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Mission, Vision & Philosophy

At the California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) our mission is to build the capacity of health care professionals working in HIV, STI, and sexual and reproductive health to deliver high-quality, respectful, and inclusive services. We are a capacity-building organization that offers tools and strategies to support health care providers and organizations in functioning efficiently and sustainably.

Since our inception in 1989, we’ve provided capacity-building services – as in-person and virtual training, technical assistance, evaluation support, and communication strategy – to thousands of healthcare providers around the globe.

Our capacity-building services seek to eradicate negative health outcomes by addressing the structural barriers to sexual health care that communities of color, trans* folks, the unhoused, and other underrepresented communities face.

We have cultivated deep partnerships with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), various nonprofits, and others, to comprehensively address the toughest sexual health issues of our time. It’s our privilege to support organizations like yours to promote radically inclusive and transformative sexual health care.

Our Mission

To build the capacity of health care professionals working in HIV, STIs, sexual and reproductive health, and emerging public health needs to deliver high-quality, respectful, and inclusive services.

Our Vision

We envision an environment where health equity exists for all.

Our Philosophy

We use various strategies and tools—trainings, technical assistance, communication strategy, and more—to help organizations create sustainable, strong, and effective structures that support them in realizing their mission.

Our capacity-building services aim to promote human connection and transform healthcare. In that vein, we create learning environments for providers in which they feel safe to reflect on their own beliefs and broader social norms. We promote an ethic of compassion, empathy, and humility. We tackle the toughest public health challenges like implicit bias, medical mistrust, and racism.

While we have deep expertise, we know that you’re the expert in what your communities need. We’ll work beside you to create innovative solutions to the challenges you’re facing.