Capacity Building Assistance (CBA)

The Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) program builds upon existing strengths in community-based HIV prevention activities to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive services for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Our program offers the following expertise to organizations across the Midwest:

  • PrEP Implementation Expertise
  • Behavioral Intervention Expertise
  • Regional Technical Assistance Expertise
  • Outreach & Recruitment Expertise 
  • Community Context

CBA at Washington University

The WUSTL Capacity Building Assistance program, along with its network of collaborative partners, are ideally positioned to provide technical assistance to nonclinical sites for HIV prevention in high-risk HIV-negative communities.

Our team collaborates with state and local health departments and community-based organizations to provide technical assistance for conducting staff awareness events, community events, organizational activities, creating PrEP navigation services, and developing compassionate referral systems for linkage to PrEP care. The WUSTL PrEP Program has a 4 year history of working with the Midwest AIDS Education and Training Center (MATEC) to develop seamless referral processes for community organizations to minimize fall out along the PrEP care continuum.

In addition, the St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (PTC) at WUSTL is a regional provider of technical assistance to state and local health departments and provider organizations across the central Midwest, with expertise in social and behavioral interventions for HIV prevention.  The PTC is a key member of the CDC-funded National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC).

About the CBA Provider Network

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The Washington University PrEP Program is home of one of the PS19-1904 CBA centers within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Provider Network. The program provides training, technical assistance and resources for the HIV prevention workforce in the Midwest Region, which faces the highest burden of HIV diagnoses in the nation. The Midwest CBA Network focus areas include the expansion of nonclinical HIV testing and access to PrEP services, behavioral prevention activities, and linkage to essential support services for HIV-negative people at risk of becoming infected with HIV. 

The CBA Provider Network is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2019 initiative to reduce transmission of HIV in the United States. Read the factsheet:
Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.”

Our Team


Midwest CBA Provider Network

Washington University in St. Louis, San Francisco Community Health Center, and AIDS United are proud to be your technical assistance providers for the Midwest region.

As your CBA provider team, we will work collaboratively to serve 12 states (see yellow region on the map). We look forward to working with your organization and other CDC-funded health departments and directly-funded community-based organizations. We strive to adapt strategies and assistance to the Midwest context for successful program implementation.

Learn more about each CBA provider and our services below.

Midwest Region CBA Providers

CBA Provider


Areas of Technical Assistance

San Francisco Community Health CenterTrack A: Clinical HIV Testing and Prevention for Persons with HIV

• HIV testing and integrated STD screenings

• Referrals to prevention and essential support services

• Linkage to, and retention and reengagement in care; Early ART; Medication adherence; Perinatal HIV prevention

• Behavioral interventions for persons living with HIV

Washington University in St. LouisTrack B: Nonclinical HIV Testing and Prevention for HIV Negative People

• HIV testing and integrated STD screenings

• Awareness of, access to, and adherence to PrEP

• PrEP services integration and provider education

• Referrals to prevention and essential support services

• Referrals to HIV medical care for persons with positive HIV test results

• Risk reduction behavioral interventions

AIDS United  Track C: Integrated HIV Activities and Structural Interventions

• Structural interventions to address Social Determinants of Health; Condom distribution; Syringe Services Programs

• Social marketing campaigns and social media strategies

• Partner Services and Data to Care activities

• Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Planning

• HIV/HCV Transmission Clusters and Outbreak Response