AETCs and the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative

The Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative focuses on the approximately 50 jurisdictions (cities, states, and counties) where new HIV infections are most concentrated. These are shown below.

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Each of the eight AETC regions has at least one EHE participating jurisdiction (listed below). The regional AETCs support EHE activities in their regions with targeted training and technical assistance.

In addition, the national AETCs support the initiative and the AETC network. The National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC) provides clinician-to-clinician consultation regarding nPEP, PrEP, and HIV testing, diagnosis, and management.

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Updated AETCs EHE Infographic

The National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC) coordinates and develops resources for health care teams to utilize in providing cutting-edge, quality care to optimize health in people with HIV and reduce transmission in communities. The NCRC launched and maintains a mobile app, HIV Care Tools, featuring clinical reference tools and a national directory of training and consultation services.

The National HIV Curriculum (NHC) provides free high-quality online clinician training in all aspects of HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Key EHE Resources from the AETC Network

Examples of AETC Program resources to support regional AETC EHE activities

EHE activities are organized around four strategies for reducing the number of new HIV infections.

Key Resources

AETC NCRC Topic Collections

Training resources, webinars and online training, fact sheets and other tools for clinicians and clinician trainers.

Other Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program & Federal Partner Resources

Key Resources

AETC NCRC Topic Collections

Training resources, webinars and online training, fact sheets and other resources for clinicians and clinician trainers.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program & Federal Partner Resources

Key Resources

AETC NCRC Topic Collections

Training resources, webinars and online training, fact sheets and other resources for clinicians and clinician trainers.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program & Federal Partner Resources

Key Resources

AETC NCRC Topic Collections

Training resources, webinars and online training, fact sheets and other resources for clinicians and clinician trainers.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program & Federal Partner Resources

  • RWHAP Best Practices Compilation - Innovative interventions to improve linkage to HIV medical care
  • HIV Services Locator (HIV.gov) - Find services near you, including HIV care (Ryan White and Health Centers), HIV prevention (PrEP, condoms, education), support services, and more.

Regional AETC EHE Information and Resources

MidAtlantic Region EHE Overview

EHE Jurisdictions:

  • Maryland: Baltimore City, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia County
  • District of Columbia

Midwest Region EHE Overview

EHE Jurisdictions:

  • Illinois: Cook County
  • Indiana: Marion County
  • Michigan: Wayne County
  • State of Missouri
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County, Franklin County, Hamilton County

EHE Jurisdictions:

EHE Jurisdictions:

  • Massachusetts: Suffolk County

Summary of Activities

Participants: Suffolk County HIV Community Health Workers, Medical case managers, pharmacy liaisons, recovery coaches, peer navigators, etc.)

Membership requires an application and review process. Group meets 8 times per year.

Members are compensated for their time and expertise to provide feedback on Suffolk County EHE activities and have an active voice in the EHE Steering Committee.

Purpose: Increase awareness of HIV CHW work and role, integrate perspectives of front line staff into EHE implementation, and provide professional development and networking opportunities.

Participants: EHE-funded community health centers (CHC) in Suffolk County. Target audience is staff working on EHE-funded activities including provider champions and additional clinical and non-clinical staff.

Purpose: Foster communication and collaboration among the CHCs receiving EHE funding and provide a platform to identify challenges/barriers to achieving EHE goals. This meeting allows sites to share successful interventions, pool resources, expertise and best practices to advance the goals of Ending the HIV Epidemic initiatives. Goal is to have representation from all EHE funded sites for collaborative communication

Participants: Suffolk County CHC and CBO PrEP navigators, sexual health educators, HIV counseling and testing staff

Membership: open, NEAETC PCHP Sites Involved, Hybrid format with quarterly meetings NEAETC EHE Program Manager supports agenda development and staff from CHCs/CBOs host on a rotating basis. "Lunch and Learn" format with training topic or guest speaker along with open discussion

Purpose: Improve communication and resource sharing amongst PrEP navigation staff at CHCs and CBOs in Suffolk County, and increase the ability to provide "warm handoffs" across service sites for improved patient experience. Share workflows and challenges related to data collection, STI prevention strategies, and PrEP navigation role.

For more information, contact: Kristin Moccia, EHE Program Manager, [email protected]

EHE Jurisdictions

  • New Jersey: Essex County, Hudson County
  • New York: Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County
  • Puerto Rico: San Juan Municipio

Pacific Region Overview

EHE Jurisdictions

  • Arizona: Maricopa County
  • California: Alameda County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, San Francisco County
  • Nevada: Clark County

South Central Region Overview

EHE Jurisdictions

  • State of Arkansas
  • Louisiana: East Baton Rouge Parish, Orleans Parish
  • State of Oklahoma
  • Texas: Bexar County, Dallas County, Harris County, Tarrant County, Travis County

Southeast Region Overview

EHE Jurisdictions

  • State of Alabama
  • Florida: Broward County, Duval County, Hillsborough County, Miami-Dade County, Orange County, Palm Beach County, Pinellas County
  • Georgia: Cobb County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County
  • State of Kentucky
  • State of Mississippi
  • North Carolina: Mecklenburg County
  • State of South Carolina
  • Tennessee: Shelby County