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:

  • 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.