Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI)

The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) was established by the Congressional Black Congress to improve access to high quality HIV services and reduce disparities in health outcomes among racial and ethnic minorities, including African Americans, Latinos/Latinas, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Americans.

The SCAETC receives dedicated funding through the Ryan White grant to develop programs specifically to meet the needs of these highly affected, vulnerable populations. Funds are used to:

  • Train clinicians from highly impacted racial and/or ethnic communities to become providers of quality HIV services.
  • Prepare providers serving HIV-infected and at-risk persons of color to provide high quality and culturally competent care.
  • Increase the capacity of organizations (e.g., community health centers, prisons, mental health facilities, substance abuse programs) to provide HIV testing, prevention and care services to highly impacted minority populations.
  • MAI-focused programs are LPS-based and are designed to address local needs. Contact your Local Partner Site (LPS for specific information about local initiatives.

With specific strengths of each of our Local Partners, we create specific training modalities to meet the particular needs of diverse communities across the region, with the goal of increasing access and improving outcomes of underserved communities and reducing health disparities and layered stigma experienced in these communities.

Training Events

Browse our Training Calendar to see events happening this month in your area!

Simply click on the event that interests you and you will be taken to a page to learn more about it and to self-register.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Under grant number U1OHA33225 (South Central AIDS Education and Training Center). It was awarded to the University of New Mexico. No percentage of this project was financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors 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.