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
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:
- 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.
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.