The Center for Palliative Care

The Center for Palliative Care Education was developed and funded as a joint HRSA and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) project to improve the quality of care that patients with HIV/AIDS receive during the course of their illness and at the end of life.

To accomplish this, the Center developed an educational resource center and training program to build regional AETC capacity to provide training on palliative care issues. The Center has compiled educational materials and curricula on topics in HIV/AIDS palliative care, conducted and analyzed regional and national AETC needs assessments to guide curriculum development activities, designed and pilot tested a multiple module curriculum, and established partnerships with the AETC NRC, the RWJF HIV Palliative Care Workgroup, the RWJF Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care Program, Last Acts, EPERC (End-of-Life Physician Education Resource Center), the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC).

All materials developed are available to each regional AETC and to their local performance sites through the Center for Palliative Care Education Website.