SCAETC aims to improve the care of people in the region living with HIV/AIDS by supporting clinical consultation, education, and training’ especially for clinicians serving minorities and other disproportionately affected population.
Cultural Mission Statement
SCAETC is committed to establishing partnerships with communities affected by HIV/AIDS so that mutual goals of providing medically sound and culturally insightful care can be extended to individuals from diverse communities living with HIV/AIDS.
Who We Are
The South Central AIDS Education & Training Center (SCAETC), is one of several regions of the National AIDS Education & Training Center (AETC) Program. The SCAETC is comprised of 5 states: Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. The AETC Program is the professional training arm of the Ryan White HIV Extension Act of 2009. As one of the largest and most comprehensive professional education programs dedicated to HIV/AIDS, the AETC Program was developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Public Health Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services to provide customized multidisciplinary training programs for healthcare providers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands.
The primary goal of the AETC is to improve the treatment, management, diagnosis, and counseling for individuals with HIV/AIDS.
What We Do
The SCAETC provides HIV/AIDS care training for healthcare professionals within the 5state region (primarily physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, dental professionals, and pharmacists). We provide a variety of learning opportunities which include:
Educational Programs: Online didactic trainings, customized interactive trainings, workshops/conferences, and longitudinal trainings
Clinical Preceptorships: Clinic-based training for all Licensed Healthcare Professionals providing direct one-on-one clinical training with experienced HIV clinical faculty
Clinical Consultations: Provider driven requests for information regarding HIV/AIDS care that are answered by experts in various specialized fields.
Technical Assistance: Resolution of organizational or programmatic issues about HIV service delivery.