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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

Prevention Community of Practice Learning Sessions

Prevention FQHC Webinar Series

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

  • Thursday April 11, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET - PrEP Outreach: Strengthening Connections with Community Partners
    • Link to registration coming soon

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 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 

For more information, please contact

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.