U.S.-Mexico Border Federal Training Center Collaborative


The U.S.-Mexico Border AETC Steering Team (UMBAST) offers free, expert training, technical assistance, and capacity-building programs on the prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis C, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, and related topics for clinicians working in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

UMBAST is supported by the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau and the Minority AIDS Initiative


Our team of trainers have developed fact sheets on topics such as care options for patients returning to Mexico and Central America, working with patients with substance abuse problems, and navigating U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Check here for important reports and publications related to border health.


If you have questions or need help with clinical training and capacity building in the border region, contact your closest border training coordinator.

Arizona: Britt Nigon - (520) 626-7635

California: Tom Donohoe - (310) 794-8276

New Mexico: Tracy Jungworth - (505) 272-8443

Texas: Peter Coronado - (956) 507-4828

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