-

Assessment, Counseling and Education

Thursday, August 6th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time




The QFP advises family planning providers to consider the need for STD services for all clients, including those without an STD-related "reason for the visit." How do you assess a particular client's need for STD services? How do you then use what you've learned from the assessment to inform your counseling and education approach? 

This fourth session of the Putting the QFP into Practice Series outlines the steps for conducting a comprehensive sexual health assessment, along with strategies for providing quality client-centered counseling and education to help clients reduce their risk for STDs. The webinar will include case study demonstrations of assessment, counseling and education approaches and skills.


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HIV and Behavioral Health: What Providers Need to Know

Presented by The Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center.

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 Time: 12:15pm (EST) to 1:00pm (EST)



Mental health and substance use disorders are associated with poor health outcomes for people living with HIV and can accelerate the progression of HIV disease, increase the risk for other diseases, and shorten lifespan. People living with HIV are also more likely to experience mental health problems. For people not infected with HIV, mental health and substance use disorders are linked to behaviors that increase risk for HIV infection. Providers in any health or human service setting have an opportunity to improve patients’ health outcomes by advancing the way in which they address the interconnectedness of HIV and behavioral health.


After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

• Discuss common behavioral health issues experienced by people living with HIV;

• Describe HIV risk factors for people with mental health and substance use disorders; and

• Identify strategies to address behavioral health and HIV with patients (HIV- and HIV+) in multiple care settings.

PARTICIPANTS: This webinar is designed for health care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses, counselors, social workers, case managers, and other staff who interact with patients, who work in multiple types of settings including primary care, geriatric care, maternal and child health care, STD/HIV & reproductive health care, mental health, addictions, health departments, hospitals, health centers, schools, and community health settings.

Douglas Lowy is acting director of the National Cancer Institute and Chief of the intramural Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in the Center for Cancer Research at the NCI.  He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, and trained in internal medicine at Stanford University and dermatology at Yale University.  His research includes papillomaviruses and the regulation of normal and neoplastic growth.  The papillomavirus research is carried out in close collaboration with John Schiller, with whom he has co-authored more than 100 papers over the past 25 years. 


In the 1980s, he studied the genetic organization of papillomaviruses and identified the oncogenes encoded by the virus.  More recently, he has worked on papillomavirus vaccines and the papillomavirus life cycle.  His laboratory was involved in the initial development, characterization, and clinical testing of the preventive virus-like particle-based HPV vaccines that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and many other countries.  It is for this body of work that Dr. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller, a Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, received the 2007 Federal Employee of the Year Award from the Partnership for Public Service, the 2007 Dorothy P. Landon-American Association for Cancer Research Prize for Translational Cancer Research, the Sabin Gold Medal in 2011, and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama in 2014.  Dr. Lowy also received the 2007 Medal of Honor for basic research from the American Cancer Society. 


He is listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the most highly cited authors in microbiology, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the NAS. cid:image001.jpg@01D0BA6F.D0892750



Update on the 2015 CDC STD

Treatment Guidelines – Webinar 



The CDC 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 include updated testing, treatment, and diagnosis recommendations. Please join this free webinar hosted by the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center to learn about these key changes.



August 5, 2015

11:00am – 12:30pm PACIFIC TIME

Cost: FREE, pre-registration required



  • Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH (Medical Director, UW STD Prevention Training Center; Professor of Medicine, Div of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington)



  • Julie Dombrowski, MD, MPH (Deputy Director for Clinical Services, Public Health Seattle & King County HIV/STD Program)
  • Christine Johnston, MD (Assistant Professor, Div of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington)
  • Hillary Liss, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics-Gynecology, University of Washington)

Pre-enrollment by August 4th is required.

Please visit for online registration! provides distance learning programs for front line workers in Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and clinics. The program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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