Pacific AETC Regional Office

Pacific AETC Regional Office

Pacific AETC works to expand the number and ability of healthcare professionals and organizations in the Pacific region to provide high-quality HIV services to increase access to healthcare and decrease health inequities.  Our Regional Office provides overall leadership and program direction and oversight for the 8 Local Partner sites in the Pacific region. The Regional Office is based at UCSF and housed within the Department of Family & Community Medicine.  The HIV care network in our region consists of over 300 Ryan White Clinics and over 219 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) operating over 1926 sites.

Regional Office Leadership

Prescott Chow, MUP

Co-Principal Investigator/Program Director

Monica Hahn MD, MPH

Co-Principal Investigator/Regional Clinical Director

Jae Rouse Iñiguez, MA, MS

Associate Director for Operations

Regional Office Team

Kirsten Balano, PharmD, AAHIVP

Pharmacist Specialist & HIVLN Steering Committee Member

Alice Chin

Post-Award Analyst

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, coordinated by our central 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, with expert capacity-building along the HIV care continuum

Interprofessional Development: We partner on how best to align 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 relevant/appropriate capacity-building modalities that reflect the communities served


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