UCSF has a long and successful history of delivering Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) to Community-based Organizations (CBO), going back to the beginning of the epidemic. We provide information dissemination services, training, and technical assistance (TA), including the facilitation of peer-to-peer learning. Our CBA providers are also experienced at helping CBOs use social media in their prevention efforts.
The purpose of our CBA project is to increase the capacity of the HIV prevention workforce at CBOs to optimize the planning, implementation, and maintenance of interventions and strategies for HIP. By doing so, UCSF will further the HIV prevention goals and objectives outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
Our Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) team includes expert CBA providers from UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE), and Alliance Health Project (AHP—formerly AIDS Health Project). Additionally, we collaborate with the Bridging Group.
We have the experience and expertise to provide HIP-related CBA services to CBOs to improve their capacity to conduct HIV testing, prevention with HIV-positive individuals, and prevention with high-risk HIV-negative individuals, especially:
- Gay/bisexual/and other men who have sex with men
- Transgender women
- Communities of color
- Incarcerated populations
- Injection drug users
While we can assist CBOs implementing and adapting a broad variety of evidence-based HIV prevention approaches, our team has specialized expertise on the following interventions and public health strategies:
- The Mpowerment Project (MP)
- Personalized Cognitive Counseling (PCC)
- Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC)
- Healthy Relationships (HR)
- Social Network Strategy for Counseling, Testing, and Referral (SNS)