Recruitment for the Fall/Winter 2022 Cohort has now closed. Future cohort information coming soon!
The Coaching for Enhanced Disease Intervention Skills (CEDIS) program supports skills building in interviewing, rapport-building, problem-solving, and cultural humility by matching experienced DIS to newer DIS for an 8-week coaching program. The program focuses on the “soft” skills essential for effective disease intervention work and is intended to supplement routine onboarding and training for new DIS. CEDIS is a cohort-based program. Recruitment for coaches and participants will take place throughout the year as new cohorts are announced.
All state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments are eligible and encouraged to nominate newer DIS to participate in the program. Newer DIS are those newer to their disease intervention role who have completed all or most of the onboarding and required training.
Experienced DIS working in health departments are encouraged to apply to be a coach. Experienced DIS have at least three years of current or prior frontline disease intervention work experience. CEDIS relies on experienced DIS interested in coaching newer DIS. It is also an important professional development opportunity to receive training on how to be an effective coach and to network with peers from across the country.
The Coaching for Enhanced Disease Intervention Skills (CEDIS) program matches experienced disease intervention staff, specifically Disease Intervention Specialists or DIS, to newer DIS for an 8-week coaching program. The program focuses on the “soft” skills essential for effective disease intervention work, specifically interviewing, rapport-building, problem-solving, and cultural humility.
How to Apply
JSI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) are pleased to announce the first CEDIS program cohort, to take place in Fall/Winter 2022. The application period has now closed.
CEDIS Program Schedule
Coach Orientation and Training Dates: Mark your Calendar!
If you are applying to be a coach, please mark your calendar with the following dates for orientation and training. Please note that dates and times are subject to change, if necessary, to accommodate scheduling conflicts.
CEDIS Program Webinars
Future cohort information will be added when available.