Clinical Education Initiative HIV/Hepatitis C Center for Excellence
Funded by: NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute
Project dates: July 2014 - June 2019
Principal Investigator: Urbina, Antonio

The Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) was designed to enhance the capacity of New York’s diverse health care workforce to deliver clinical services to improve health outcomes related to HIV and hepatitis C (HCV). The aims of the CEI were to: 1) Provide progressive HIV and HCV education to clinicians; 2) Disseminate AIDS Institute clinical practice guidelines; 3) Expand the base of providers able to diagnose and care for HIV and HCV patients; 4) Foster partnerships between community-based providers and HIV and HCV specialists. This initiative was expected to improve clinicians’ understanding and knowledge regarding HIV and HCV.