Capacity Building Assistance

Capacity Building Assistance programs at APLA Health are designed to assist health departments around the country build capacity for and evaluate their HIV/AIDS programs/services to ensure the best quality of services for affected populations and advance the goals of High Impact HIV/AIDS Prevention and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.


APLA-Shared ActionHD (SAHD) is currently funded under the CDC’s PS14-1403 Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention. This program is designed to provide capacity building assistance to health departments that support, implement, and/or evaluate HIV-prevention services, including DEBIs and Public Health Strategies.

SAHD is funded to focus primarily on three components:

  • HIV testing
  • Prevention with positives
  • Condom distribution

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To learn and develop skills in behavioral intervention models applied to HIV prevention: adopting, adapting, implementing, evaluating programs. In addition to research and evaluation as it applies to HIV/AIDS services, policy, health education, and health promotion. The Internship is to provide assistance to Shared Action (capacity building assistance program) in enhancing health departments’ technical capacity to implement and sustain effective HIV behavioral interventions and public health strategies as it relates to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and High Impact HIV Prevention. Interns may perform some of the following duties depending upon the intern’s interest and program needs: conducting needs assessments, providing technical assistance, assisting trainers, conducting formative research on HIV behavioral interventions, enter and manage data, write evaluation reports, and provide other Shared Action support as needed.


A background in public health, public policy, psychology, sociology, or a related field is preferred. Must possess willingness to learn research/evaluation and consulting skills necessary for applied social, behavioral and public policy arena. Intern must also have interest in addressing HIV/AIDS prevention issues for Latinos. Must possess skills in using Microsoft Word/Excel. Must commit for a minimum of 3 months, 10-12 hours a week. Required to complete Internship Agreement form; submit scope of work; attend weekly meeting; develop research project; and present findings to staff. Prior to starting internship, intern must attend a new volunteer orientation, scheduled through Volunteer Resources.

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