The Community Distribution Center is funded by DPH and is responsible for disseminating educational materials that provide a wide range of age appropriate and culturally specific health information. These materials are provided at no cost to individuals, schools, businesses, and community organizations in Connecticut. Available materials include booklets and posters (English and Spanish) on a variety of health topics. The center also distributes male and female condoms, dental dams and lubricant to organizations throughout the state.
New → Online Webstore Opens Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Starting May 3, 2016, we are pleased to introduce our new online store for the Community Distribution Center. This new site will require each user to register and set up an account for ordering.
NOTE: All users must register to place an order. Once registered, your account will be reviewed and you will be placed in a specific group based upon your organization. You will receive an email once your registration has been processed with a description of your approved group based upon DPH guidelines and what products you will have access to order.
Also, please pay special attention to the categories at the top of the web store page. We now have bulk ordering options for organizations that are approved to order by the case. Please use the tab labeled Bulk Prevention Supplies to order by the case. If you need to order less than 1,000 condoms, please use the Prevention Supplies tab and order the number of pieces you need for your organization.
How to Register:
- Click on the "Online Store" button in the left sidebar of this page
- Click on "Sign in" in the top, right corner
- Enter your email address and click "Create an account"
- Complete all required fields and click on "Register"
How to Place an Order:
- Items can be found using the menu categories or the search option
- Click on "Add to cart" to add items to your order
- Click on "Continue shopping" to add items, or "I confirm my order" to finish
- You will receive a confirmation email with your order details
We thank you for your patience during this time of transition. We know the new webstore will provide a more robust ordering experience for our users and we look forward to providing you with an improved ordering process.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tina Cormier, Community Distribution Center Manager, at 860-247-2437 x312. Thank you.
New → Condom Order Limits Beginning January 1, 2016
Due to overwhelming product demand, effective January 1, 2016, the following Condom Ordering Policy has been put in place by the CT Department of Public Health. You can review the program objective, goals and itemized policy for product limits by referencing the following document link: DPH Condom Ordering Policy 2016.
Approved HIV Prevention Funded Contractors
Maximum 5 cases (5,000 pieces) per month. NOTE: Only 2 cases can be from the ONE product line.
Agencies with Multiple Site Locations (per location)
Maximum 1 case (1,000 pieces) per month.
Non-DPH Funded Organizations
Maximum 2 cases (2,000 pieces) per month. NOTE: Only 1 case can be from the ONE product line.
Maximum of 500 pieces per month.
The ONE product line condoms are very popular and more expensive than traditional condoms. In order to keep condoms in adequate supply, fewer ONE condoms will be ordered and available for distribution. Please note that the maximum amount can still be ordered each month.
Organizations that distribute condoms should explore all options for acquiring safer sex materials. These options may include commercial channels. The Community Distribution Center is not intended to be the sole source of condoms in Connecticut, even for organizations whose focus is HIV and STI prevention. Instead, the Community Distribution Center should be seen as a complement to other resources.
NOTICE: There are no assurances that the itemized products will be in stock. The Community Distribution Center reserves the right to:
- Deny any order in whole or in part;
- Adjust the quantity of orders; and
- Substitute items.
New → 8 Brochures Added to Resource Catalog
|ETR-310||9 Sexually Responsible Behaviors|
|ETR-R891||Domestic Violence (Spanish)|
|ETR-051||HIV & STD Prevention After 50|
|ETR-630||Is PrEP for You? Using PrEP to Prevent HIV|
|ETR-631||Is PrEP for You? Using PrEP to Prevent HIV (Spanish)|
|ETR-200||Male Self-Exam (Spanish)|
|ETR-R017||Men's Health: What's Normal, What's Not|
New → "LGBTQ Pride" Rainbow Condom Kits
The Community Distribution Center is excited to offer "LGBTQ Pride" Rainbow Condom Kits for our HIV Contractors. These Condom Kit covers feature printed instructions on how to use a condom as well as a QR code you can scan with a mobile device to view free online condom use videos. We have also inserted one condom per kit for quick and easy distribution. Condom kits can be ordered in packages of 25 with a maximum of 4 packages per order. We are currently taking orders online via the Condom Order Form. If you have any questions, contact Tina Cormier at 860-247-2437 x312.
New → PrEP Action Kits for Health Care Providers
The State of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health is aligning with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2020. The new federal guidelines for health care providers recommend that PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at substantial risk for HIV infection. The PrEP Action Kit for Healthcare Providers is now available and includes clinical resources for your practice and educational materials for your patients. You can order the kits by filling out an online Print Order Form. Please use the Resource Catalog as a reference when placing your order. Larger health care providers can order up to 5 kits. Community Based Organizations (CBOs) can order 1 kit. If you have any questions about the kits, please contact Tina Cormier at 860-247-2437 x312 or email@example.com.
New → "Yes Means Yes" Condom Kits
The Community Distribution Center is excited to offer "Yes Means Yes" Condom Kits for our HIV Contractors. These Condom Kit covers feature printed instructions on how to use a condom as well as a QR code you can scan with a mobile device to view free online condom use videos. We have also inserted one condom per kit for quick and easy distribution. Condom kits can be ordered in packages of 25 with a maximum of 4 packages per order. We are currently taking orders online via the Condom Order Form. If you have any questions, contact Tina Cormier at 860-247-2437 x312.