Capacity Building Specialist

Jamila Shipp, MPH, is a Capacity Building Specialist for the Capacity for Health of the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum. As CB Specialist, she will provide coaching, technical assistance and/or training to strengthen health departments and community based organizations service delivery for HIV programming. Jamila has extensive experience in program development; implementation, research and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention programs underserved populations particularly sex workers, homeless, and substance users. She served as the chair of the California HIV planning group. In addition, she has a 13 year background in substance abuse, public speaking, community organizing, policy and advocacy for underserved populations. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management in 2001 from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and received her Masters of Public Health from San Francisco State University in 2008.

Expertise & Interests:
• Program development for the very high risk (i.e. sex workers, co-occurring disorders, substance users,etc.)
• HIV Testing
• Linkage to Care/Prevention with Positives
• Evaluation and monitoring
• Program Implementation
• Infrastructure and Management of small CBOs
• Harm Reduction

Capacity building approach:
“I want to use my experience of providing direct services in the community from all levels including the outreach perspective to inform my work.”