Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Provider Network Regional Technical Assistance - Northeast

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Capacity Building Assistance (NYC CBA) program works to strengthen the capacity and improve the performance of the nation’s HIV workforce through technical assistance in the Northeast region. This includes: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.

  • 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.


  • 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



  • CONNECTHIP– CONNECT HIP is a new version of the previous CONNECT intervention. Updated to include HIP strategies and is targeted to heterosexual, men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender couples. CONNECT HIP is a 3-session, relationship-based intervention for Heterosexual, MSM, and transgender couples with their main sex and/or drug using partners.
  • 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.