The Central Valley AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) is a Local Performance site of the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center’s four-state region (California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii), federally funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and located on the University of California, Davis Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.  The national AETC network aims to increase the numbers of well-trained healthcare professionals working with HIV-infected persons; assist in removing barriers to primary care access; and respond to the needs of emerging populations as well as to changing faces of the epidemic.

 

The Central Valley AETC is charged with carrying out the mission of the national AETC program throughout its 32 Northern and Central Valley California geographic region; Tulare/Kings/Inyo Counties northward to the Oregon border.  This includes education, technical assistance and training of health care providers in urban, suburban and rural communities on a variety of HIV and AIDS topics, from basic information to the most complicated.

 

The AETC faculty is recognized as clinical care experts.  Training is adapted to meet the needs of high, medium or low volume providers of HIV care.  Training activities include, but not limited to clinical training and capacity building (off site or at the trainee’s clinic), didactic seminars, workshops, conferences, preceptorships, clinical mentoring, clinical consultations (in person, via e-mail or telephone), and telehealth programs (PDF).  Much of our trainings are in collaboration with One Community Health in which we provide specialized HIV trainings and education in a continuous effort to increase the clinical knowledge and practice among our health care profession. The combination of the Central Valley AETC program and One Community Health presents a dynamic opportunity to enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals serving HIV-infected individuals. 

 

For further details regarding training opportunities, please contact the Central Valley AETC Director at 916-734-3365.

TangJudy (Judy) Vang, MSW, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
E-mail: tvang@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 916-734-3365
Fax: 916-734-7766

Sarah Waldman, MD
Co-Principal Investigator, Medical Lead
E-mail: sewaldman@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 916-734-8032
Fax: 916-734-7766

Address:
4150 V Street, PSSB, G-500
Sacramento, CA 95742

 Training activities are tailored to the needs of our trainees:

  • Capacity building (off site or at the trainee’s clinic)
  • Didactic seminars
  • Workshops
  • Conferences
  • Preceptorships/clinical mentoring
  • Clinical consultations (in person, via e-mail or telephone)
  • Telehealth programs

Region Serve:

Northern Central Valley: Sacramento, Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Sierra, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Solano, Amador, Alpine San Joaquin, Calaveras, and Mono Counties

Southern Central Valley: Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare Counties

The Central Valley AETC offers education, training and capacity building programs specifically designed to improve HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services for:

Physicians

Nurses

Advance Practice Nurses

Physician Assistants

Dentists

Dental Hygienists

Pharmacists

Members of interdisciplinary care teams (mental health providers, social workers, case managers, etc) working on InterProfessional Education and Practice Transformation

Health care organizations (Community Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, hospitals, etc.)