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Capacity Building Assistance

The Commission offers capacity building assistance of local institutions - community organizations, health departments, healthcare providers, churches, and LGBT groups - to provide local disease prevention, healthcare and health education services in Latino communities.

Capacity Building Assistance is offered by the following programs:

Latinos in the South

This program provides capacity building and community mapping services to organizations that serve Latinos in the south. The program uses a multi-faceted approach of community organizing and advocacy, leadership development, and capacity-building assistance that expands on the commitment and leadership of local partners amplifies voices and dialogue across race, ethnicity, gender, and sector, and connects efforts across states for holistic and sustainable change.
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Hands United / Manos Unidas

Hands United/Manos Unidas (HUMU) is a capacity-building program designed to assist community-based organizations with developing organizational infrastructure, along with guiding the implementation, adaptation, quality assurance and evaluation activities of effective behavioral HIV prevention interventions.
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Latino Gay/Bi and Trans Men's Initiatives

The network serves as space to discuss service and program improvements, address issues related to stigma, unify our efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and formulate actions to eliminate health disparities in the Latino Gay/Bi Men Communities.
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Quick Link to Programs
HIV Testing at the Commission HIV Testing (EIS)
Free, Confidential HIV Rapid Testing. Results obtained in minutes. Pre and post test counseling session.
Hands United - Manos Unidas: Assisting community-based organizations in developing prevention programs Hands United
Assisting community-based organizations in targeting, developing and sustaining HIV prevention programs for vulnerable populations.
Mpowerment Project: A peer and network based intervention targeting gay and bisexual men in NYC. Oasis Wellness Center
OASIS aims to reduce new infections, increase access to care and promote health equity in our communities.
NLAAD - National Latino AIDS Awareness Day NLAAD
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day promotes HIV testing and prevention education nationwide.
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