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Wednesday, November 28 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
E-24 - Guidance to Different Approaches to Clinical Capacity Building on the US/Mexico Border

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The U.S.-Mexico border region (61 miles north of the border) has some of the poorest health and economic outcomes in the nation. If the region were a State it would rank last in per capita income and access to health care, second in death rates due to hepatitis, and first in the number of school children living in poverty. The U.S.-Mexico Border AIDS Education & Training Centers Steering Team (UMBAST) is a 10-year collaborative effort of local, regional, and national training centers from the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) network and other Federal and local stakeholders. Membership and approaches have evolved over time in response to emerging needs, changing border communities, the developing HIV/AIDS epidemic, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and advances in training technologies. We will highlight effective programs that UMBAST has implemented over the years, with an emphasis on innovative and collaborative approaches and programming.

Learning Objectives:

  • By the end of this session, participants will be able o describe health and economic disparities in the border region and challenges faced by the border HIV and health care workforces.
  • Participants will learn the impact that new modalities and technology can have for organizing and disseminating collaborative efforts, and for delivering HIV training and technical assistance.
  • Participants will be able to apply best practices for interagency collaboration to serve a common, underserved constituency.


Thomas Donohoe

Director, UCLA PAETC
Tom Donohoe is the director of the UCLA PAETC. He is the Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. He is an Asssociate Professor of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Martha Guerrero

Special Projects Coordinator, TX/OK AETC
Martha Guerrero serves as the Minority AIDS Initiative & Special Projects Coordinator for the Texas/Oklahoma AETC. Specifically, Mrs. Guerrero overseas efforts related to the CDC Routine HIV Testing, the AI/AN, and the Border Projects. Her professional experience includes HIV testing... Read More →

Nicole Mandel

AETC NRC Website Project Manager, UCSF Center for HIV Information
Ms. Mandel is the project manager for the UMBAST website and the AETC National Resource Center.

Wednesday November 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Nathan Hale

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