Capacity Building Assistance

We strengthen the HIV prevention workforce in the West region of the United States to end the HIV epidemic.

CAPTC provides technical assistance (TA) by assessing and responding to the strengths and needs of local, state, and national health agencies. We create tailored plans to build agencies’ capacity to best serve their diverse communities. We seek to address the root causes of health disparities fueling HIV/AIDS – like stigma, discrimination, transphobia, and structural racism. Our team facilitates opportunities for learners to work through their unconscious bias and internalized stigmas to create more equitable systems and provide more compassionate HIV care.

Our Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Program

CAPTC’s CBA program provides capacity building to health organizations in the West region of the United States. We are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the national Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. Our free (not for fee) CBA services and resources are available for CDC-funded health departments, CBOs, and their local partners seeking to optimally plan, integrate, implement, and sustain comprehensive HIV prevention programs and services. We provide a wide range of services tailored to staff and/or organizations’ specific needs:

  • Condom distribution
  • Data to care strategies (including pharmacy data to HIV care)
  • HIV/HCV transmission clusters and outbreak response
  • Integrated HIV prevention and care planning
  • Strategic communications around HIV prevention, treatment, and care
  • Partner services
  • Social determinants of health
  • Status neutral approaches
  • Syringe services programs

Technical assistance is structured around the four pillars of Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE): diagnose, treat, protect, and respond. The EHE initiative provides the hardest hit communities with the additional expertise, technology, and resources required to end the HIV epidemic.

High Impact Prevention with CAI

CAPTC partners with Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) to deliver High Impact Prevention (HIP) strategies training throughout the country. Funded by the CDC, HIP strategies are a set of evidence-based interventions and approaches for preventing HIV transmission and reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS. HIP strategies include an effective combination of biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions.

Called upon for our experience and expertise, we deliver high-quality training to build capacity and to support the implementation of HIP strategies. CAPTC staff facilitate evidence-based interventions and public health strategy sessions with health jurisdictions across the country.

Resources and Capacity Building Assistance

Explore these and other online learning opportunities from the rest of the CAPTC’s programs in our Online Learning database.

Training and Courses

Social Media Content Toolkit
Looking to post more engaging content and increase brand awareness online? Well, our Social Media Content Toolkit is for you and your team. Learn how a defined audience and a unique brand voice can help create new posts for social media.

Training and Courses

West Region Social Media Directory
Check out our social media directory to discover what HIV prevention programs in the West region are doing to promote HIV prevention online. Learn how you can link your program’s social media in the directory and request peer-to-peer TA.

Patient-Facing Resources and Fact Sheets

Monkeypox Frequently Asked Questions
Mpox Frequently Asked Questions Excellent FAQs and resources from Building Healthy Online Communities on the latest in mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) prevention, transmission, symptoms, and treatment. Updated regularly.

Training and Courses

Structural Interventions Institute
Recordings from a two-day institute aimed at improving knowledge of how structural interventions operate to address the environmental, social, and economic factors that influence individual risk and protective behaviors.

Clinical Tools and Guidelines

Community Engagement World Café
Community Engagement World Café When policies and programs designed to improve health outcomes are not driven by community interests, concerns, or needs, efforts remain disconnected from the people they intend to serve. Aunsha Hall-Everett engages participants in a deeper discussion about the various examples of community engagement strategies discussed by presenters and how they can […]

Training and Courses

The NYC Condom Availability Program: Structural Changes During a Pandemic
The NYC Condom Availability Program: Structural Changes During a Pandemic Jennifer Matsuki and Ilona Charkow highlight how the NYC Condom Availability Program (NYCAP) was able to meet the needs of the community with its condom distribution program during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session also highlights the importance of organizations being able to pivot service delivery […]

Training and Courses

The Modernization of HIV Laws in Nevada; Changing Legislature
The Modernization of HIV Laws in Nevada; Changing Legislature Andre Wade provides an overview of how the state of Nevada addressed a structural barrier to HIV prevention and care by modernizing its HIV duty to warn laws. HIV criminalization laws, a.k.a. duty to warn, were established across the nation in the early 1990’s as part […]

Training and Courses

Deconstructing Organizational Transphobia
Deconstructing Organizational Transphobia Zami Hyemingway explores the negative impact of transphobia on clients who identify as transgender or non-binary persons when they access HIV care and prevention, services. Improve your knowledge of organizational transphobia and the ways it is practiced and institutionalized. Explore structural strategies, which incorporate an intersectional approach for naming and combating transphobia […]

Training and Courses

Delivering Trauma Informed Care to Reduce Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations
Delivering Trauma Informed Care to Reduce Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations To examine trauma-informed care as a structural intervention, Shamere Mackenzie highlights the importance of supplying care and support services to vulnerable populations in a trauma-informed manner, further helping to promote healthy outcomes and increase client engagement in care and prevention services. Learn the principles […]

Training and Courses

Cultural Humility through Structural Changes, Institutional Accountability
Cultural Humility through Structural Changes, Institutional Accountability Creating change at an institutional level to promote cultural humility requires an assessment of barriers and structures that have created disparities in health outcomes for particular communities. Tim Vincent highlights an example of one health department’s approach which effectively integrated cultural humility by making structural changes in their […]

Training and Courses

Structural Interventions Institute: Community Engagement
Structural Interventions Institute: Community Engagement Community engagement is essential in developing and implementing structural interventions. Duran Rutledge briefly discusses the importance of gaining community buy-in for interventions, highlighting the “wisdom of crowds” perspective, and provides participants an opportunity to share experiences in engaging communities. Watch all recorded videos from our Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention and […]