About Us

Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center

The Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center (Pacific AETC) is a member of a national AIDS Education & Training Center network of eight regional and two national centers, covering all 50 states as well as US Territories and Jurisdictions.

Pacific AETC works to expand the number and ability of healthcare professionals and organizations in the Pacific region to provide high-quality HIV-related services to increase access to healthcare and decrease health inequities. We work with health care providers, clinics, health jurisdictions, and policy makers in Arizona, California, Hawai`i, and Nevada and the US Affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions.

Our Vision

We envision a healthcare system that is accessible, responsive, culturally affirmative, centered in social justice and health equity, where the lessons of HIV and chronic care are fully integrated into patient- and community-centered models. A system where providers have access to the most relevant, current and accurate information and the skills to implement change that meet the needs of their patient populations

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide capacity building services that support local priorities to improve systems of care. We work towards this goal through a robust regional network spread out over four states and the US Affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions, coordinated by our regional office.

Our Core Values

Interdisciplinary; Community-engaged; Sex-positive; Culturally affirmative; Aligned with regional efforts; Centered in social justice

Our Priority Activities

Training and TA: We work through a skills-development framework to train in a variety of clinical workforce settings, and provide expert capacity-building along the HIV care continuum

Practice Transformation: We provide technical assistance on how to increase chronic care screening and comprehensive prevention services through systems change, with expert capacity-building along the HIV care continuum

Interprofessional Development: We bring students from multiple health disciplines together to work in interprofessional teams to care for and treat people living with HIV

Community Engagement: Our work developed amidst a time of crisis at the onset of the HIV epidemic. It would not be what it is today without intentional, bilateral communication and a patient-centered approach

Diversity: We commit to a process that is centered in culturally responsive capacity-building modalities that reflects the voice and priorities of communities disproportionately impacted by HIV and healthcare inequities