Our work

Capacity Building

From advocacy and policy information to HIV 101 and PEP/PrEP training, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) provides capacity building services in a variety of ways.

Our capacity building is focused on advocacy, HIV, STI and HCV-related issues.

Presentations and trainings

AFC provides trainings for community-based organizations aimed at increasing the knowledge base of individuals working within the public health field. Presentations such as HIV 101 help individuals and/or organizations provide appropriate HIV services and care to members of the community.

Customized capacity-building programs

AFC works directly with agencies to address their specific capacity-building needs. AFC has the ability to tailor trainings specific to training and development needs of individuals, groups and organizations. Trainings consist of grant writing, budgets and third-party billing.

Issue-specific conferences

AFC offers a range of conferences to address key topics related to advocacy and HIV/STI/HCV prevention within vulnerable populations. These conferences, such as Sex in the City II: Men, Sex, Love and HIV, provide participants with expanded knowledge, skills and tools. Experts from around the country share knowledge, information and skills. Visit our Community Events page to see future conference topics and dates.

Public Health Boot Camp

This intensive one-week certificate program provided by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the DePaul University Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is designed to enhance AIDS organizational leaders' professional knowledge of core public health concepts. Applications for the 2015 program will be posted in the spring.