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Capacity for Change: Supporting the HIV/AIDS Service Sector in a Shifting Policy Environment  

IPHI, together with Washington AIDS Partnership (WAP), implemented Capacity for Change, a series of activities to support the evolution, effectiveness, and sustainability of HIV/AIDS services in the DC region.

IPHI designed the Capacity for Change series, implemented from 2012 to 2014, to give HIV/AIDS service providers a forum to discuss key changes in the policy environment, and develop knowledge and skills to navigate health reform implementation and the shifts in HIV prevention and treatment strategies.  Forums and trainings included:

  • Opportunities of a New Reality: Healthcare Reform, Paradigm Shifts, and the Future of HIV/AIDS Services in the DC Region – A policy forum that provided an overview of health reform implementation and the impact on people living with HIV/AIDS, with specific emphasis on implementation in the District of Columbia
  • Forging Successful CBO-Medical Partnerships to Enhance the HIV/AIDS Service System
  • Promoting Communication Among Community Providers in Compliance with HIPAA and Other Patient Privacy Laws
  • A Community Dialogue with DC Department of Health Leadership (also featured a CBO-Medical Partnership community panel discussion)
  • Insurance Billing Lessons Learned: A Discussion Panel for Community-Based Organizations (held in partnership with DC Behavioral Health Association)
  • Leveraging the HIV Service System to Address Hepatitis C
  • Medicaid Managed Care and the HIV/AIDS Service System: What Could Partnerships Look Like?


Capacity for Change was funded by the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA) of the District of Columbia Department of Health and the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund.

For more information on Capacity for Change, contact Christine Stewart at [email protected] or  202.747.3512.