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Capacity Building Assistance Division
Miriam Vega, Ph. D.
Director of Research & Evaluation
mvega@latinoaids.org
(646) 375.4413

How does the Capacity Building Assistance help organizations and communities?


The Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Division at the Latino Commission on AIDS works with your organization and community to enhance your HIV prevention work in a variety of ways. The Commission has an extensive history providing Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) services to Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), health departments, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), media, universities, businesses, and coalitions. We have worked with organizations providing services to African Americans, Latinos, Asian & Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, gay and bisexual men, HIV-positive individuals, youth, women, substance users, and both rural and urban settings. The Commission CBA model was developed over time and experience. This model is called CHANGE, an acronym standing for: Customized; Holistic; Analytical; Networking; Grassroots; and Evaluatory (Vega, 2009).


How do I know if CBA is what my program needs?



In following the CHANGE model approach, two tailored programs are available to work with your organization: Hands United and Comunidades Saludables Ahora (Healthy Communities Now). Both provide services throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

1 Hands United is the CBA program that offers services designed to assist Community-Based Organizations with developing organizational infrastructure, and implementation; adaptation, quality assurance and evaluation of effective behavioral HIV prevention interventions targeting at risk populations across all ethnicities. Go to website

2 Comunidades Saludables Ahora
-Healthy Communities Now (CSA)
is a capacity-building program designed for Communities; to increase access to and utilization of HIV prevention services among Latinos nationally through the implementation and dissemination of community mobilization models. CBA Specialists will work with Faith Based and Community Based Organizations, Health Departments and non traditional partners (universities, coalitions, Community Planning Groups), to assist with implementation of community mobilization models.
Go to website.


How does CBA work?

Our team of CBA specialists provide technical assistance through the following mechanisms:

- Programmatic Needs Assessments
- Skills Building (Group trainings)
- Technical Consultations (Coaching sessions)
- Technology Transfers o Technical Services

CBA Connect Newsletter CBA Connect Newsletter - May 2013
Volume 9, Issue 1.
This Issue contains the following articles:
- Engaging the community in Times of Change
- The Mid-West Training Institute
- Communities of Faith
- The Hispanic Healthcare Worker Model
- National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day

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