Capacity Building Network

Capacity Building Network


This program builds upon CDC’s long standing commitment to Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) for HIV prevention. The CBA Provider Network program is designed to respond to the evolving needs of the HIV prevention workforce, and differs from previous capacity building programs in several important ways. For example, offering more training options in different formats and at different skill levels and providing more tailored technical assistance services with an increased focus on responding to local capacity-building needs and preferences.


To provide more personalized support and facilitate long term working relationships, technical assistance is tailored and delivered to meet capacity building needs within four geographic regions: Northeast, South, Midwest, and West. These providers work together to develop and implement jurisdictional CBA plans for CDC-funded health departments and CBOs in each region. Each region has a team of three technical assistance providers – one for each of the following three tracks:

We have partnered with AIDS United (AU) to address the Track C needs throughout the Midwest. As partners, AU and MATEC are exceptionally positioned to build individual competencies and technical expertise among the HIV prevention workforce, strengthen organizational capacities, and enable supportive structural environments that are critical to the foundation and operation of HIV prevention programs and services in the region.


For more information about this project, contact Kalob Gossett, Regional Coordinator, at


MATEC Regional Headquarters
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
1919 W. Taylor Street (MC779), 8th Floor
Chicago IL 60612