CBA Supplemental Project

CDC Capacity Building Assistance Supplemental Regional Project

Starting August 1, 2020, CDC launched the availability of a new technical assistance (TA) opportunity to support efforts for jurisdictions to engage communities for the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. Four national CBA providers are working across different geographic regions with EHE Phase 1 jurisdictions through March 31, 2021 to build the capacity of community to partner with local health departments in the development and implementation of your EHE state and county jurisdictional plans. TA will also be tailored to focus on engaging non-traditional local partners and highlighting solutions to engage community during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The four TA providers and their regions are AIDS United (Midwest), NASTAD (South), California Prevention Training Center (West Coast), and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (East Coast).

 For questions about the TA being offered, please contact your CDC Project Officer and/or the designated regional CBA provider (contact information below).

The Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network (CPN) is offering free, customized TA to help health departments engage community partners within prioritized EHE state and county jurisdictions. Download the fact sheet here.

AIDS United

What is AIDS United doing?

AIDS United’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Under our CDC funded 19-1904 Midwest technical assistance (TA) program, AIDS United provides human-centered TA support aimed at strengthening the meaningful involvement of non-traditional and under-represented community partners in EHE planning and implementation efforts within the following Midwest Phase I jurisdictions: Cook County, IL, Marion County, IN, Wayne County, MI, Cuyahoga County, OH, Franklin County, OH and Hamilton County, OH and the state of Missouri. Some of our supportive TA services include promoting EHE awareness, workshops on building, repairing and restoring meaningful partnerships, strengthening the development of community leaders, and facilitating cross-sector networking and exchange.      


Resources and News


Midwest EHE Phase 1 Jurisdictions

County Jurisdictions:

Illinois: Cook County

Indiana: Marion County

Michigan: Wayne County

Ohio: Cuyahoga County, Franklin County, and Hamilton County


State Jurisdictions:



Contact Information:

California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC)

What is CAPTC doing?

The need for facilitating a community-centered dialogue to understand the perceptions of communities’ most impacted by the HIV epidemic and explore meaningful possibilities for stronger collaborations and coalition building to ending the HIV epidemic is critical at this time. To support the cultivation of stronger relational networks within the 11-EHE Counties in the West region, CAPTC is hosting an EHE Community Engagement Café series. This 4-part virtual interactive experience supports the 11-EHE counties in the West Region to: 

  • Identify and engage new and/or nontraditional local partners for the development and implementation of their EHE plans; 
  • Gauge local partners’ understanding of and participation in the development and implementation of their EHE plans; and 
  • Leverage existing local partnerships in new and/or nontraditional ways for the development and implementation of their EHE plans. 

Following the EHE Community Engagement Series, the 11-EHE Counites in the West Region will be invited to participate in the West Region Medical Mistrust & Stigma Symposium - an opportunity for the 11-EHE counties to further explore how medical mistrust and stigma along with implicit/unconscious bias are huge community engagement barriers. The symposium also serves as an opportunity in building a learning community among the 11-EHE counties in the West region to identify and share best practices and resources that may further inform their EHE plans.  


Western EHE Phase 1 Jurisdictions

County Jurisdictions: 

Arizona: Maricopa County 

California: Los Angeles County, San Francisco County, Alameda County, Orange County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County 

Nevada: Clark County

Washington: King County 


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What Is NASTAD Doing?

NASTAD is supporting Southern EHE Phase 1 Jurisdictions with Community Engagement (CE) aspects of their EHE plan and implementation, specifically

  • Identify and engage new and/or nontraditional local partners for the development and/or implementation of EHE plans.
  • Facilitate local partners’ understanding of and participation in the development and implementation of EHE plans.
  • Leverage existing local partnerships in new and/or nontraditional ways for the development and implementation of EHE plans.

Throughout this project NASTAD will be focusing on three main strategies to help strengthen existing partnerships and expand new partnerships. The three strategies will be via storytelling, resource development, and technical assistance.


  • Highlight community voices through storytelling.
  • Hosting listening sessions to learn more about community needs when engaging with/trusting the health departments.
  • Establishing a community feedback loop to ensure authentic representation and accountability.
  • Utilization of social media to build community knowledge and awareness.

Technical Assistance (TA)*

  • Trainings
  • Webinars
  • Peer-to-peer contact
  • Access to project consultants

* TA can be provided via NASTAD or the project consultants.

Resource Development

  • General CE principles and strategies health departments can integrate to establish/build trust with community.
  • Cutlturally responsive care and response to marginalized community voices.
  • Dissemination of best practices and success stories from peer health departments and/or community organizations.

To learn more about what NASTAD is doing, please contact Kristina Santana


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Southern EHE Phase 1 Jurisdictions

County Jurisdictions:

Florida: Broward County, Duval County, Hillsborough County, Miami-Dade County, Orange County, Palm Beach County, Pinellas County

Georgia: Cobb County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County

Louisiana: East Baton Rouge Parish, Orleans Parish

Maryland: Baltimore City, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County

North Carolina: Mecklenburg County

Tennessee: Shelby County

Texas: Bexar County, Dallas County, Harris County, Tarrant County, Travis County

Washington, DC


State Jurisdictions:

Alabama     Arkansas     Kentucky     Mississippi     Oklahoma     South Carolina


Contact Information:

  • Kristina Santana I Senior Manager, Prevention I 202-897-0035 I I Pronouns: she, her, hers
  • Ian Haddock I Specialist, Communications I I Pronouns: he, she, they
  • Donovan Cousan I Senior Associate, Prevention I I Pronouns: he, him, his
  • Alicyn Heinrich I Senior Associate, Prevention I I Pronouns: she, her, hers
  • Matthew Helton I Associate, Prevention I I Pronouns: they, them



New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

What is NYC CBA doing?

NYC CBA is currently holding assessment meetings with health departments (HD) in Phase 1 northeast jurisdictions.  The focus of these meetings is to learn more about each jurisdiction’s overall EHE activities, existing partner engagement strategies, and new and non-traditional partners to bring to the table.   NYC CBA will then establish a listserv of newly identified and existing non-traditional partners to engage through a virtual Community of Practice (CoP).  The CoP will provide a collective space for partners to share best practices for EHE planning and implementation, key strategies for community engagement with HDs and other key stakeholders, as well as local efforts and opportunities for collaboration in HIV prevention and care services.


Northeast EHE Phase 1 Jurisdictions

County Jurisdictions:

Massachusetts: Suffolk County

New Jersey: Esex County, Hudson County

New York: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia County


US Territorial Jurisdiction:

Puerto Rico: San Juan Municipio


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EHE Regional Community Engagement Virtual Town Halls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in conjunction with the PS19-1904 Track C Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Providers, convened a series of Regional Community Engagement Town Hall Virtual Sessions. The purpose of the virtual town halls was to educate, encourage, and empower the local community on the engagement and planning process for the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. The intended audience included the Phase 1 stakeholders, local community members, non-traditional partners (new voices), HIV planning group members, community-based organizations, and health department colleagues. NASTAD, the PS19-1906 Component A national partner, hosted the virtual platform and provided technical support for all four town hall sessions. Health department staff and community members were present from all (32) jurisdictions funded through PS19-1906 Component B. Recordings and meeting information of each town hall are listed below.

Nov. 17, 2020 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM ET
CBA Provider: NASTAD

Link to recording

Nov. 18, 2020 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM ET
CBA Provider: New York City CBA Program

Link to recording

Nov. 19, 2020 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM PT
CBA Provider: California Prevention Training Center

Link to recording

Nov. 20, 2020 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM ET
CBA Provider: AIDS United

Link to recording