Welcome to the Accessibility page for the Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network (CPN).

The Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network (CPN) values diversity in all forms and believes this is a critical aspect of successfully providing capacity building assistance services and in creating an inclusive work environment. As part of an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, the CPN has partnered with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to enable access to its website by more people with disabilities.

The CPN’s goal is to build the capacity of our nation’s HIV prevention workforce, thereby reducing HIV infections and HIV-related morbidity, mortality, and health disparities across the United States and its territories. The CPN is a collaborative of 21 distinct national capacity building assistance provider organizations seeking to reduce the incidence, burden, and consequences of HIV/AIDS and related epidemics in all communities. Through the CPN’s work on social determinants of health and an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion across the network, we recognize and acknowledge the intersection between HIV/AIDS and structural issues and the need for services that reflect this understanding. Like the organizations and populations we serve, capacity building assistance (CBA) is NOT one size-fits-all. Each CBA provider organization is equipped to provide tailored services to meet the needs of each recipient organization. In this way, the CPN strengthens community-based organizations, health departments, and healthcare organizations in their high-impact HIV prevention initiatives – all at no charge!

Improving our website and products to enable access by differently abled individuals supports our current strategies to:

  • Increase accessibility and availability of culturally and linguistically appropriate CBA including consultation services and facilitation of peer-to-peer mentoring for high-impact HIV prevention (HIP) and supporting activities;
  • Increase utilization by the target audience members (recipients of CBA) of culturally and linguistically appropriate CBA; and
  • Improve capacity of the target audience members to implement HIP and supporting activities, including increases in their knowledge, skills, self-efficacy, and intended use of capacity.