The C4H staff

Sofia Karimi

Program Manager

Sofia Karimi is a Program Manager at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF). Karimi has a robust background in program management, and a keen focus on diverse public health topics, including COVID-19, HIV, vaccinations, mental health, TB, nutrition, and rare diseases. Karimi will lead health education programmatic initiatives to represent the health needs of minority communities.

Karimi excels in drafting key reports, and presentations focused on health equity and health promotion. Beyond the day-to-day program management, Karimi takes on the responsibility of ensuring compliance with individual grant requirements, designing integrated work plans, and evaluating program progress and efficacy to expand the program’s reach. She will also lead program engagement efforts and represent APIAHF at national and state conferences, seminars, and panel discussions.

Karimi has a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Health Policy from Northeastern University. In her previous role as Program Manager at CWS, she led the development of foundational programs for a refugee resettlement agency. Karimi’s holistic approach included specialized mental health assessments, social health determinants-community surveys, health education presentations, health promotion workshops, and collaboration with medical providers. Her most notable accomplishment was designing a support group curriculum with health education workshops designed to meet the specific health needs of the refugee community.

Karimi is committed to expanding healthcare accessibility and improving health outcomes for diverse communities. In her free time, she enjoys attending Broadway shows, going hiking or traveling to new places.

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

Two-day training in multiple cities across the United States for program managers and leaders at HIV Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).

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Health Equity

Equity, Sustainability, Cultural Competency, and Social Determinants

Health Equity aims to enable better opportunities for organizations and public health professionals to respond to racial, health, and structural disparities at the local level.

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National Learning Community for HIV CBO Leadership

The National Learning Community for HIV CBO Leadership is a distance-based learning program that will strengthen the next generation of leaders at community-based organizations. Learn more here

Creative Problem-Solving Intensive

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.

Meet the Faculty

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

EHE Video & Podcast Series

As the U.S. continues to respond to COVID-19, increased investments in the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative are vital to regain momentum, advance innovation, and achieve health equity.


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Outside Resources

Capacity for Health is a capacity building assistance (CBA) provider and have many resources available.