Dr. Stacey Griner partners with HSC Center for Health Policy on new HIV care and prevention grant

September 14, 2023 • News

Stacey Griner

Dr. Stacey Griner, School of Public Health assistant professor in the department of population and community health at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth – in partnership with HSC’s Center for Health Policy – is working on a new HIV care and prevention grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), with the Health Science Center serving as an AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) regional partner site.

This project aligns directly with the critical needs for HIV prevention in the North Texas region.

Dr. Griner was one of the HSC faculty members recently interviewed by KERA News, North Texas, discussing the project and its potential impact on public health.

HSC’s Center for Health Policy is a sub-grantee of the South Central AIDS Education Training Center housed at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center. The HSC SC-AETC is one of 10 AETC regional partners and the sixth in Texas. The grant provides HSC with about $250,00 annually.

The funds will be used by the AETC in a multi-faceted effort to offer training and technical assistance for providers treating people with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

The activities HSC’s arm of the AETC will undertake through this grant include providing training and technical assistance to providers treating patients with or at risk for HIV; developing innovative and interactive educational tools for regional health care providers; partnering with a clinical practice site to provide coaching and organizational capacity building; supporting providers to facilitate access to HIV prevention and care; and improving health outcomes for marginalized populations.