Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention to Community-Based Organizations in the U.S. | CBA@JSI

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Health Communication, Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Health Disparities, Healthy Communities, HIV & Infectious Diseases, Population Health


JSI is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide capacity building assistance (CBA) to community-based organizations (CBOs) across the U.S. to support CDC’s high-impact approach to HIV prevention for populations who need it most. JSI provides timely and relevant CBA services to increase CBO operational and programmatic capacity to carry out activities that align with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the HIV care continuum. JSI is funded to deliver services under the following CDC CBA components: 1) Prevention with HIV-Positive Persons, 2) Prevention with High-Risk HIV-Negative Persons, and 3) Organizational Development and Management.

Since 2009, CBA@JSI has delivered CBA services to CBOs across the country. We have established an integrated and systematic approach that allows us to respond to the changing CBA needs of the target population, anticipate and meet needs of multiple grantees, and deliver services for each of the program components and their related activities.

The team has helped CBOs navigate the changing health care environment by providing strategic planning, technical assistance (TA), and training to strengthen grantees’ capacity to plan, implement, and sustain a high-impact approach to HIV prevention and improve organizational sustainability. The CBA@JSI team is widely recognized for its expertise in monitoring and evaluation and its experience helping organizations to reach high-risk populations and communities of color.

This project involves JSI staff from the Boston, Denver, and Atlanta offices. We provide in-person and distance-based CBA services and products including expert consultations; content-specific training, technical support, job aids, and other web-based tools; eLearning opportunities; webinars; and forums that convene staff—virtually and in-person—from a range of CBOs for intensive trainings and workshops.

Read a blog post about CBA@JSI Looking Back at 10 Years of Capacity Building Services to Fight HIV


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