MATEC: Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center

MATEC is a publicly-funded training center, providing clinical training and support to health care professionals. With over 32 years of experience and expertise, MATEC offers HIV/AIDS training as well as distribution and support for integration of the National HIV Curricula e-learning platform for health professional schools. In addition, MATEC trains community-based practicing primary care physician champions to lead health care transformation and enhance teaching in community-based settings throughout the Midwest. MATEC is supported in its work through multiple public grants and contracts. These include the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) grant, MATEC’s oldest and largest funded work, the Midwest Integration of the National HIV Curriculum (MINHC), and the Midwest Fellowship for Primary Care Champions (MFPCC). MATEC is based at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Department of Family Medicine.

Our Vision

Health equity and maximum health for all.

Our Mission

To develop and transform the health care system and its workforce to advance equitable and patient-centered care.

Our Values

Patient Impact: We are driven to have a positive impact in patient health outcomes.
Quality Training: We are committed to deliver evidence-based, unbiased, and innovative learning opportunities.
Accountability: We consistently deliver what we agreed to deliver.
Collaboration: We strive to collaborate to maximize resources and increase effectiveness.

Midwest AETC

As the designated AETC covering ten Midwestern states, MATEC has built connections with the top HIV clinicians and researchers in our region to offer health care professionals targeted training and direct access to expert information. We are part of a national network of AIDS Education and Training Centers, serving all states and territories and including two supporting national centers. Visit our National Coordinating Resource Center website for more information about the national network.

MATEC provides HIV training and support services in ten midwestern states including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Training and support services are provided by local partners who are charged with developing and delivering targeted trainings and technical and capacity building assistance to meet the needs of health care professionals in their area.

MATEC develops programs for or in conjunction with clinics and other health care organizations to meet their specific needs. MATEC also offers programs for individual health care professionals through "open enrollment" training opportunities at a site near you. To see all the opportunities for you, go to our Regional Training Calendar page.