Capacity Building

ACCESS

If you provide health care in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands and would like specialized training in clinical management of HIV or HIV screening, consider the AETC ACCESS Certificate Program.

What?


ACCESS is an individually tailored 20 hour clinical training program for health care providers. It is a unique integration of didactic and experiential clinical training. Participants will be provided with preferential access to the diverse conferences, workshops, preceptorships and consultation services offered by the AETC.




Who?


Training is available for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, and other healthcare providers. ACCESS is open to community and correctional health care providers in New York and New Jersey. Applicants may have basic or advanced HIV experience, as individualized programs are designed to meet providers’ knowledge and comfort levels related to treating HIV/AIDS.




Where?


Each of the 12 AETC training sites can provide you with a customized ACCESS experience. Please call the training center in your local area for more information about ACCESS trainings available at their center. You can also enroll in ACCESS online. You will need to complete our ACCESS enrollment survey. It will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and has been designed to assess your AIDS education and training needs. The information you provide will be used to develop your individualized ACCESS training curriculum. We ask all applicants to complete the survey prior to beginning trainings. For more information, contact the regional ACCESS coordinator, Gracine S. Lewis.




How?


Coordinators from eight of our regional partner sites participated in a 13-week practice facilitation training program. The trained coaches are the primary resource for the region’s PT program. Since practice transformation is highly impacted by state, local and regional policies, the coaches’ knowledge of their communities greatly enhances their ability to facilitate practice change. Each coach has developed a longitudinal relationship with their practice transformation site that includes in-depth need assessments and meetings with interdisciplinary teams of health care providers and clinic leadership on a regular basis. The clinic leadership, with the assistance of the PT coach, identified practice transformation goals for their site. The coach is responsible for coordinating TA and training requests to meet the identified goals, maintaining ongoing communication, and facilitating data collection to evaluate outcomes along the Continuum.





This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1OHA29291, AIDS Education and Training Centers Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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