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The Technology Transfer Team (3T), which includes the Dallas Prevention Training Center (Dallas PTC) and the Capacity Building Assistance Center (CBAC), is located within the Community Prevention and Intervention Unit at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Dallas PTC and CBAC provide training and technical assistance to community- and faith-based organizations, AIDS service organizations, and state and local health departments that deliver HIV prevention services.
The Dallas PTC is one of five behavioral training centers within the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers. Its primary focuses are to: 1) support the CDC’s Prevention with Positives Initiative by developing and maintaining this Prevention with Positives web portal and associated web-based trainings, and 2) help address HIV and other health disparities, especially in the Southeast, by training on Healthy Relationships, Community PROMISE, CLEAR: Choosing Life! Empowerment! Action! Results!, and Comprehensive Risk and Counseling Services for HIV Positives.
CBAC is funded as a Capacity Building Assistance provider to support community based organizations implementing HIV prevention interventions and strategies. CBAC’s goal is to improve the performance of the HIV prevention workforce by delivering:
- scientifically sound and culturally proficient technical assistance,
- information sharing,
- technical consultations,
- observations, and
- creation of evaluation and implementation tools.
CBAC provides assistance to organizations conducting behavioral and biomedical interventions and strategies with individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS or to communities most impacted by HIV/AIDS, including same gender-loving communities of color. CBAC delivers training on Women Involved in Life Learning from Other Women (WILLOW), Partnership for Health, Nia, Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS), and Popular Opinion Leader. CBAC provides technical assistance and agency-specific “Boot Camps” on the previously mentioned courses taught by CBAC and the Dallas PTC plus RESPECT, Many Men Many Voices, and Personalized Cognitive Counseling.
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our mission is to improve health through innovative patient care, research, and education. Founded in 1943, we are one of the top academic medical centers in the world, known for our pioneering breakthroughs in cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurosciences, and women’s health. Patient care is provided in our University Hospitals and Clinics, where multidisciplinary groups of health care professionals – including some of the country’s foremost medical minds – come together in a collaborative fashion to treat patients and defeat diseases. Here, innovation and discovery intersect with excellent patient care. At UT Southwestern, we’re not just keeping pace with medicine; we’re delivering the future of medicine, today.
For information on training and/or technical assistance in your community, please send an email to 3T@utsouthwestern.edu. For more information about UT Southwestern, please refer to our website: www.utsouthwestern.edu.