Capacity Building Assistance (CBA)

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:


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 Angel Ventura at the address above, 415-476-6149 or email

For Mpowerment-related CBA, contact Ben Zovod at the address above, 415-476-6428 or email

Last modified: January 28, 2015