Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) for Health Departments
Since 1988, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided funds to organizations to assist in building the capacity of funded grantees (including state and local health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs)) in implementing HIV prevention programs. The 2009-2013 Capacity Building Assistance programs focus on providing funding to improve the capacity of high-risk minority individuals, organizations, and communities in the delivery and effectiveness of evidence-based interventions and core public health strategies for HIV prevention.
In October of 2009, The Center for Health and Behavioral Training was one of six training centers funded as a CBA provider for Health Departments. Our areas of specialty include program collaboration and service integration (PCSI), evidence-based behavioral interventions and public health strategies, and program monitoring & evaluation.
As a CBA provider for Health Departments, CHBTs CBA program is focused on assisting health departments in three component areas:
1. Organizational Infrastructure & Program Sustainability (OIPS)
- Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI)
- Strategic planning & integration of HIV and other public health prevention efforts
2. Evidence-based Behavioral Interventions & Public Health Strategies (EBIs & PHS)
- Selection, adoption, adaption and implementation of EBIs & PHS
3. Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
- Establishing program performance measures, Program Evaluation Management System (PEMS), coordination with requirements, etc.