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Resource and Training Centers

The NPIN Resource and Training Centers are located in Silver Spring, Maryland; on the CDC campus in Atlanta, Georgia; and at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Communication Programs in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Resources
  • Overview of Resource and Training Center Services
  • NPIN Resource and Training Center in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • NPIN Resource and Training Center on the CDC Campus in Atlanta, Georgia
  • NPIN Resource and Training Center at Johns Hopkins University
  • Policies
  • Information Available
  • NPIN Resource and Training Center Locations

    Resources 

    The centers offer HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB resources in a variety of formats suitable for a broad range of audiences. The collections include audiocassettes, brochures, books, directories, guides, manuals, journals, games, kits, CD-ROMs, newsletters, newspapers, posters, reports, slides, and videotapes. Also available to visitors are computers and video-viewing rooms.

    Overview of Resource and Training Center Services 

    When you visit the NPIN Resource and Training Centers you can:

    • Access a wide range of hard-to-find prevention education materials on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB
    • Conduct online searches of NPIN databases and Internet resources
    • Peruse the NPIN collections of health-related periodicals and reference materials
    • Acquire copies of CDC and NPIN publications
    • Participate in training sessions on accessing HIV/AIDS, STD and TB resources
    NPIN Resource and Training Center in Silver Spring, Maryland 

    The NPIN Resource and Training Center in Silver Spring, Maryland provides a wealth of information and resources on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB. The center identifies, collects, preserves, and makes available to health professionals and the public materials that support HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB prevention and education. Skilled librarians and information specialists provide personalized research support and help you locate the information you need. Individuals or small groups can schedule training sessions to learn how to access Internet resources, including the NPIN Web site and NPIN databases.

    NPIN Resource and Training Center on the CDC Campus in Atlanta, Georgia 

    The NPIN Resource and Training Center on the CDC campus in Atlanta cooperates with other CDC libraries to provide access to the more than 1,500 journals found in various CDC library collections. The center offers resources in a variety of media, including journals and newsletters; general and reference materials specific to HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB; and books, reports, and conference proceedings on topics related to HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB.

    NPIN Resource and Training Center at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs 

    Located across from the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, the NPIN Resource and Training Center at JHU, also known as the Media/Materials Clearinghouse, offers access to a large collection of international resources and other educational materials related to HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB. The centerís resources are culturally sensitive and available in a wide variety of languages.

    The center houses a collection of over 30,000 reproductive health communication materials produced worldwide. These materials cover the entire field of reproductive health, including family planning, maternal health, child health, and nutrition. The librarians specialize in international health resources and can assist you in researching any health topic on a worldwide scale. The facility also offers a large screening room and exhibit area. Staff can prepare an exhibit of materials tailored to your interests and conduct tours of the facility for groups of any size.

    Policies 

    The NPIN Resource and Training Centers would appreciate the following:

    • Appointments. Please call ahead for an appointment, so staff will be ready to assist you.
    • Sign in. All visitors are asked to sign in. The registration form provides staff with information they need to serve you better.
    • Borrowing and photocopying materials. Materials may be photocopied but not borrowed.
    • Handle with care. Many of the materials are irreplaceable originals. Please take extra care in reviewing resource items.
    Information Available 

    The NPIN Resource and Training Centers' collections contain materials that address a range of topics related to HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB including:

    • abstinence
    • adolescents
    • advocacy/activism
    • community-based programs
    • counseling and testing
    • discrimination
    • faith-based organizations
    • funding sources
    • gay/lesbian and bisexual issues
    • healthcare services
    • high-risk behaviors
    • HIV/AIDS
    • home care services
    • housing
    • international health
    • legislation
    • living with HIV
    • needle exchange programs
    • non-English language materials
    • patient management guidelines
    • people of color
    • policy issues
    • prevention guidelines
    • prevention research
    • program evaluation
    • public information programs
    • safer sex
    • sexually transmitted diseases
    • statistical information and trends
    • support groups
    • tuberculosis
    • women's health
    • workplace resources
    • youth
    NPIN Resource and Training Center Locations 

    To schedule a visit, please contact one of the NPIN Resource and Training Centers:

    NPIN Resource and Training Center in Silver Spring, Maryland

    Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST.

    • 1-800-458-5231
    • 1-301-562-1098 International
    • 1-888-282-7681 Fax
    • 1-301-562-1050 International Fax
    • 1-800-243-7012 TTY
    • 1-301-588-1589 International TTY

      NPIN Silver Spring Resource and Training Center
      8401 Colesville Road, Suite 200
      Silver Spring, MD 20910

    NPIN Resource and Training Center on the CDC Campus in Atlanta, Georgia

    Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST.

    • 1-404-982-0353
    • 1-404-982-0346 Fax

      NPIN Atlanta Resource and Training Center
      18 Executive Park, Suite 1804, MS E-21
      Atlanta, Georgia 30329

    NPIN Resource and Training Center at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

    Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST.

    • 1-410-659-6300
    • 1-410-659-6266 Fax
    • mmc@jhuccp.org E-Mail
    • http://www.jhuccp.org/mmc/mmc.stm Web Site

      NPIN Resource and Training Center at the JHU Center for Communication Programs
      111 Market Place, Suite 310
      Baltimore, MD 21202


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