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About Us

Our Vision

The Mountain West AETC envisions optimal HIV prevention, care, and treatment for all.

Our Values

  • Expertise: A highly skilled, knowledgeable and multi-disciplinary team to ensure educational excellence
  • Inclusion: A rich diversity of voices to enhance culturally fluid work and training environments
  • Respect: Individual and community interactions that honor personal worth, compassion, and embrace differences
  • Innovation: Creative teaching approaches and technological advances that engage and stimulate learners to expand effective programming
  • Relationships: Collaborating with individuals, agencies, and communities to foster trust and build sustainable networks of care
  • Responsiveness: Timely action in meeting the needs of those we serve, and in addressing the complex demands of a dynamic health care environment

Our Mission

The MWAETC delivers innovative education and training to improve access to care and quality of life for people who are living with or are at-risk for acquiring HIV

We offer HIV education and training

The Mountain West AIDS Education & Training Center (MWAETC), based at the University of Washington, offers education and training, clinical consultation, and capacity building assistance on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV and commonly associated co-morbidities, such as viral hepatitis, STIs and substance use disorders, to health care professionals and organizations across our ten state region.

Our 10 states include:

  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • North and South Dakota
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

We train and educate healthcare providers

Our primary audience includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dental professionals, clinical pharmacists, behavioral health specialists, and other health care team members.  We offer training for Ryan White funded clinics and agencies, federally funded community and migrant health centers, tribal and Indian Health Service clinics, hospital clinics, state and local health departments, corrections facilities, and private practice settings serving persons with HIV.

As the HIV epidemic disproportionately affects sexual, racial and ethnic minorities in the region, the MWAETC offers specific programming for health care providers and organizations serving these populations. We have the capacity to address social determinants of health, as well as population-specific issues that may affect access to quality health care.

We are publicly funded

We are a part of a network that consists of two national clinical consultation and resource centers and eight regional AETCs that cover the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories in the Virgin Islands and the Pacific.  Funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the national AETC network is the professional training arm of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. We are a proud member of the National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD).

We offer a variety of programs

The MWAETC offers a variety of educational opportunities for health care professionals and organizations in a variety of settings to meet their specific HIV/AIDS education needs. Through our network of local and national experts, we assist health care providers in urban, suburban, rural, and even remote areas through:

  • Lectures & conferences
  • Case-based presentations
  • Webinars
  • Clinical consultations
  • Organizational capacity building
  • Technical assistance
  • Virtual Communities of Practice
  • Project ECHO Telehealth programs
  • Practice Transformation QI coaching
  • Interprofessional education
  • Preceptorships:
    • MDs, PAs, and NPs
    • Pharmacists
    • Nurses
    • Case Managers
    • Dietitians
    • Corrections
    • High Resolution Anoscopy (HRA)

Many of our programs offer continuing education credits.

Contact us

MWAETC Regional Office
325 9th Avenue, Box 359932
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 543-2704 | aetcinfo@uw.edu
Contact information for regional office staff