Developing a Community of Practice for HIV Care: Supporting Knowledge Translation in a Regional Training Initiative



Ensuring knowledgeable, skilled HIV providers is challenged by rapid advances in the field. Also in the diversity of patients, providers, and the need to retain experienced providers while training new providers. These challenges highlight the need for education strategies, including training and clinical consultation to support translation of new knowledge to practice. New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC) provides a range of educational modalities. For example, academic peer detailing and distance support to HIV providers in six states. We describe the interprofessional perspectives of HIV providers who participated in this regional program. To get an understanding of the success, and areas for strengthening pedagogical modality, content, and impact on clinical practice.

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