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MATEC. The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center The Midwest’s Leading Resource for HIV/AIDS Education, Consultation, and Technical Assistance for Health Care Professionals and Organizations. MATEC’s Mission:.

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The Midwest AIDS

Training and Education Center

The Midwest’s Leading Resource for HIV/AIDS Education, Consultation, and Technical Assistance for Health Care Professionals and Organizations

matec s mission
MATEC’s Mission:

Since 1988, MATEC has sought to increase the number of health care providers in our region who are effectively educated and motivated to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage HIV infection. 

matec s funding resources
MATEC’s Funding Resources
  • Major funding from HRSA Ryan White CARE Act (over 80%)
  • Additional grant funding in some States (State/Local Health Departments, etc.)
  • Program Income and Small Program Contracts in some States
matec s target audiences
MATEC’s Target Audiences
  • The “Big Six” Clinical Care Providers (HRSA’s Focus):
    • Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Physician Assistants
    • Dental Professionals
    • Pharmacists
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MATEC’s Target Audiences
  • Additional Audiences (with other funds)

Other members of the clinical care team including:

Social Workers

Case Managers

Substance Abuse Professionals

Mental Health Providers

national aetc network
National AETC Network
  • Network of Training Centers
    • 11 Regional Centers with more than 130 local sites serving healthcare providers nationwide
    • 4 National Centers that provide support services to the AETC network
    • Funded by Health Resources and Services Administration - HIV/AIDS Bureau - Ryan White CARE Act
national resources
National Resources
  • National Resource Center (FXB/UMDNJ)
    • Provides virtual library of online training resources for adaptation to meet local training needs
  • Warmline/PEPline/Perinatal Hotline (UCSF)
    • Telephone consultation for HIV clinical management, post-exposure prophylaxis management, and perinatal HIV issues.
    • Warmline: 800-933-3413

PEPline: 888-448-4911

Perinatal Hotline: 888-448-8765

national resources continued
National Resources, continued
  • National Minority AETC (Howard University)
    • Focus on capacity building of minority clinicians and agencies to provide HIV care
  • National Evaluation Center (AIDS Policy Research Center at UC San Francisco)
    • Works with AETCs to develop and implement evaluation models and strategies
matec sites
Illinois (Site and Central office)







matec s major functions
MATEC’s Major Functions
  • Training & Education
    • Teaching providers the skills they need to offer state-of-the-art HIV care.
major functions cont
Major Functions, cont.
  • Clinical Consultation
    • Offering consultation with expert clinicians in the field of HIV medical management.
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Major Functions, cont.
  • Technical Assistance
    • Advising health care organizations as they plan, develop, and evaluate their HIV programs and services.
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Major Functions, cont.
  • Information Dissemination
    • Alerting providers to new advances and up-to-date information in HIV research and practice.
matec s targeted programs
MATEC’s Targeted Programs
  • Targeted Clinics
  • Individualized Clinician Training Program (ICTP)
  • Minority AIDS Initiative Projects
examples of matec training topics
Examples ofMATEC Training Topics
  • Treatment Strategies
  • Current Approaches to HIV Care
  • Prevention and Test Counseling
  • Adherence
  • Cultural Competence in HIV Care
  • Clinical Management of HIV Disease
summary of activities
Summary of Activities

During 2004-2005, MATEC:

  • Conducted 745 Continuing Education events
  • Trained 10,586 providers
  • Offered 3,481 hours of programming