Capacity Building Assistance

UCSF has a long and successful history of delivering Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) to Community-based Organizations (CBO), going back to the beginning of the epidemic. We provide information dissemination services, training, and technical assistance (TA), including the facilitation of peer-to-peer learning. Our CBA providers are also experienced at helping CBOs use social media in their prevention efforts. The purpose of our CBA project is to increase the capacity of the HIV prevention workforce at CBOs to optimize the planning, implementation, and maintenance of interventions and strategies for HIP. By doing so, UCSF will further the HIV prevention goals and objectives outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Our Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) team includes expert CBA providers from UCSF’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE), and Alliance Health Project (AHP—formerly AIDS Health Project). Additionally, we collaborate with the Bridging Group. We have the experience and expertise to provide HIP-related CBA services to CBOs to improve their capacity to conduct HIV testing, prevention with HIV-positive individuals, and prevention with high-risk HIV-negative individuals, especially:

  • Gay/bisexual/and other men who have sex with men
  • Transgender women
  • Communities of color
  • Incarcerated populations
  • Injection drug users

While we can assist CBOs implementing and adapting a broad variety of evidence-based HIV prevention approaches, our team has specialized expertise on the following interventions and public health strategies:

Sample TA Materials

AHP PrEP Navigation Protocols

Coding for Preventive Services: A Guide for HIV Providers

HIV Prevention for the Transgender Community Webinar Slides

HIV Prevention Strategies for Black and Latino MSM (AHP CRIS Request Product)

HIV Prevention Strategies for Heterosexual Black/African American Men and Women (AHP CRIS Request Product)

Linkage to Care Webinar Slide Deck

Mpowerment Project: Core Group Best Practices

Mpowerment Project: Fighting Stigma

National Transgender HIV Testing Day Best Practices Webinar Slides

National Transgender HIV Testing Day Effective Recruitment Strategies Slides

National Transgender HIV Testing Day Effective Retention in Care Strategy Slides

PCC2.0 Implementation Manual

PrEP 101 for CBOs Webinar Slides

PrEP and nPEP: The Basics for CBOs

Sustaining HIV CBOs Post-Health Care Reform: A Resource Guide to Reimbursement and Change


To access CBA services, please contact us at:

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

Mission Hall

550 16th Street, 3rd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94158

UCSF Mail Code 0886

Email: [email protected]

For Mpowerment-related or any other CBA, contact Ben Zovod at the address above, 415-476-6428 or email [email protected]. You will be forwarded to the appropriate contact person as necessary.