Tim Vincent, MS
Capacity Building Assistance Program Manager, California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC)
Mr. Vincent has worked in the field of HIV for over 25 years in both direct service provision with clients and in developing educational opportunities for providers. He currently manages the national capacity building assistance program at CAPTC. The program, funded through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides training, technical assistance, and resources to state and local health departments to improve the practice of HIV prevention and care throughout the country. He has worked as a licensed mental health clinician, social worker, case manager, and HIV test counselor. More recently, he has developed a nationally recognized curriculum for providers on a variety of innovative topics to promote health equity. He has led the development of trainings on: social determinants of health; responding to stigma; strength-based counseling approaches; cultural sensitivity for gay, bi and other men who sleep with men; and working with HIV-positive clients. He has worked in South Africa on projects to support the engagement of HIV-positive community members into care through support group leaders. He has served on statewide community planning groups, consulted with CDC on the development of national curriculum on linkage to care strategies, and has developed and conducted training of trainers in order to disseminate some of the training initiatives he created nationally. Due to his experience in the field, he is asked to speak regularly at national conferences.
Areas of interest:
- Social justice and health equity
- Structural changes in health care to address racism, homophobia, HIV-related stigma, gender identity, educational attainment, and access to healthcare