CAPACITY BUILDING ASSISTANCE

CAPACITY BUILDING ASSISTANCE (CBA)

As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) is both the art and science of imparting knowledge, skills, and technology that motivate individual abilities and organizational systems (including community) towards improving and sustaining effective and efficient HIV prevention.

The CBA Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has 4 goals:

  1. To improve the capacity of community based organizations (CBO) by strengthening the organizational infrastructures that support delivery of effective HIV prevention interventions and strategies, and monitoring and evaluation of these HIV prevention services for high-risk and/or racial/ethnic minority populations.
  2. To improve the capacity of individuals, groups, organizations, and other community stakeholders by strengthening their access to and utilization of HIV prevention services for high-risk and/or racial/ethnic minority individuals of unknown HIV serostatus, e.g., MSM, IDU, Transgender, People living with HIV/AIDS.
  3. To improve the capacity of health departments by strengthening the organizational infrastructures that support delivery of effective HIV prevention interventions and strategies, implementation of community planning, and monitoring and evaluation of these HIV prevention services for high-risk and/or racial/ethnic minority populations.
  4. To improve consumer access to and utilization of CBA services by strengthening the quality and delivery of CBA services for HIV prevention among high-risk and/or racial/ethnic minority populations.

AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) currently has a CBA program:

  • Shared Action�HDprovides CBA services to Health Departments across the United States on Monitoring and Evaluation and DEBIs and Public Health Strategies.