CBA/NNPTC Services Directory
The CBA/NNPTC Services Directory is a compilation of HIV/STD prevention resources and training activities. It was designed for use by partner organizations of the Capacity Building Branch (CBB) of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and of the Program and Training Branch (PTB) of the Division of STD Prevention. Both branches are within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provide national leadership to HIV prevention and training efforts.
Information about each branch and its structure is described here. Directions for accessing services from both CBB and PTB are also given. Frequently used HIV/STD terminology and concepts from each branch are defined.
The directory focuses on individual CBA providers and members of the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC), or PTCs. A detailed profile of each CBA and PTC is included. The services provided and ways to access services are described. CBAs and PTCs share the mission of enhancing knowledge and skills of the national STD/HIV prevention and care workforce.
CBA providers are CBB partner organizations funded to assist in building the capacity of funded grantees, including state and local health departments and community-based organizations, to implement HIV prevention programs. The CBA program is a 4.5-year, $110 million cooperative agreement. Each CBA organization is listed alphabetically within its respective service category. Organizations funded in more than one category are listed and described separately in each category in which the organization provides services.
A total of 30 organizations are funded in five (5) categories:
- CBA for CBOs: Strengthening organizational infrastructure, interventions, strategies, monitoring, and evaluation for HIV prevention
- CBA for Communities: Strengthening community access to, and utilization of, HIV prevention services
- CBA for Health Departments: Strengthening organizational infrastructure, interventions, strategies, community planning, monitoring, and evaluation for HIV prevention
- Resource Center for CBA Providers: Strengthening the quality and delivery of CBA services for HIV prevention
- Resource Center for CBA Consumers - Strengthening consumer access to, and utilization of, CBA services for HIV prevention
PTCs make up the NNPTC, which was created under “Funding Opportunity Announcement PS11-1103: Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention Training Centers,” a 3-year cooperative agreement. The NNPTC is an interdivisional program funded by DHAP and DSTDP and dedicated to improving and enhancing the knowledge and skills of health professionals and prevention specialists who serve populations that are disproportionately at risk for, or are affected by, STDs and HIV and their associated complications.
The NNPTC is a group of regional centers, each created as a partnership between an academic institution and a state or local health department. There are 17 regional centers: eight provide clinical, and laboratory and HIV prevention in care training and technical assistance; five provide training in behavioral and social interventions; three provide partner services and program-support training; and one serves as the National Resource and Coordinating Center (NRCC).
The geographic locations of the PTCs ensure the provision of adequate training in all areas of the United States. Each state or territory is served by at least one clinical and laboratory, one behavioral and social intervention, and one partner services and program-support PTC. The PTCs are also funded to collaborate with other PTCs on national training activities. The four distinct, related parts of the PTCs, including the service area and services of each PTC, are described in the directory.