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CO AETC
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The Colorado AIDS Education and Training Center (CAETC) is based at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and has been providing HIV education and capacity building support for health care providers statewide for over 25 years. 

The CAETC works closely with many local partners, including the Colorado Community-Based Dental Partnership Program, the Denver Prevention Training Center, the Interprofessional Education Program at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, and the Rocky Mountain Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

The program offers a number of educational services and programs dealing with HIV infection, including HIV treatment updates held at various locations statewide. We provide training on all aspects of HIV including:

  • HIV testing
  • Linkage to care
  • Diagnosis and clinical management of HIV
  • Antiretroviral treatment 
  • Comorbidities
  • Pre/post exposure prophylaxis
  • Retention in care
  • HIV care coordination
  • Health care organization and delivery issues

Special projects include:

  • CDC’s Expanded HIV Testing Initiative – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated Colorado as an expanded testing jurisdiction due to documented epidemic impact and burden. As part of this initiative, the CAETC provides targeted training and technical assistance on HIV testing.
  • Practice Transformation Project – As part of the AETC initiative to strengthen the HIV workforce and to improve outcomes along the HIV continuum, the Colorado AETC is working with selected clinics to build capacity in providing quality HIV care. 

Services

  • Customized clinical training 
  • Education programs on a broad range of HIV topics
  • Capacity building assistance
  • Practice transformation coaching
  • Clinical consultation
  • Workforce education
  • Technical assistance
  • Educational and resource materials

To learn more about current learning opportunities, download the brochure here or contact the office. 

 

MW IPE Center
MW IPE Center

Mountain West Interprofessional Education (IPE) Center


The Mountain West IPE Center (IPE) is housed at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.  IPE is currently partnering with faculty in the College of Nursing, the School of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy. Through interprofessional education and collaborative practice, the IPE partners with faculty in University of Colorado schools of the health sciences to develop and enhance current curricula to prepare students to address the health care needs of persons living with HIV (PLWH). IPE also offers University of Colorado post-graduate students learning enrichment opportunities outside the classroom. Students have opportunities to take part in hands-on clinical care, didactic presentations, and to be mentored by existing interprofessional teams at various high-volume HIV care sites in Colorado. 


Services

  • Training on health behavior change 
  • Training on mental health, substance abuse, and psychosocial topics 
  • Training on HIV care for primary care clinicians
  • Clinical practicum experiences for students
  • Assistance with quality improvement and content on health systems change for advanced courses in nursing, pharmacy, and medicine 
  • Assistance with customization of classroom materials and presentations to support individual teaching needs (e.g., case studies, online modules, additional topics)


Resources
 

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

The center works with 45+ sites on 58+ projects to implement interprofessional education and collaborative practice across the United States.

Field Guide to Collaborative Care

Free PDF file provides instructions and templates for implementing team-based, collaborative care. This model received a John M. Eisenberg Award for contributions to patient safety. 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing's IPE program

Core competencies for interprofessional practice, identified by a workgroup of experts across multiple healthcare professions.  The four competencies have been endorsed by HRSA as training priorities for the AETC Interprofessional Education projects.