Capacity Building Assistance
About Our Work
We assess the strengths and needs of, and create tailored plans, for local, state, and national health agencies to build their capacity and best serve their diverse communities.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the national Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Program, we provide capacity building to health organizations in the Western United States in the areas of HIV/HCV transmission clusters and outbreaks, social determinants of health, integrated HIV prevention and care planning, syringe services, structural condom interventions, and strategic communications around HIV prevention, treatment, and care.
Who We Are
We seek to address the root causes of health disparities fueling HIV/AIDS – like stigma, discrimination, transphobia, and structural racism. In order to create more equitable systems, health care leaders must reflect on their own beliefs and those of our society. With the utmost care, our team designs spaces for healthcare workers to do just that, alongside their colleagues, so they can in turn provide more compassionate HIV care.
We are also funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – Office of AIDS and STD Control Branch to provide training and technical assistance for statewide DIS, HIV navigators, and other HIV/STD prevention staff to build and enhance capacity for working in California health jurisdictions. Focusing on current or emerging topics, we facilitate discussion and sharing of best practices from a local and national perspective.
We partner with Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) to deliver High Impact Prevention (HIP) strategies training throughout the country. Valued for our experience and expertise, we work collaboratively to deliver high-quality training to build capacity and support implementation of HIP strategies.
What We Offer
Social Determinants of Health
The context in which people live, work, and play shapes their overall health and wellbeing. This course reviews the basics of the social determinants of health and describes why these factors must be considered to effectively end the HIV epidemic.
EHE Learning Collaborative
The EHE learning collaborative is a workforce development space for West Region EHE Phase I jurisdictions and their partners to collaborate on community engagement. Invite-only.
Our Areas of Expertise
Due to COVID-19, we are currently conducting our capacity building virtually. The following descriptions highlight our areas of expertise, and the types of capacity building that we offer to health jurisdictions in the Western Region.