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A National Impact: Capacity Building Assistance

Since 2019, our Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) program, administered out of our Chicago office, has had an impact in twelve midwestern states. Supported by a five-year cooperative agreement with the CDC, our staff provide technical assistance to local and state health departments, as well as community based non-profit organizations (CBOs) and clinical sites to help increase their ability to provide clinical HIV testing and prevention for persons living with HIV. As part of this work, we develop resource banks, webinars, tailored workshops, and toolkits to be used by the HIV workforce.

Recently, the CDC provided additional funding enabling us to offer technical assistance (TA) to help CBOs and their partners extend the reach of HIV prevention and care efforts for transgender people. Our Chicago team includes specialists in capacity building, clinical HIV testing and an expert in interventions and services for persons of transgender experience.

As a federally qualified health center (FQHC) providing clinical services embedded in community, we are well-equipped to offer CBOs a breadth of trainings, technical assistance (TA) and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to strengthen efforts to reduce HIV infections and HIV-related morbidities, mortalities, and health disparities. SFCHC partners with our client organizations to provide tailored CBA services that are community-driven and culturally and regionally specific.

If your organization has an interest in Capacity Building Assistance, please contact Pamela Tassin in our Chicago office at: