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
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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…

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…

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…

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…