Capacity Building Assistance Project (CBA)

Using a culturally and linguistically competent approach to all capacity building assistance (CBA) services, CAPS is partnering with transgender communities, communities of young gay/bisexual men and communities impacted by incarceration to build their capacity to mobilize and increase access to and utilization of HIV prevention services. We provide CBA to CBOs and communities by developing collaborative relationships with members of high-risk and/or racial and ethnic minority populations, as well as with the agencies and professionals who work within such communities.

CBA for CBOs

The Mpowerment Project - A 3-day experiential training and customized technical assistance (TA), implementation and adaptation materials—including web-based multi-media materials, individual work plan development, ongoing individual post-training support, and support for Mpowerment Project adaptations.

The Transitions Project - Individualized CBA for CBOs adapting EBIs for transgender populations, transgender adaptation toolkits and training, and training to build HIV prevention competency within the transgender community.

Street Smart - Training and TA on successfully implementing and adapting Street Smart for youth engaging in high-risk behaviors.

Monitoring and Evaluation - Materials, training (online or in person), and individualized CBA services on monitoring and evaluation.

Project START and other EBIs for Correctional Settings - TA on organizational readiness assessments, customized work plan development, evaluation planning and design, ongoing post-training support, and specialized assistance for working with and within correctional settings.

CBA for Communities/Community Mobilization

CATCH – Coalitions in Action for Transgender Community Health (CATCH) is an evidence-based model developed by the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) to mobilize transgender communities and service providers within California. Implemented through the CoE, CATCH develops coalitions with transgender community members and providers to strengthen community access to and utilization of HIV prevention services. CBA services include providing leadership, support, training and TA to communities to: (1) adopt, adapt, and implement the CATCH community mobilization model, and/or (2) develop and test their own community mobilization models.

MPM – The Mpowerment Project Movement (MPM) strengthens young gay/bisexual men’s communities’ access to and utilization of HIV prevention services by diffusing the Mpowerment Project (MP) and assisting young men to join existing MPs or advocate for the implementation of MPs in their community. CBA services include training, TA and adaptation toolkits to CBOs and young men who have sex with men regarding the adoption, start-up, and adaptation of the MP mobilization model.



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

For transgender population–specific CBA, contact
Luis Gutierrez-Mock at the address above or call
415-476-6277 or email

Last modified: October 28, 2014