Capacity Building Assistance
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Capacity Building Assistance (NYC CBA) program works to empower organizations and increase health equity through:
- Culturally and linguistically appropriate information
- Technical assistance
NYC CBA services adhere to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 and the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) High-Impact Prevention approach to increasing the effectiveness of HIV prevention efforts. Our capacity building services are sustainable, holistic, analytical, relationship-based and personalized.
Our CBA services provide support in the areas of condom distribution, HIV testing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). We also assist Health Departments and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) with policy and protocol development.
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:
- Condom distribution as a structural intervention
- Data usage and community assessment
- Integrated planning and High Impact Prevention community planning
- HIV and stigma
- HIV community mobilization
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) sensitivity
- Linkage to care
- Peer navigation to care for people who are living with HIV or at high risk for HIV
- PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) program development and implementation
NYC CBA ALSO PROVIDES TRAINING ON THE FOLLOWING EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS:
- CONNECT – Helps couples living with or at risk for HIV or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to work together to solve shared concerns.
- Couples HIV Testing and Counseling – Helps couples to prepare a risk-reduction plan based on the HIV status of both partners.
- Healthy Relationships – Helps people living with HIV reduce health care behavior.
- Many Men, Many Voices – Helps black men who have sex with men reduce their risk for HIV and other STIs and get tested frequently.
- Personalized Cognitive Counseling – Helps HIV-negative men who have sex with men and who have had repeated HIV testing reduce high-risk sexual behavior.
Requesting CBA Services
CDC's CBA Request Information System (CRIS) is a web-based application that allows CDC-funded and Health Care organizations in a clinical setting to request capacity building assistance (CBA) such as trainings, technical assistance (TA), and information dissemination.
You must have a CRIS account to use CRIS to request CBA services. If you are a community based organizations or health department that receives direct funding from CDC but does not have a CRIS account, please contact NYC CBA.