The New England AIDS Education and
The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), established in 1988, is one of 11 regional AIDS education centers nationwide, serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Sponsored by UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research, NEAETC offers training to nearly 10,000 health care providers each year, covering more than 75 topics related to HIV and AIDS. These programs enhance competency in HIV prevention and care, improving services for people living with HIV infection.
An important component of NEAETC’s work includes the Minority AIDS Initiative (NEHEC-MAI). This initiative focuses on providing training, education, and support to clinical providers of color and clinical providers serving people of color living with HIV/AIDS.
NEAETC has an independent website, which offers a wide variety of resources, including:
- A complete calendar of programs and events, including Continuing Education Unit (CEU/CME) courses,
- An opt-in mailing list,
- Online training,
- Video tapes, slide series, books, and manuals,
- Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines, and
- Clinician Q&A.
NEAETC is funded by the Ryan White CARE Act and administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS bureau.