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Supporting Washington State goals to End AIDS Washington, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services strategy to End the HIV Epidemic by 2030, the MWAETC Washington State HIV Prevention Coaching Program provides focused education, technical assistance, and resources for primary care providers to support their efforts to reduce newly acquired HIV infections across Washington.

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Based at the University of Washington School of Medicine Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, the Washington AIDS Education and Training Center (WA AETC) program is located on the campus of Harborview Medical Center. 

The WA AETC works with clinical, non-clinical, and allied health staff at public and private health facilities, local health departments and districts, community-based organizations, and behavioral health providers throughout the state to deliver innovative education, training, clinical consultation, and technical assistance to improve access to care and outcomes along the HIV care continuum for people with or at risk for acquiring HIV.

Our goal is to provide healthcare professionals the necessary tools to address the whole person health care needs of their patients and clients.


  • Capacity Building Assistance
  • Clinical Consultation
  • Customized Clinical Training
  • Education programs on a broad range of HIV topics
  • Lectures and conferences, including:

               - Monthly AIDS Clinical Conference

               - HIV Clinical Update for Nurses Conference, June 8 - 9, 2023

               - HIV in the Correctional Setting Conference

  • Practice Transformation Coaching
  • Technical Assistance
  • Web-based Trainings
  • Workforce Development Support


Victor Ramirez, MSPH

Washington State Training Coordinator


Carrie Van Ness

Central & Eastern Washington Training Coordinator


African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry 

African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry is a faith-based 501c3 nonprofit organization established to respond to HIV/AIDS and other major health issues affecting people of African descent. AARTH’s mission is to increase the capacity of faith and health institutions to provide wellness and community care services for people of African descent. Active in Colorado, Oregon, Utah and Washington, AARTH provides training through three capacity building programs: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (including cancer, diabetes, HIV and pain), Health Ministry Development Services and HIV/AIDS Education & Training.

AARTH also provides evidence-based behavioral change services including environmental health; health assessments; peer education, and sustainable health ministries.  Other services include: Body & Soul nutrition program; grief and loss; parenting and caregiving support, preventative health education and screenings; and spiritual and pastoral care.


  • Culturally relevant HIV/AIDS training for African American faith-based institutions and health professionals providing care and treatment for African American and African-born patients with HIV infection
  • Organizational development through health equity and social justice
  • Practice Transformation performance development
  • Web-based & distance learning
  • More than 40 possible HIV-related trainings including:
  • Domestic violence
  • Historical trauma
  • Implicit bias and microaggressions
  • Mental health & substance use disorders
  • Privilege and Power in Health Care
  • Sexual Concurrency
  • The Impact of Social and Structural Factors in HIV Care
  • Stigma
  • The Impact of HIV among African Americans/African-Born
  • Trauma-informed health care


Angeilea' Yancey-Watson

African Americans Reach & Teach Health (AARTH)

Lead Program Coordinator