HIV Prevention Capacity Development Branch (HPCDB)

Mission Statement

To build the capacity of the nation’s HIV prevention workforce and DHP through high quality, science-driven, culturally responsive training, and technical assistance.


HPCDB has three teams whose interdependent activities address core capacity building assistance (CBA) program priorities. The teams and their responsibilities include:

Data and Systems Services Team: Ensures data-informed technical assistance and training are available, accessible, and responsive to the needs of the HIV prevention workforce. The team includes systems administrators, data analysts, and health scientists with subject matter expertise to support HPCDB’s mission.

Prevention Science Application Team: Ensures technical assistance and training for the HIV prevention workforce are aligned with current science and best practices. The team includes behavioral and health scientists with subject matter expertise to support HPCDB’s mission.

Workforce Development Team: Develops, delivers, and supports quality training for the implementation of evidence-based interventions and strategies by the HIV prevention workforce. The team includes health education specialists with expertise in instructional design, training product development, and training assessment, delivery, and evaluation.

Key Initiatives

Notice of Funding Opportunity: PS19-1904 Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention
HPCDB funds and oversees a network of CBA providers that deliver services to strengthen the capacity and improve the performance of the nation’s HIV prevention workforce.

  • This notice of funding opportunity supports the CBA Provider Network (CPN) with implementing the following four program components: 1) national training, 2) regional technical assistance, 3) continuous quality improvement and sustainability for community-based organizations, and 4) marketing and administrative support for the CPN.
  • The CPN provides free CBA services to state and local health departments, community-based organizations, and healthcare organizations to support their implementation of high-impact HIV prevention initiatives. More information on each organization funded to provide CBA as part of the CPN can be found in the CBA Provider Service Directory.

Effective Interventions: HIV Prevention That Works
This website is designed to support HIV prevention providers in their delivery of high-impact prevention that uses scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions targeted to the right populations in the right geographic areas to increase the impact of HIV prevention efforts. Resource materials are available for various biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions; public health strategies; and social marketing campaigns.

CBA Trainings

Capacity Building Assistance trainings strengthen the capacity and improve the performance of the nation’s HIV prevention workforce. HIV CBA Training Resources webpage.

To register for upcoming CDC-supported virtual, instructor-led trainings, or access eLearning modules, please join the CDC HIV Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Learning Group on CDC TRAIN, and visit the HIVCBA Training Plan.

This CDC TRAIN guidance document offers step-by-step instruction on creating a CDC TRAIN account, joining a learning group, and locating a training plan. Courses available as part of the HIVCBA Training Plan are primarily designed for U.S.-based HIV prevention providers in health departments, community-based organizations, and healthcare organizations.

To view and register for scheduled virtual, instructor-led trainings:

  1. Access the National HIV Classroom Learning Center training calendar hosted on Cicatelli Associates, Inc.’s (CAI’s) website.
  2. Pre-register for your selected course via the link provided in the training calendar.
  3. Complete your registration on CDC TRAIN as directed when you receive an email from the National HIV Classroom Learning Center. You must join the HIV CBA Learning Group and locate the HIV CBA Training Plan in order to complete your CDC TRAIN registration for a specific classroom session (step-by-step instructions are available).

CBA Tracking System (CTS)

The CBA Tracking System is a web-based application that allows CDC-funded organizations to request CBA. You must have a CTS account to request CBA services.

To request technical assistance or that a virtual, instructor-led training be scheduled, follow the directions below:

  1. CDC’s directly funded health department and CBO partners may request delivery of a CDC-supported training or technical assistance by submitting a request in the CBA Tracking System.
  2. Organizations not directly funded by CDC may contact their state or local health department for assistance in submitting a technical assistance or training request.

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