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A News Service of The AIDS Institute for

HIV Prevention Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Consumers

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What is TAI's CBA?
CDC Update
Upcoming Events
Provider Spotlight
TAI CBA Services
Target Population
Collaborating Partners
Provider Directory
Provider Provisions
CBA Survey
Awareness Days
Conference Resources
Additional Resources
Newsletter Feedback
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September 2012

Welcome to CBA Link - your quarterly newsletter for HIV Prevention Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) consumers. We encourage you to read further and learn more about The AIDS Institute's CBA Consumer Network program, services, and resources.
What is The AIDS Institute's CBA Program?
The AIDS Institute's CBA program exists to strengthen consumer access to and use of CBA services for HIV Prevention. The program improves the effectiveness of HIV prevention services by the following: 1) creating and sustaining an engaged network of CBA consumers that expresses consumer's needs and concerns to CBA providers and funders, 2) educates consumers about CBA and how to access it, and 3) reduces the stigma related to seeking CBA.
CDC Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the following information and resources:  


HIV Planning Guidance
This guidance for HIV planning defines CDC's expectations of health departments and HIV planning groups (HPGs) in implementing HIV prevention planning.


The Future of HIV Prevention in the United States  

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH & Kevin A. Fenton, MD, PhD


CDC PrEP Fact Sheet  

A new tool for HIV Prevention


CDC's Interim PrEP Guidance  

Interim Guidance for Clinicians Considering the Use of Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Heterosexually Active Adults


New CDC Fact Sheet: HIV in the U.S.: The Stages of Care 

Upcoming Events
HIV/AIDS and Aging Webinar

Please join us on the 5th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) as we host an educational webinar examining issues related to older adults and HIV/AIDS.

Topics include:
I.    Introduction of NHAAAD and Webinar Overview
II.    A Call to Action for HIV Awareness, Education and Prevention for Older Adults-Dr. Timothy Harrison, HHS
III.    Collaborations at the Federal Level to address HIV among Older Adults-presenter still pending confirmation
IV.    Increased Need for Research on Older Adults with HIV-Dr. Stephen Karpiak, ACRIA

Registration is limited, so reserve your space early:
2012 NHAAAD Webinar Registration
CBA Provider Partner Spotlight 

CBA Resource Center


ETR's Capacity Building Resource Center (CRC) is part ETR's Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion. CRC's mission is to provide Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) support and resources to facilitate communication and collaboration between all CDC funded CBA providers, the Capacity Building Branch (CBB) key staff and other training and TA partners and improve the overall delivery and effectiveness of HIV prevention and care services provided to the nations HIV/AIDS prevention workforce who serve populations at risk for HIV.


CRC provides CBA on the following:

  • Material Development: Resources, Tools and Spanish Translation
  • CBA Network  Support: Monthly Network Calls, Resource Sharing and Webinars
  • Consultations: Consultation on website development for best practices such as web hosting, graphic design etc. 
  • Reporting Systems: CRC provides TA to advise on the development of reporting systems that maximize CBA provider reporting opportunities.

MYCBA Website  is the CBA Resource Center's online resource designed to facilitate communication and collaboration between all CDC-funded CBA Providers, CDC's CBB key staff, and other training/TA partners.   The website includes CBA Network call information, a directory of CBA and Resource Library repository for CBA Providers to share guidance, fact sheets, training designs, reference documents, webinars, and other capacity building resources. If you have questions about the website, contact


Submitting Resources

CBAs are encouraged to forward their CDC approved webinars, fact sheets, toolkits, and related items. As we receive your resources, the CRC will continue to update the Resource Library. You can submit them to or .


ETR Associates

Founded in 1981, ETR Associates is a private nonprofit corporation whose mission is to maximize the physical, social and emotional health of all individuals, families and communities by advancing the work of health, education and social service providers through high-quality research, publications, information resources, training and program. The Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion (CSRHP) at ETR offers a range of capacity building support, training and technical assistance. ETR utilizes a cadre of multi-cultural and bilingual training associates who work in teams to design and deliver trainings, conduct workshops and organize conferences for administrators, program developers, teachers, youth workers and community educators. ETR's CSRHP staff has provided trainings on science-based programs and practices in all 50 states, five U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia.


CBA Resource Center Team Pic

CRC Staff (Left to Right): Cherri Gardner, Mark Uttecht, Melanie Graham and Joy Mbajah


CBA Resource Center - 1224 M Street, NW, Suite 201, Washington, DC 20005

TAI CBA Services
  • Maintain portal for CBA consumers
  • CBA consumer e-newsletters
  • CBA consumer webinar trainings and informational sessions
  • Promotion of the CBA network
  • Facilitate the HIV Prevention Leadership Summit (HPLS)
  • Facilitate CBA Consumer Network activities at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)
Target Population

Capacity-building assistance (CBA) consumers, including CDC directly and indirectly funded faith and community-based organizations throughout the United States.

Collaborating Partners
CBA Provider Directory

Click on the following link to access a copy of the complete Capacity Building Assistance and National Network of Prevention Training Centers Services Directory.


CBA for Community-Based Organizations:

CBA for Communities

CBA for Health Departments
CBA Provider Provisions
CBA is designed to assist directly funded HIV Prevention providers in implementing and sustaining science-based and culturally proficient HIV prevention behavioral interventions and HIV prevention strategies.
For more information go to:

The following website is designed to support High Impact Prevention (HIP) - using interventions with demonstrated potential to reduce new infections to yield a major impact on the HIV epidemic.
CBA Communications   

As a service of the Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Program, The AIDS Institute has created Listserv tools to enhance CBA Network communications. 


Sign up for CBA Network email list:  





CBA Survey 
Help Us Better Serve Both Our Consumers and Providers:
The following survey was created by The AIDS Institute to gather as much information from community providers (CDC directly funded providers, CDC In-directly funded providers or other providers of HIV prevention activities that receive no CDC funding). The survey will assist The AIDS Institute in providing a voice for and educating CBA consumers on relevant issues impacting the quality of capacity building assistance for HIV prevention services. Please tell your colleagues about this survey - We want to hear from every agency providing HIV/AIDS Prevention services. If you have completed this survey within the past month, do not complete it again. Only one survey per agency is requested. Thank you!
Please take a moment to complete our survey: 

The AIDS Institute CBA Survey 

National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

For a complete listing of National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days go to 


Upcoming Days:


National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 

September 18, 2012


National Gay Mens HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

September 27, 2012


Latino AIDS Awareness Day 

October 15, 2012
Conference Resources 
  • XIX International AIDS Conference 2012 
  • HIV Prevention Leadership Summit 2010 
  • National HIV Prevention Conference Information: 20112009 
  • Regional Patient Advocacy Leaders Summit 2012 
  • United States Conference on AIDS 20102011 
Additional Resources 

August 23, 2012


Dear CDC Colleagues,


On behalf of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services, we are pleased to share Syringe Services Program (SSP) Development and Implementation Guidelines for State and Local Health Departments.


We believe this document will be a valuable resource for health departments that wish to support SSPs for persons who inject drugs to prevent transmission of HIV and other blood-borne viruses such as HCV and to link them to vital prevention, medical and social services. For health departments currently implementing SSPs, these program guidelines provide information that can be used to enhance or expand services. For health departments interested in initiating an SSP, these guidelines address key issues to be considered before implementing an SSP.


NASTAD and UCHAPS remain steadfast in our dedication to improving the health of persons who inject drugs through SSPs and other sound public health interventions. We are available to provide technical assistance and support in this important area of HIV and HCV prevention.


Please contact Natalie Cramer at NASTAD or Dea Varsovczky at UCHAPS if you have any questions.




Julie M. Scofield and Marsha Martin

Executive Director/Director


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