Capacity Building Assistance
In addition to supporting community-based organizations with financial investments, AIDS United has long believed it is equally important to provide community-based organizations with the technical assistance and organizational management tools they need to most effectively respond to the epidemic where they live.
AIDS United regularly deploys our own staff and/or teams of technical assistance consultants to communities around the country. AU grantees have access to a variety of technical assistance areas, including, but not limited to:
- Intervention design and delivery
- Development of collaborations
- Organizational development
- Board engagement
Other initiative-specific technical assistance includes:
- Access to Care/Retention in Care – to address challenges or barriers to effective intervention design or delivery.
- Southern REACH – to develop advocacy networks to promote sound state and regional health policy in the U.S. South.
- Sector Transformation – to help community-based organizations prepare for shifts in the healthcare landscape.
AIDS United works with partners and experts from leading organizations around the country to provide customized and appropriate technical assistance to communities. Some of our core partners include:
- The Bridging Group
- Christie's Place
- Harm Reduction Coalition
- Health Equity Institute, San Francisco State University
- JRI Health
- Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)
- Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP)
- US People Living with HIV Caucus
AIDS United’s AmeriCorps program, the longest-running HIV-focused AmeriCorps program in the country, also deploys 54 members to community-based organizations in seven communities, increasing their capacity to provide critical prevention, testing, and counseling services.
Getting to Zero (G2Zero)
Most recently, AIDS United was awarded a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to provide capacity-building assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) around the country to help them better plan, implement, and sustain high-impact HIV prevention interventions and strategies with HIV-positive and high-risk HIV-negative populations. The goals of “Getting to Zero, or G2Zero, are directly linked to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which aims to prevent new infections; increase access to care and optimize health outcomes for PLWHA; and reduce HIV-related health disparities. For more information on G2Zero or to assess if your organization is in need of these services to implement your high-impact prevention programs, click here.
National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care provides free training and technical assistance to Ryan White-funded AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to help them navigate the changing health care landscape. We help organizations develop strategies to improve operational effectiveness, and implement best practices to optimize outcomes along the continuum of HIV care. To get more information on the National Center, click here.