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MAAETC Prevention Community of Practice
Funded by the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care and HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

Project Goals

The goal of this MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC) project is to create a Prevention Community of Practice (P-CoP) focused on increasing HIV testing and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) knowledge and readiness to prescribe in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). As a result, increased numbers of health professionals at FQHCs will be able to competently deploy evidence-based prevention strategies, including PrEP, that focus on people who are at risk for HIV. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) supports this initiative to partner with Ending the HIV Epidemic-funded FQHCs in the MAAETC region to increase the numbers of health professionals prepared to provide PrEP, including improving access to care and patient outcomes.

Project Plan

The programs that will be used to accomplish these goals include:

  • Monthly CoP (web-based with Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC FQHC colleagues)
  • Share CQI goals; Learn best-practices implementing PrEP and other prevention strategies
  • Training/Technical Assistance (On-going, web-based and on-site when permitted)
  • Evidenced-based prevention strategies; HIV testing; Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) start, and PrEP
  • Webinar series - prevention science and clinical interventions such as rapid ART start, HIV testing, and PrEP (including PrEP telehealth)
  • MAAETC Clinician Consultation
  • PrEP Clinical Preceptorships

In-Person Conference: Lessons Learned about FQHCPrEP Implementation

University of Maryland/Baltimore Southern Management Conference Center
621 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Friday June 7, 2024 - 8:30am - 4:00pm ET

Information and Registration Available Here

Prevention Community of Practice Learning Sessions

Prevention FQHC Webinar Series

These trainings are designed for FQHC healthcare professionals but are open to all audiences.

2023-2024 Communities of Practice Sessions

The participants for this project have already been selected. If you are not currently a part of the program but are interested in similar trainings or events please contact us at

Archived Recordings of Past BPHC Events

  • Thursday November 4, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET - BPHC Community of Practice Program Orientation
  • Thursday December 9, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET - BPHC CoP-PrEP: HIV Testing and Initiation of Rapid ART
  • Thursday January 13, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET - BPHC CoP-PrEP: Starting the Conversation
  • Thursday February 10, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET - BPHC CoP-PrEP Monitoring and Adherence
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET - BPHC CoP - PrEP and Minority Populations
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET - BPHC CoP - The Virtual PrEP Program
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm ET - BPHC CoP - PrEP Preceptorship Standardized Patient Experience
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET - BPHC CoP - PrEP Best Practices and Next Steps
  • Thursday December 8, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET - PrEP Clinical Updates
  • Thursday February 9, 2023 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET - Ready, Set, PrEP: Tools to Assess Patient & Health Center Readiness
    • Presented by Helen C Koenig, MD, MPH, Medical Director, MacGregor Infection Prevention Medicine & Travel Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & Medical Director, PrEP Program, Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Thursday April 13, 2023 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET - Sexual History Taking: Key Tool in HIV Prevention
    • Presented by Barbara Wilgus, CRNP, STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Thursday June 8, 2023 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET - PrEP Outreach: Strengthening Connections with Community Partners
    • Moderator: Emily Halden Brown, Program Manager, Ending the HIV Epidemic, Montgomery County Public Health Services 

2021 BPHC HIVAIDS Bureau MAAETC P-CoP One Page Flyer

This project is supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care and HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1OHA29295. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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