Capacity Building Assistance Program


Overview of Programs

The Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Program is a five-year cooperative agreement with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) to ensure the provision of capacity building assistance for governmental and nongovernmental components of the public health system to optimize the quality and performance of public health systems, the public health workforce, public health data and information systems, public health practice and services, public health partnerships, and public health resources.

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) serves as a CBA provider, working toward sustaining and improving the performance of the tribal public health systems. CBA refers to methods for imparting knowledge, developing skills, and creating institutional systems and capacity.  These methods may include training, technical consultation and services, information packaging and dissemination, and technology transfer activities.

AAIP will provide assistance, through a variety of projects, in: 1) improving tribal public health and organizational systems; 2) building the competencies of the tribal health workforce; 3) improving tribal health data and information systems; 4) strengthening tribal health practice and services; 5) developing and maintaining tribal health partnerships; and 6) improving the provision of tribal health resources. 


These projects are supported by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support through the funded Cooperative Agreement Number: 1U38OT000133.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.