Message from the Director
We are very pleased to inform you that as of September 1, 2015 the Texas /Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center (TX/OK AETC) will become part of the new South Central AIDS Education and Training Center (SCAETC). As you know, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has reorganized the AETC program into eight regional AETCs and Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS) has been awarded the cooperative agreement to serve as the Central Office for the newly formed South Central AETC (SCAETC).
The SCAETC incorporates the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Therefore, our region now includes partners from five states that will work together to advance the mission of the AETCs. We are very excited and energized by this opportunity and will soon have more information as we organize ourselves in the coming weeks.
Since 2000, we’ve truly enjoyed serving health care providers, agencies and organizations caring for and providing health services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma and Texas. We look forward to future collaboration with our new partners and bringing even greater capacity and resources to serve the five state region.
In the meantime, please continue visiting our website (www.aidseducation.org) for updates and information about training opportunities. An additional resource is the website of the AETC National Resource Center (www.aidsetc.org) which recently became the National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC) for more information about the new AETCS, as it becomes available. We ask you to please be patient while we go through this period of re-organization.
If you have any questions e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org you may also call Debbie Watts at (214) 590-2181.