Passport to Partner Services (Passport) was launched in April of 2013 by the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS and STD Prevention at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. This course was designed in collaboration with the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) Partner Services and Program Support Centers (Part III). The Passport course is based on “Recommendations for Partner Service Programs for HIV infection, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydial Infection” (MMWR Recommendations and Reports, October 31, 2008/Vol. 57/no. RR-9) and harmonizes training for Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) and other partner services providers previously trained in the traditional Introduction to STD Intervention (ISTDI) and HIV Partner Counseling and Referral Services (PCRS) courses. Passport replaces both ISTDI and PCRS as the essential training for partner service providers offered by CDC and the NNPTC.
The Passport course includes both web-based self-study modules and a traditional classroom component. The curriculum is divided into four tracks, differentiated by job functions.
Track A: directed towards medical and referring providers, providing an overview of partner services and support for referring patients to these services
Track B: geared primarily towards HIV partner service providers who conduct partner elicitation, notification, or referral.
Track C: for partner service providers who are responsible for partner elicitation, notification or referral primarily for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and/or HIV, but not syphilis case management.
Track D: is for partner service providers (especially DIS) that will be responsible for the full spectrum of partner services, including syphilis case management.
The Disease Intervention Services Training Centers (DISTC) will be offering national classroom based training, following completion of online modules. Training events can be found on the Training Events Calendar or the NNPTC National Training Calendar.
For additional information please contact the Disease Intervention Services Training Centers (DISTC).
The attached document contains descriptions for the Passport to Partner Services course tracks and registration procedures.
If you are interested in any of the following programs, please go to: www.learnpartnerservices.org
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