The CDC states that “building individual competencies, organizational capacities and supportive structural environments” among community based organizations, healthcare organizations, public health departments and other stakeholders is key “for the effective promotion, delivery and sustainability of HIV prevention programs and services,” particularly for those at greatest risk for infection. This is especially important now, as the landscape of healthcare changes and evolves with the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.

That’s why CBAM staff, in cooperation with our partners at UCLA CHIPTS and APLA, provide information, training, and technical assistance on use of the latest scientific research, methods, and information. In 2013 alone, we:

-Delivered over a dozen trainings and workshops including a 2-part series workshop on Strategic Restructuring for HIV/AIDS Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in the era of the Affordable Care Act, attended by more than 500 participants.

-Provided direct technical assistance to more than half a dozen Health Departments on a variety of topics including routine HIV testing; preparation and implementation of the Affordable Care Act for HIV prevention and treatment services; and integration of HIV prevention, treatment and care for HIV prevention community planning bodies.

-Developed curricula and broadsheets on various topics including implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and enhanced comprehensive HIV prevention planning; routine HIV testing in community clinics; and strategic restructuring for HIV CBOs in the context of the Affordable Care Act.

To read more about our capacity building efforts, visit our page here.


CBAM is a multidisciplinary center that seeks to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities with health disparities. As part of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, CBAM works at the intersection of academia and community with a focus on treating addictions and preventing the spread of HIV.

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