- MATEC: Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center
- AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)
- AETC National Centers
The Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC) is a federally-funded center providing HIV and AIDS training to health care professionals. MATEC’s mission is to increase the number of health care providers who are effectively educated and motivated to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage HIV infection.
The regional headquarters for MATEC are located at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Department of Family Medicine. MATEC serves a 10-state region that includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.
The AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program is the training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. The AETC Program is a national network of leading HIV experts who provide locally-based, tailored education, clinical consultation and technical assistance to health care professionals and health care organizations to integrate high quality, comprehensive care for those living with or affected by HIV. HIV care is a complex, challenging field, and ongoing, high-quality training and support is essential for clinicians caring for people living with HIV.
The national centers within the AETC Program serve unique roles within and beyond the AETC network.
- National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC) — works closely with the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau to coordinate cross-regional collaborative efforts, manages the NCRC website, plans and executes the national Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clinical Conference, and develops an online curriculum for clinical learners.
- National Clinician Consultation Center — manages HIV clinical hotlines and warmlines for clinicians.
- Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Models of Care — developmental projects sponsored by HRSA to evaluate best practices in HIV care.