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NCHP program staff
Formerly known as the Border Health Foundation (BHF), National Community Health Partners (NCHP) recently changed its name to reflect the expansion and scope of their services.
Based in Tucson, Arizona, the organization was founded in 1984 to address the health needs of border populations. Since then it has developed a national presence providing education and services to minority and underserved populations in 44 states and 2 U.S. territories.
NCHP has housed over 70 public health programs and services promoting the health and well-being of individuals and communities across the United States. Some of the agency's goals include
- Providing education and support to empower diverse, at-risk, and underserved U.S. populations.
- Collaborating with community stakeholders in adapting scientific research to address local health needs.
- Developing innovative strategies to improve population health.
- Designing and implementing programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
NCHP has been an active participant in the fight against HIV/AIDS since the early 1990s. Their work has included prevention education for ethnic minority, at-risk, and underserved populations; outreach and education for HIV-positive populations; substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention services; and capacity building.
NCHP's Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) program is funded by CDC to provide training and technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) and health departments (HDs) serving racial and ethnic minority populations at risk for HIV/AIDS in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 8 U.S. territories in the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention's new plan for High-Impact Prevention (H.I.P) HIV programs.
This new approach offers a new direction for HIV prevention and plays a significant role in achieving the ambitious goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). NCHP's CBA programs focus on high-impact prevention and are designed to achieve greater impact with Federal HIV prevention dollars by using combinations of scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions targeted by population and geographic area to yield the maximum impact on the epidemic.
At-risk categories addressed through CBA include, but are not limited to
- All individuals with known HIV-positive serostatus and their partners.
- Latino men who have sex with men (MSM).
- African American MSM.
- Other MSM of all races and ethnicities including, but not limited to, Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American (inclusive of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people) and Caucasian populations.
- Injection drug users (IDU) and non-injection drug users.
- Latino high-risk heterosexual (HRH) men and women.
- African American HRH men and women.
- Latino transgender individuals.
- African American transgender individuals.
- Other transgender individuals of all races and ethnicities including, but not limited to, Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American (inclusive of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people), and Caucasian populations.
NCHP's CBA project goals are to improve the capacity of CBOs and HDs to strengthen and sustain organizational infrastructures that support the delivery of effective H.I.P. HIV programs and interventions for high-risk racial/ethnic minority individuals; and to improve the capacity of CBOs and HDs to implement, improve, and evaluate HIV prevention interventions for high-risk racial and ethnic minority individuals of unknown serostatus, including pregnant women, and people of color who are living with HIV/AIDS and their partners.
NCHP provides training and technical assistance in Organizational Infrastructure and Program Sustainability including board development, strategic planning, marketing, and fiscal management. The Evidence-Based Interventions and Public Health Strategies program offers training and support in recruitment and retention, group facilitation, cultural competency, HIV-prevention counseling, and other areas. In addition, NCHP recently added several trainings and programs for CBOs and HDs that work with HIV-positive individuals. These programs highlight components within NHAS that focus on prevention with positives, for example, medication adherence, outreach, and navigating resources.
Contact NCHP for more information about their Capacity Building Assistance program or CBA in general.
National Community Health Partners
3365 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
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