TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & CAPACITY BUILDING
Community Health Nexus is MAC’s Technical Assistance & Capacity Building program, which is dedicated to “… transforming the way we serve communities.” Community Health Nexus aims to improve the overall capacity of Minority-Serving Community Based Organizations. Nexus provides technical assistance and capacity development designed to enhance HIV/AIDS services and organizations, by matching culturally appropriate resources to specific community needs. Nexus targets community-based and faith-based organizations, whether operated by staff or volunteers.
Our services have included:
- Management & Programmatic Development: Programmatic Technical Assistance is designed to work with agencies to develop responsive HIV/AIDS programming. Management Technical Assistance is designed to work with organizations in developing the appropriate infrastructure for supporting HIV/AIDS programming. We offer TACD through Workgroups and Individual meetings. Services are intended for Program Management staff, Senior Managers and Directors, Board Members, and volunteers.
- Cultural Competency Training: Our Cultural Competence trainings target providers who serve communities of color at-risk for HIV infection or individuals who have HIV infection. Trainings are built on the understanding that cultural competency is an ideal we strive toward; it is a journey and not an end result. We have trained on topics that included, “HIV and Women of Color,” “HIV and MSM* of Color,” “HIV and Sub-Saharan African Immigrants,” and “Introduction to Cultural Competence,” to name a few. Through a group learning process, trainings incorporate skills building designed to ensure that each participant leaves with increased capacity to serve communities of color impacted by HIV and AIDS. Providers from agencies large and small are welcome to participate.
- MAC Financial Management Services: MAC has a strong, experienced financial management team. We offer fiscal management services to small community groups at reasonable cost, with the scope of these ranging from management of a single contract, to providing full accounting services for all of an agency’s funding.