HHS Awards $25.6 Million To Train, Educate Providers Caring For People With HIV/AIDSDate: August 20, 2002
Source: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced 11 grants totaling $25.6 million to support the training and education of health care professionals treating people living with HIV/AIDS.
"These grants will help us further the training and education of those health care providers who treat people with HIV and AIDS," Secretary Thompson said. "In the fight against AIDS, all Americans with this disease deserve the most current prevention and treatment information from knowledgeable providers."
HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the grants under its AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs) program, which provides education, training, and consultation through a network of regional and national training centers to health care professionals treating HIV-infected patients. HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau manages the program.
In addition to the 10 regional AETCs funded by today's grants, HRSA also funded one National Minority AETC to build capacity for HIV/AIDS care among minority health care professionals, with special emphasis on building capacity in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges.
The grants are funded under Part F of the Ryan White CARE Act. Through its CARE Act programs, HRSA helps an estimated 530,000 poor and uninsured individuals with HIV/AIDS obtain primary health care, support services and life-sustaining medications each year.
Since the CARE Act was first funded in fiscal year 1991, nearly $10 billion has been awarded in grants to provide needed health care and associated services for people living with HIV/AIDS. A list of the fiscal year 2002 AETC grant awards follows:
FY 2002 AIDS Education and Training Centers Grants
AETC: Pacific AETC
Grantee: University of California at San Francisco
City: San Francisco
AETC: Mountain Plains AETC
Grantee: University of Colorado Health Science Center
AETC: National Minority AETC
Grantee: Howard University
AETC: Florida-Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands AETC
Grantee: University of South Florida Louis de la Parte Mental Health Institute
AETC: Southeast AETC
Grantee: Emory University
AETC: Midwest AETC
Grantee: University of Illinois Board of Trustees
AETC: Delta AETC
Grantee: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
City: Baton Rouge
AETC: New England AETC
Grantee: University of Massachusetts Medical School
AETC: Pa.-Mid Atlantic AETC
Grantee: University of Pittsburgh
AETC: Texas-Oklahoma AETC
Grantee: Dallas County Hospital District
AETC: Northwest AETC
Grantee: University of Washington
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