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
  • Trainings
  • 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
  • ARTAS
  • 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.