STD Community Interventions Program (SCIP)
The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Community Interventions Program (SCIP) was established in 2000 to increase the capacity of local providers to raise awareness and promote the prevention of chlamydia trachomatis (CT) among youth ages 12 to 29 who suffer the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases. SCIP replaced the Chlamydia Awareness and Prevention program (CAPP).
SCIP establishes or enhances partnerships with non-clinical, youth-serving, community-based programs, government and non-government family planning programs and schools.
What We Do
SCIP focuses on the skills and techniques of planning and conducting appropriate Chlamydia/STD primary prevention activities.

  • SCIP promotes and implements STD prevention within the larger context of sexual and reproductive health.
  • We promote staff cross-training, for example, providing STD/pregnancy prevention training to alcohol and drug prevention programs.
  • SCIP encourages integration of community health education "Best Practices" into all components of STD prevention and control efforts.
SCIP Goals
The long-term goal is to enhance our capacity to conduct primary prevention of STDs, and to establish community "ownership" of STD prevention as part of an enduring, sustainable effort integrated into a multitude of agencies and programs throughout each local health jurisdiction.
We have the opportunity to establish Best Practices across a broad range of agencies in local jurisdictions.

Best Practices
Best Practices refers to the standard set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In community health education, Best Practices include: high standards of systematic programming techniques; community assessment and networking; behavioral assessments; writing objectives and conducting evaluations; developing science-based behavioral interventions, etc.
SCIP Resources
SCIP program staff work with the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center to deliver localized training courses and provide follow up technical assistance as needed.
SCIP Regional Health Educators are available for consultation and to give technical assistance to state and local staff who are interested in applying community health education techniques to community-based screening and treatment activities.
For more information about SCIP or to inquire about consultation, training, or technical assistance, please contact:

Cara S. Drake, MPH
Sr. Health Education Specialist
Solano County Health & Social Services Department
Public Health Division, Health Promotion & Community Wellness Bureau
275 Beck Avenue 
Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 784-8063
Fax: (707) 421-6618
E-mail: Cara Drake
STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

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