Contributions of the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs) in 2012-2013 to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)
Methods:Program and provider-trainee data are collected on standardized forms for all trainings. We linked these sources and calculated proportions of trainings that covered topics related to NHAS goals and provider-trainee diversity using fiscal year (FY) 2012-13 data reported by 1/21/2014. The Area Health Resources Files (9/2013) provided national estimates of physicians for training rates among the physician-trainee subgroup.
Results:During FY 2012-13, AETCs delivered 14,633 trainings to 111,596 provider-trainees, of whom 55,844 were unique individual trainees. The majority (93.4%) of trainings were relevant to an NHAS goal, with 6,743 (46.1%) trainings on HIV prevention and behavior-change topics, including risk reduction and routine HIV testing. Special-population topics included clinical issues among racial/ethnic minorities (28.7%), rural populations (13.8%), incarcerated (13.4%), homeless/unstably housed (11.7%), and immigrant/border populations (9.4%). Provider-trainees included 11.0% HIV providers with <2 years of experience, 20.6% practicing in rural settings, and 26.0% serving ≥50% minority HIV-infected patients. Among physician-trainees only (n=9,002; 16.1%), non-minority physicians comprised the largest racial/ethnic group (55.1%); the estimated physician-trainee rate was 8.3 per 1,000 white physicians compared with 18.4 and 18.3 per 1,000 for Latino and African-American physicians, respectively.
Conclusions: AETCs educate a diverse group of providers in the US on key topics aligned with NHAS goals.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Describe how the AIDS Education and Training Center training events support the National HIV/AIDS strategy by covering topics related to the key goals and training diverse providers.
Keyword(s): HIV/AIDS, Evaluation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a data manager/analyst for federally funded cross-site HIV/AIDS policy research grants. I have prior experience in HIV/AIDS surveillance, including acute HIV, in New York City.
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