Purpose: To demonstrate the development of the statewide IPS program including the creation of statewide guidelines and training, and describe the creation and dissemination of statewide guidelines for both IPS and online outreach developed to supplement the NCSD's National Guidelines for Internet-based STD and HIV Prevention.
Methods (instructional approach): The panelists will provide detailed information that follows the development of both a statewide IPS program that incorporates all regions of New York State and statewide Internet outreach guidelines. This workshop will demonstrate that barriers to the Internet and IPS can be broken down through collaboration and broad reaching protocols and guidelines. We will show that the Internet, as a research tool, can also enhance the quality of all partner services in general and partner notification in particular. Participants will be shown the steps that were taken to enhance partner services with the inclusion of the Internet and that the availability of statewide guidelines for Internet outreach are needed and considered a valuable resource to county and community partners.