2-day Leadership Institutes

Capacity For Health offers this FREE two-day training in multiple cities across the United States for program managers and leaders at HIV Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). Dates, locations, and registration links below.

Elevate Your Skills: Two-Day Leadership Institute Highlights

Day 1: Strengthening Leadership Skills

  • Immerse yourself in dynamic workshops led by industry trailblazers.
  • Expand your professional horizons by networking with fellow leaders.
  • Gain invaluable insights into inclusive leadership, sustainable organizational strategies, effective people management, and unlocking untapped leadership potential.

Day 2: Confessing and Addressing Leadership Challenges

  • Engage in thought-provoking discussions delving into common challenges and best practices.
  • Attend a captivating panel discussion: “Being the Work, Doing the Work: Putting the ‘Be’ in Boundaries.”
  • Customize your experience with tailored clinics, focusing on your professional development and ensuring organizational

Event Experience

  • Immerse yourself in a vibrant, creative atmosphere.
  • Learn from the depth of real-world experiences and gain practical insights.
  • Connect with esteemed experts and forge lasting connections with fellow leaders.
  • Elevate your learning journey with stimulating activities designed to ignite inspiration and innovation.

Location, Dates, and Registration

West Region

Los Angeles, CA

March 12–13, 2024

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Midwest Region

Chicago, IL

March 27–28, 2024

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Northeast Region

New York City, NY

May 7–8, 2024

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

conference tabling

South Region

Miami, FL

June 17–18

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Faculty Bios

Anne Trinh, MPH, directs Programs and Strategic Initiatives at Ohio State University’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Evaluation Studies. Her prior roles include Center Evaluator and Community Engagement Specialist, and work with Columbus Public Health. Anne also served as a chronic disease epidemiologist for Tribes in the Great Lakes region. She is dedicated to health equity and research.

Chezia Carraway, LCSW-R, has dedicated over 40 years to social justice and supporting survivors of sexual violence, leveraging her passion to develop evidence-based strategies and foster resilience. She pioneered the first women’s peer leadership program at Gay Men’s Health Crisis and contributed significantly to the NYC Department of Health by launching NYC’s initial HIV/AIDS testing training program. Chezia concluded her impactful career with the CDC, focusing on HIV/AIDS curriculum development and implementation.

Ella Lewie, MSW, LSW, leads Evaluation and Policy at the same center, specializing in social science research, public policy, project management, and community engagement. Her background includes a Policy Fellow role at The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.

Kelly Stevens (she/her) is a Maryland-based organizational development consultant who has spent over 15 years leading systems change, capacity building, and public health initiatives. She is the founder and principal of Zahara Consulting, a consulting firm that provides organizational transformation and management services to community-serving organizations across the country.

Dr. Michael T. Everett has held key positions in the HIV/Public Health sector and social justice groups, and currently serves as the Chief People & Culture Officer at ETR.

Melanie Graham, MSW, leveraged her leadership experience in overseeing DEI initiatives and holding a C-Suite position at a nationally recognized nonprofit to established the Social Equity Lab (SEL), a consultancy dedicated to DEI and organizational development, Melanie formulates and executes strategies aimed at fostering more inclusive workplace cultures.

Dr. Tatyana Moaton, a seasoned public health professional, leads strategic initiatives for Health Equity and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. She consults with various organizations to drive systemic change and is a passionate advocate for the transgender community.

APIAHF’s Capacity for Health (C4H) project provides FREE capacity building assistance to community based organizations engaged in HIV prevention across the United States and its affiliated territories. The C4H project is funded to provide capacity building assistance (CBA) under Funding Opportunity Announcement 09-906 and this website is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U65/PS001651 from The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

APIAHF is one of 17 organizations awarded a grant under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new program, PS19-1904: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration. The program supports the federal initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Capacity for Health is Component 3 of the CBA Provider Network funded under this program.

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Our Mission

Community-based organizations are the change makers of HIV prevention, care, and treatment. How far can we scale our impact? Let's find out together.

Our Staff

C4H has trained 1300+ and co-designed with 120+ community-based organizations and health departments to make waves of change in their communities.

HIV CBO Leadership Institutes

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In this six-week program, you will be matched with a cohort of CDC-funded CBO managers from across the country to learn and practice methods to accelerate organizational change.

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Outside Resources

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