Supporting HIV care through education and innovation

Topic: Cultural Competency

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  • AETC NRC Logo
    AETC National Resource Center
    January 2014

    Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials from the HRSA AETC network.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    January 2007

    Facilitator's training curriculum (and slides) for a two day session designed to educate service providers about strategies needed to address HIV/AIDS-related stigma in their communities. Five modules include participant training exercises. Accompanying slides also available for download.

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Slide sets

  • 20 Years of Leadership A Legacy of Care
    HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    August 2010

    Download presentations from the nearly 250 workshops held at the 2010 meeting.  Tracks included: Access and Retention; Administrative and Fiscal Management; Coordination and Linkages; Cultural Competency; Prevention/Care Continuum; Program/Agency Development; and Quality/Evaluation/Data.



  • New England Journal of Medicine
    July 2006

    New England Journal of Medicine article discusses the challenges faced by many people with limited English proficiency when accessing the health care system and the need for publicly supported interpreter services.


  • National Minority AETC, September 2012

    BE SAFE is a framework that uses culturally pluralistic content and perspectives based on these six core elements: Barriers to Care, Ethics, Sensitivity of the Provider, Assessment, Facts, and Encounters.


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  • Next Step and MassCARE, May 2012

    Guidebook for multiple audiences that outlines steps (called Solutions in the guide) for transitioning youth from pediatric care to adult services. The guide is color-coded for key groups:

    • Youth (orange)
    • Their caregivers (blue)
    • Their providers (green)


  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, June 2004

    Collection of tools (e.g., client interview form, outreach encounter, chart review, evaluation questions) for collecting information on contacts with clients enrolled in a SPNS supported multi site evaluation on outreach.

  • Kentucky Department for Public Health, January 2007, HIV/AIDS Branch, January 2007

    Satisfaction survey for clients of Kentucky's HIV/AIDS Care Coordinator Program that seeks to facilitate the provision of care to HIV-infected individuals and their families.

  • Florida Department of Health,

    Survey from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS, Prevention Section measures capacity building needs in the HIV/AIDS minority community.

  • Seattle-King County Public Health, January 2010

    Quarterly consumer awareness campaigns to improve the quality of care for people with HIV in Seattle-King County. The campaigns include posters, information cards, and buttons that HIV providers wear to reinforce the message and encourage conversations with clients.

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