The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), established in 1988, is one of eight Regional Education Centers and four National Centers, funded by Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) with Ryan White Part F dollars and sponsored regionally by Commonwealth Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The AETC Program is administered by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS bureau. The goal of our program is to provide education and clinical training opportunities for health care providers addressing effective counseling, diagnosis, treatment, care management of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to assist in prevention efforts. The project serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The NEAETC offers programs in collaboration with community health centers, Ryan White affiliates, hospitals and medical centers, state and local health departments, AIDS service organizations, medical, nursing, dental and osteopathic schools, and other community agencies.
NEAETC provides training and education for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, dentists as well as other health care providers. We offer multiple educational opportunities including clinical consultation and skills building and we provide nurse, physician and social worker continuing education credits (CEU and CME) for many of our programs. Our programs enhance competency in HIV prevention and care, improving services for people living with HIV infection.