New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC)
The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), established in 1988, is one of eight Regional Education Centers funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program of the Health Resources Service and Administration (HRSA), and is sponsored regionally by Commonwealth Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
NEAETC’s goal is to provide education and clinical training for health care providers to diagnose, counsel and care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to promote HIV prevention. The project serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 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 trains nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, dentists as well as other health care providers. NEAETC offers multiple educational opportunities including clinical consultation and skills building and offers continuing education credits (CEU and CME) for many events. NEAETC’s programs enhance competency in HIV prevention and care, improving services for people living with HIV infection.