NAHEWD is committed to a workforce that has the capacity, desire, and skill to prevent, diagnose, and treat HIV. A well-trained workforce is essential to ending the HIV epidemic.
Creating and sustaining this workforce takes resources and expertise. The NAHEWD Government Affairs Committee engages with and educates policy makers on the importance of the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs) as an essential source of training, technical assistance, and clinical consultation provided by national and local experts, and the resources needed to sustain the AETCs at a level commensurate with workforce development needs.
With the new challenges in health care delivery created by the COVID-19 pandemic, AETCs are even more essential than ever. AETCs have been on the frontlines of helping providers adapt to this new reality for themselves and the patients they care for.
You can partner with us by letting your Congress members know you support expanded funding to sustain the work of the AETCs.
To learn more about the AETCs, our resource needs, and how we fit into the government’s plan to end the HIV epidemic, please see the documents below:
Successful Dissemination of COVID-19 Prevention and Care Trainings for Healthcare Professionals by the HRSA AIDS Education and Training Center Program Report
NAHEWD AETC Program Funding FY 2022 Recommendation
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program National HIV Curriculum Usage Highlights July 2017-December 2020
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Highlights of the AETC National Programs (FY2019)
Regional AETCs Evaluation Report Highlights 2016-2019 Infographic
AETC Program’s Critical Role in Ending the HIV Epidemic in America
Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States: A Roadmap for Federal Action